The Mazarine Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. A Grade III race, it is open to two-year-old fillies. Contested over a distance of 11/ miles (8.5 furlongs) on Polytrack synthetic dirt, it currently carries a purse of $250,000.
Run annually in October, the Mazarine Stakes is a prep race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Inaugurated in 1965 at Greenwood Raceway, in 1980 it was moved to its present location at Woodbine Racetrack. From 1975 through 1979 it was contested at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs). It was run in two diviions in 1979.
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