queen’s plate

Queen’s Plate Winner One Bad Boy Eyes Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

The Queen’s Plate champion One Bad Boy took to the track on Wednesday morning at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, in preparation for the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy, who has remained at Woodbine following his impressive Plate triumph on June 29 over 1 1/4 miles […]

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Holy Helena May ‘Finish Out Her Career’ In Canada

Following a victory in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly over the turf at Woodbine, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Holy Helena will likely continue to pursue graded stakes success in Canada, with the long term goal for the Ontario-bred daughter of Ghostzapper set as the Grade 1, $600,000 E.P. Taylor on October 12. A Stronach Stables […]

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Queen’s Plate Win Nets Flavien Prat Jockey Of The Week Title

The winner of the 2019 Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine last weekend, Flavien Prat was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for June 23-30, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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California Shipper One Bad Boy Leads Queen’s Plate Rivals Gate-To-Wire

Making his first start outside of California, Sayjay Racing, Greg Hall, and Brooke Hubbard’s One Bad Boy took to the synthetic Tapeta with ease and led the $1 million Queen’s Plate field from gate to wire at Woodbine. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer RIchard Baltas, was challenged by […]

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Queen’s Plate Victress Holy Helena Serves Up Dance Smartly Win On 2019 Undercard

Stronach Stables’ homebred mare Holy Helena provided Queen’s Plate attendees with a flashback to 2017 this Saturday, emulating her winning performance in the Canadian Classic with a win on the 2019 undercard in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, ridden by Javier Castellano for his second graded win on the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Queen’s Plate Festival At Woodbine, Gulfstream’s Summit Of Speed

This week features the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest annually run race and the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Woodbine’s historic test is part of a card that also features the Grade 1 Highlander Stakes and the Grade 2 Dance Smartly, which has 2017 Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: The Future Of Woodbine?

This week’s Friday Show comes to you from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, home of the 160th running of the prestigious Queen’s Plate on Saturday. Woodbine is a thriving location these days, with a business plan that includes a variety of compliments to Thoroughbred racing. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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The Queen’s Plate News Minute: Girl Power Up North?

Things appear to be going smoothly leading up to the 160th running of Canada’s prestigious Queen’s Plate. In today’s edition of the Queen’s Plate News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack on the history of the race; specifically, why have fillies had so much success racing against the boys? Renowned […]

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Queen’s Plate, Two Other Woodbine Stakes Part Of NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, June 29, featuring graded stakes from Belmont Park and Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario. Woodbine will host the first two legs of the multi-track wager, both of which are graded stakes events over the turf at the Toronto oval. Kicking […]

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Favorite Avie’s Flatter In Outside 14 Post For 160th Running Of Queen’s Plate

Avie’s Flatter, Canada’s champion 2-year-old male, looms as the horse to beat when he faces 13 other Queen’s Plate hopefuls in the $1-million showpiece over 1 1/4 miles on Woodbine’s Tapeta surface this Saturday at Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario. The 160th edition of the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest annually run race, is the first leg […]

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