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Wonder Gadot and jockey John Velazquez winning the 2018 Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Get Ready for the 160th Running of the Queen’s Plate

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. North America’s oldest…

Telekinesis winning the Queen's Plate Trial on June 9th. Michael Burns Photo

Telekinesis Is the One to Beat in the Queen’s Plate

Telekinesis, who ran up to his notices with a solid victory in the 1 1/8-mile Plate Trial here June 9, looms as the one to beat in Saturday’s $1 million Queen’s Plate. The Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most famous race, offers…

Cooler Mike. Photo by Michael Burns

Cooler Mike Looks for Queen’s Plate Cheers

Cooler Mike, who will be looking to give his trainer his first stakes win in the Queen’s Plate, is the homebred who nearly got away. “He was the last one that we had out of the mare,” said trainer Nick…

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Alternative Route Takes Unique Path to Plate

Alternative Route certainly has lived up to his name, as his final prep for the Queen’s Plate came in the Grade 3 Arlington Classic over 1 1 /16 miles of turf. Trainer Al Stall Jr. had started Alternative Route on…

Silent Poet is ready to claim the 159th Queen's Plate. Michael Burns Photo

Stronach Stables’ Sights Are Set on the Queen’s Plate

Frank Stronach’s Stronach Stables has captured the Queen’s Plate on four occasions with Holy Helena (2017), Shaman Ghost (2015), Awesome Again (1997) and Basqueian (1994) racing their way into the history books. On Saturday, June 30th, Stronach’s Silent Poet will…

OLG official partner and title sponsor of 2018 Canadian Triple Crown

Woodbine Entertainment is proud to announce the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) is the official partner and title sponsor of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing for 2018. The OLG Canadian Triple Crown for three-year-old Canadian-foaled Thoroughbreds consists of…

Wonder Gadot and jockey Patrick Husbands winning the Mazarine Stakes (Grade 3) at Woodbine Racetrack on October 7, 2017. Michael Burns Photo

See the List of 2018 Queen’s Plate Nominees

A total of 57 Canadian-bred three-year-olds are eligible to the 159th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate set for June 30 at Woodbine Racetrack following the sustaining payment deadline on May 2. The initial February 5 nomination list consisted…

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Brad Paisley to Headline 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling country music superstar, Brad Paisley, will headline the 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival at Woodbine Racetrack. The three-day Festival will run from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1. Queen’s Plate Festival Passes will go on…

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Canadian Horse Racing and Famous Canadian Race Horses

The history of Canadian horse racing is filled with famous Canadian race horses. In the summer of 2017, while our entire nation is celebrating 150 years of confederation, the venerated Canadian horse racing industry will be boasting an even bigger…

Jockey Julien Leparoux celebrates his Queen's Plate victory aboard Sir Dudley Digges. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Queen’s Plate Has Record Attendance and Handle

Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced Sunday’s 157th edition of the Queen’s Plate, won by Sir Dudley Digges, broke attendance and wagering records. All sources wagering on the 13-race card was $11,839,883, up seven percent from the $11,064,870 figure recorded in…

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