Bet on the Canadian International

Bet on the Canadian International

The Canadian International Stakes started as The Long Branch Championship in 1938 and has survived a variety of changes in tracks, distances and names to become a huge part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The present incarnation of the Canadian International Stakes is popularly known as the Pattison Canadian International and races at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. This race is for top international thoroughbreds 3 years and older at a distance of 1 1/2 miles. As a Grade I competition, the purse for the Pattison Canadian International is typically $1,000,000 or greater.

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2016 Canadian International Contenders

The 2015 Canadian International (G1) lived up to its name and attracted a quality field of eleven turf horses representing five different countries. Cannock Chase, a four-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid who was foaled in Kentucky but raced primarily in Europe, went to post as the favorite.

Cannock Chase broke slowly but settled in the middle of the pack and raced just off of the rail. He showed a terrific turn of foot to quicken sharply as they approached the top of the stretch and kicked clear to win by 1 ½ lengths. The popular Canadian champion, Up with the Birds, briefly had the lead in the stretch but settled for second. 

It was the second consecutive year that jockey Ryan Moore and trainer Sir Michael Stoute, two of the most renowned forces in Europe, teamed up to win the Canadian International (G1). 

2015 Order of Finish:              Win    Place   Show

1st:  Cannock Chase              $7.50    $4.60    $3.40

2nd Upwiththebirds                           $10.10    $7.10

3rd: Sheikhzayadroad                                    $6.10

(Also Kaigun, Reporting Star, Triple Threat (FR), Danish Dynaformer, Power Ped, Second Step (IRE), Interpol, Habibi (NZ))

Check back closer to the race for the contenders for the 2016 Canadian International.

Did you know?

Irish-bred Joshua Tree has been unstoppable in recent years, becoming the only three-time winner by taking the crown in 2010, 2012 and 2013. The oldest horse to win this event is Collier Hill, finishing in first place in the 2006 edition of this event at the age of eight. In 1994, Raintrap finished with the best 1 1/2-mile in Canadian International history, traversing the track in 2:25.60. A variety of famous, award-winning horses have brought their talents to this prestigious competition, including Secretariat and Dahlia. Secretariat owns the biggest margin of victory at the Canadian International, with an amazing 6 1/2 length victory in 1973.