POST POSITIONS WERE CHOSEN YESTERDAY in a very entertaining, somewhat warm, trackside tent at Woodbine. Big turnout (better than the Barbecue, nice to see some jockeys come this time) and a light, breezy and fast moving post position draw. Would probably cut down the length of the interview of the special guest – Alex Anthopoulos was great but it was too long…deadlines to meet!

Everyone seemed happy with their posts, Roger Attfield seems quietly confident, no one will be around for QUEEN’SPLATEKITTEN until Sunday (the colt arrives today) and the filly INGLORIOUS is a popular topic. Owner Vern Dubinsky told THOROUGHBLOG yesterday when asked “Are you nervous, excited, anxious”?

He said, ‘all of those, I have not slept for more than 3 hours each night’.

More coverage to come but here are the posts:

152ND QUEEN’S PLATE; Sunday, June 26, WOODBINE RACETRACK, Purse $1,000,000; 1 ¼ miles; 3-year-olds; foaled in Canada; post time 5:38 p.m. (10th race); TV: CBC 4:30-6 p.m.

Post Position Horse Trainer Jockey Odds

1 IMHOTEP  Todd Pletcher  Emile Ramsammy 30-1

2 CURGONE  Greg De Gannes  Garrett Gomez 50-1

3 OH CANADA   Robert Tiller  Emma-Jayne Wilson 10-1

4 ONE BIG GATOR John Ross     Jim McAleney 30-1

5 PENDER HARBOUR Mike DePaulo Chantal Sutherland 12-1

6 HEAD HONCHO Catherine Day Phillips     Jono Jones 30-1 

7 STRIKE OIL  Mark Casse  Willie Martinez 15-1

8 OKIYAMA  John Mattine Jesse Campbell  30-1

9 INGLORIOUS  Josie Carroll Luis Contreras  9-2

10 ENDURING STAR  Mark Casse Robby Albarado 30-1

11 OJIBWAY SIGNAL  David Bell Justin Stein 50-1

12 SEAWATCH  Josie Carroll Slade Callaghan 20-1

13 CHECK YOUR SOUL Roger Attfield  Patrick Husbands 3-1

14 QUEEN’SPLATEKITTEN  Todd Pletcher  John Velazquez  7-2

15 HIPPOLYTUS  Mark Casse Tyler Pizzaro 30-1

16 BOWMAN’S CAUSEWAY  Chad Brown Eurico Rosa Da Silva 6-1

17 MAPLE LEAF KITTEN Joe Woodard  Omar Moreno 50-1