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Jockey Club Of Canada Releases Graded Stakes List For 2019

The Jacques Cartier Stakes, won by 2017 Canadian Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd in 2018, has been upgraded from Listed to Grade 3 for its 2019 renewal

The Jockey Club of Canada's Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes races in Canada. The number of Graded Stakes in Canada will increase from 45 to 46 with the addition of a Listed Race upgraded to G3.

The Graded Stakes Committee meeting was conducted by Committee Chair, Ross McKague and accompanied by all Committee Members, Jim Bannon, Tom Cosgrove, Mark Frostad and Jockey Club of Canada's Chief Steward R. Glenn Sikura. As well, the attending race track representatives included Julie Bell, Matt Jukich, Nichelle Milner and Paul Ryneveld.

After reviewing the North American Race Committee (NARC) figures and the Race Quality Scores (RQS) for all Graded and Listed races in Canada, the Committee determined that the Jacques Cartier Stakes will move from Listed Status to G3.

Included in the changes, the Monashee Stakes and the Lieutenant Governors' H were downgraded from Listed Status to Black-type for 2019.

Additionally, the Canadian Derby will maintain G3 status. However, it will decrease in distance from 11 furlongs to 10 furlongs at its new location, Century Mile in Edmonton.

The Jockey Club of Canada Graded Stakes Committee evaluates and reviews the Graded Stakes in Canada annually and determines whether races should be upgraded, downgraded or remain the same. The Committee bases their decisions on the cumulative NARC ratings for five consecutive years as well as the most recent and Black-type RQS Scores.

Graded Stakes for 2019 in Canada:

Name of Stakes Race Grade Distance Track Age/Sex
Current G1s        
Canadian International (Pattison) G1 12T WO 3up
Woodbine Mile (Ricoh) G1 8T WO 3up
Northern Dancer Turf G1 12T WO 3up
E.P. Taylor Stakes G1 12T WO 3up f/m
Natalma Stakes G1 8T WO 2yof
Summer Stakes G1 8T WO 2yo
Highlander Stakes G1 6T WO 3up
Current G2s        
Sky Classic Stakes G2 11T WO 3up
Nijinsky Stakes G2 10T WO 3up
Play The King Stakes G2 7T WO 3up
King Edward Stakes G2 8T WO 3up
Autumn Stakes G2 8.5 WO 3up
Kennedy Road Stakes G2 6 WO 3up
Nearctic Stakes G2 6T WO 3up
Connaught Cup Stakes G2 7T WO 4up
Eclipse Stakes G2 8.5 WO 4up
Nassau Stakes G2 8T WO 3up f/m
Dance Smartly Stakes G2 10T WO 3up f/m
Canadian Stakes G2 9T WO 3up f/m
Bessarabian Stakes G2 7 WO 3up f/m
Royal North Stakes G2 6T WO 3up f/m
Current G3s        
Grey Stakes G3 8.5 WO 2yo
Mazarine Stakes G3 8.5 WO 2yof
Marine Stakes G3 8.5 WO 3yo
BC Premier's Handicap G3 11 HST 3up
Seagram Cup Stakes G3 8.5 WO 3up
Dominion Day Stakes G3 10 WO 3up
Singspiel Stakes G3 12T WO 3up
Durham Cup Stakes G3 9 WO 3up
Valedictory Stakes G3 14 WO 3up
Bold Venture G3 6.5 WO 3up
Vigil Stakes G3 7 WO 4up
Ballerina Stakes G3 9 HST 3up f/m
Ontario Fashion Stakes G3 6 WO 3up f/m
Seaway Stakes G3 7 WO 3up f/m
Maple Leaf Stakes G3 10 WO 3up f/m
Ontario Matron Stakes G3 8.5 WO 3up f/m
Whimsical Stakes G3 6 WO 4up f/m
Hendrie Stakes G3 6.5 WO 4up f/m
British Columbia Derby G3 9 HST 3yo
Canadian Derby G3 10 CTM 3yo
Ontario Derby G3 9 WO 3yo
Selene Stakes G3 8.5 WO 3yof
Ontario Colleen Stakes G3 8T WO 3yof
Trillium Stakes G3 8.5 WO 3up f/m
Jacques Cartier Stakes G3 6 WO 4up

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