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2020 Queen’s Plate Officially Postponed; No New Date Announced

Woodbine Entertainment announced Wednesday that the 161st running of The Queen’s Plate will be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, June 27. While a new date has not been confirmed, Woodbine Entertainment intends to host The Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack this year, subject to recommendations and restrictions […]

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Woodbine Considers Postponing June 27 Queen’s Plate

Following an announcement by Toronto Mayor John Tory that all of the Canadian city’s major events and festivals scheduled between now and June 30 are being cancelled, Woodbine Entertainment said it is evaluating the potential postponement of the Queen’s Plate, the country’s biggest and most important racing event, scheduled for June 27. A post on […]

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Woodbine Reveals Purse Increases For Both Overnight Races, Bonus Programs

Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce purse increases for its overnight and Ontario bonus programs effective for this year’s Thoroughbred season which begins on Saturday, April 18. The 2020 Woodbine meet features 133 race dates, 87 stakes and total purses of $61 million highlighted by three $1 million races including The Queen’s Plate (Saturday, June […]

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Additional Tickets Released For 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival

A wide selection of tickets is now on sale for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival, Canada’s unrivaled horse racing experience set for Saturday, June 27 at Woodbine Racetrack. The Queen’s Plate Festival will showcase the 161st running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate stakes race, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown for the […]

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Catching Up With Sovereign Award Nominee Kevin Attard

Trainer Kevin Attard had a career-year at Woodbine in 2019, finishing the meet with personal bests of 61 wins and nine stakes wins, including his first career Grade 1 victory with Starship Jubilee in the Grade 1 E. P. Taylor Stakes in October. Five of Attard’s six stakes winners last year are still in training […]

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Queen’s Plate Bound? Summers Sends Out Undefeated Filly Truth Hurts In Sunday’s Busanda

Chad Summers and J Stables’ undefeated Truth Hurts will make her stakes debut in the $100,000 Busanda on Sunday at the Big A, a key stepping stone towards the Kentucky Oaks. The talented Ontario-bred Summers trainee will also be nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, which features the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks on June 6 and […]

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‘A Year You Dream About’: Team Prat Relishes 2019, Looking Forward To 2020

The year 2019 was one to remember for Flavien Prat and his agent, Derek Lawson. Prat won more than 20 graded stakes races, compiled purse earnings of nearly $20 million, and won the Kentucky Derby for the first time. The 26-year-old Frenchman established beyond all doubt that he is a world-class rider who can compete […]

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Despite Challenges, Total Woodbine Wagering Surpasses $500 Million For Third Consecutive Year

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that the 2019 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $516,189,880.80 which is the second largest handle in its history and the third straight year it has exceeded half a billion dollars. The 131-date (two cancellations) meet included 1,212 races, 45 fewer than last year, which contributed to the all-sources handle […]

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Woodbine: Tickets On Sale Now For 2020 Queen’s Plate

Ticket sales launched today for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival, with the best grandstand seats now available for a world-class racing experience on Saturday, June 27 at Woodbine Racetrack.  Select grandstand tickets are now available for purchase at Ticketmaster.ca for Canada’s premier horse racing event, showcasing the 161st running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate […]

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