Canadian Triple Crown

Mark Your Calendars: Woodbine Sets Date For 160th Running Of Queen’s Plate

Woodbine Entertainment has announced 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 continuously-run stakes event showcasing Canada’s top 3-year-old Thoroughbreds is the highlight of Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate Festival. […]

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‘Brought Me To Tears’: Irad Ortiz Pats Wonder Gadot After Travers Finish

The first filly to run in Saratoga’s G1 Travers in more than 40 years, Wonder Gadot was up near the pace in the early going but faded to cross the wire last of the 10-horse field. A camera caught jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. giving the filly a pat as she crossed the wire, and horse […]

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Neepawa All The Way In Third Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

Chiefswood Stable’s homebred Neepawa stole the show with a front-striding performance in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, the third and final leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. With Neepawa winning the OLG Canadian Triple Crown’s 1-1/2 mile turf event, trainer Mark Casse completed a sweep of all three legs as he also […]

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Aheadbyacentury Bids For Breakthrough Win In Breeders’ Stakes At Woodbine

Aheadbyacentury heads a field of nine Canadian-bred 3-year-olds in Saturday’s $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, at Woodbine. The 128th edition of the Breeders’, at one and one-half miles over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, will be televised live on TSN 2 in HD from 5-6:00 p.m., with a post […]

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‘Why Not Go For It?’: Wonder Gadot To Skip Bid For Canadian Triple Crown, Point To Travers

Instead of continuing on the trail to try and win the Canadian Triple Crown in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine, Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot looks likely to take on males in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Auig. 25.. The filly defeated males in both the Queen’s Plate and the Prince of Wales […]

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Wonder Gadot Powers Through The Slop For Prince Of Wales Victory

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown to her growing resume on Tuesday, powering to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie racetrack. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Mark Casse, led throughout to complete 1 […]

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Telekinesis, Wonder Gadot Top Field Of 16 For 159th 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 a purse of $1 million and has attracted a field of 16 Canadian-bred 3-year-olds, the largest since […]

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Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corp. To Sponsor 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 the $1 million Queen’s Plate (June 30 at Woodbine), $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes (July 24 at […]

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159th Queen’s Plate To Be Held On Saturday, June 30

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 159th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018. North America’s oldest continuously-run stakes event showcases Canada’s finest three-year-old horses as part of a weekend-long festival of live entertainment including world-class horse racing, concerts and Canada […]

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Tiz A Slam, State Of Honor Headline Tuesday’s Prince Of Wales Stakes

While Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena will not run in Tuesday’s $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Race Track, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown does feature the Queen’s Plate runner up, Tiz a Slam. Also prominent in the 1 3/16-mile dirt classic is the Mark Casse-trained State of Honor, who […]

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