Canadian International Stakes Betting

The Canadian International Stakes is usually the final major horse race held in Canada each year.  It’s generally held in late October at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.  The race is run by 3-year-olds and up over a distance of 1.5 miles on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course at Woodbine.

Click here for news and information on the upcoming Canadian International Stakes race from the official website.

Woodbine Entertainment will take bets on the Canadian International Stakes directly at the racetrack, but if you can’t make it out to Toronto to place your bets you can also do so online at, our recommended betting site for Woodbine races.

Where To Bet On The Canadian International Stakes

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At BetOnline select ‘Racebook’ from the top navigation bar, open the ‘Canadian Thoroughbred’ drop down menu in the left sidebar, and select ‘Woodbine’. Next, select the race # associated with the Canadian International (post time of ~1:20pm) to bring up the odds and available bets for the race.

Check out our horse racing section for a closer look at the different bets you can make on this years Canadian International.

The History of the Canadian International Stakes

The Canadian International Stakes has a storied history with many changes taking place to the race over the past 80 years.  For a full breakdown of the Canadian International Stakes history and Records check out the Canadian International Stakes wiki page.  I’ll give you a quick Cole’s notes version in the next paragraph.

The Canadian International Stakes was first run in 1938 at the Long Branch Racetrack in Toronto.  The race bounced around between there and Dufferin Racetrack before finding a permanent home at Woodbine Racetrack in 1956.  The race started out as a 1 1/16 mile race and the distance changed several times and it wasn’t until 1994 that the 1 1/2 mile distance was instituted.  In the very first year with the 1 1/2 mile race a horse named Raintrap won the Canadian International Stakes with a time of 2:25.60, which is still the fastest time to the present day.