Dance Smartly Stakes

The Dance Smartly Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually during July at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. A Grade II stakes race raced on turf, it is open to horses three years of age and older. Inaugurated in 1986, it was raced on dirt through 1989 at a distance of 1�...> miles. In 1990 it was switched over to the turf course and raced that year at 11/16 miles after which it remained on the turf but at its original 1-1/8 miles. It was raced as the Woodbine (Breeders' Cup) Handicap until 1998 when it was renamed to honor Dance Smartly, a Canadian and United States Racing Hall of Fame inductee and one of Canada's greatest racing fillys.

Woodbine Racetrack Graded Stakes Races

Stakes Race Grade Purse
Eclipse Stakes III $150,000
Nassau Stakes II $300,000
King Edward Stakes II $250,000
Highlander Stakes II $200,000
Singspiel Stakes III $150,000
Queen's Plate Stakes I $1,000,000
Dominion Day Stakes III $200,000
Dance Smartly Stakes II $300,000
Ontario Matron Stakes III $150,000
Nijinsky Stakes II $300,000
Royal North Stakes III $150,000
Sky Classic Stakes II $250,000
Ontario Colleen Stakes III $150,000
Play the King Stakes II $200,000
Seaway Stakes III $150,000
Natalma Stakes III $200,000
Summer Stakes III $250,000
Canadian Stakes II $300,000
Northern Dancer Turf Stakes I $500,000
Woodbine Mile Stakes I $1,000,000
Selene Stakes III $250,000
Grey Stakes III $200,000
Nearctic Stakes I $500,000
E.P. Taylor Stakes I $1,000,000
Canadian International Stakes I $1,500,000
Autumn Stakes II $150,000
Kennedy Road Stakes III $150,000
Bessarabian Stakes III $150,000
Valedictory Stakes III $150,000

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