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British Columbia Oaks loses graded status

February 2, 2009     E-mail this page to a friend!

Two Canadian Grade 3 races—the Marine Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, ON, and the British Columbia Oaks at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, BC—will run as ungraded stakes in 2009, after the Canadian Graded Stakes Committee dropped their graded status. The Committee made no other grading changes.

Hastings is left with three graded stakes: the British Columbia Derby, the B.C. Premiers, and the Ballerina Stakes. All are Grade 3 races. Northlands Park retains the only other graded race in Canada not run at Woodbine—the Grade 3 Canadian Derby.