WOODBINE ANNOUNCES RETURN OF LADIES OF THE LAWN SERIES

TORONTO, May 31, 2022 – Woodbine Racetrack is pleased to announce the return of the Ladies of the Lawn Series for the 2022 Thoroughbred racing season.

Launched in 2019, the Ladies of the Lawn Series consists of three premier turf races for fillies and mares, the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes, Grade 2 Canadian Stakes and Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes.

This year’s series will offer a lucrative $250,000 bonus to the owner of the horse that wins all three races in the series. Should no horse sweep the series, a $50,000 bonus will be paid out to the connections of the horse that accumulates the most points during the series.

“The Ladies of the Lawn Series has received tremendous feedback over the last few years,” said Tim Lawson, Director of Thoroughbred Racing for Woodbine. “The addition of a $250,000 bonus should provide not only incentive for owners and trainers to point their fillies and mares at these premier races, but also raise the profile of this series with horseplayers, fans and racing participants.”

Mutamakina winning the 2021 Gr. 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes. The Clement trainee also won last year’s Ladies of the Lawn Series. (Michael Burns photo)

The points breakdown for each leg of the Ladies of the Lawn series is listed below:

1st: 10
2nd: 7
3rd: 5
4th: 3
5th: 2
Horses finishing 6th through last in any leg will receive one point.

The dates for each leg of the Ladies of the Lawn Series are listed below:

Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes ($200,000) – Sunday, July 24
Grade 2 Canadian Stakes ($200,000) – Sunday, August 21
Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes ($750,000) – Saturday, October 8

The inaugural Ladies of the Lawn Series was won by the Kevin Attard trained 2019 Canadian Horse of the Year, Starship Jubilee. In 2020, the series was won by Elizabeth Way, trained by Hall of Fame trainer, Roger Attfield. Mutamakina secured last year’s Ladies of the Lawn Series title with a victory in the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes for trainer Christophe Clement.

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