Natalma Stakes

The Natalma Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Run in early September, the G III race is run at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on turf and is open to two-year-old fillies. Currently, it offers a purse of $150,000.

The race is named in honor of Natalma, the Virginia-bred Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame mare who was the dam of Northern Dancer, one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history. Inaugurated in 1965, the Natalma Stakes was raced on dirt at a distance of 11/16 miles until 1968 when it was switched to the rack's turf course. In 1980 the distance was modified to its present one mile. The race was run in two divisions in 1979, 1983-1986, 1988. 1990-1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002.

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