queen’s plate

Strait of Dover morning line favorite for Queen’s Plate

Strait of Dover, River Rush and Irish Mission head a well-matched field of 14 Canadian-bred three-year-olds for the $1 million Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most famous horse race, Sunday at Woodbine. The 153rd edition of the Plate, the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America, will be televised live on CBC-TV in HD (High Definition) […]

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Woodbine president: Queen’s Plate in jeopardy after this year

Nick Eaves, president of the Woodbine Entertainment Group, announced Thursday at the Queen’s Plate breakfast that the existence of the race is in jeopardy due to the ending of the slots at racetrack program, reports the Toronto Star. After negotiating with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission, Eaves said: “If that situation were to continue […]

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TVG to present exclusive, live, on-site coverage of Queen’s Plate

TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, will present exclusive, live, on-site coverage of the $1,000,000 Queen’s Plate, the opening leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, Sunday from Toronto’s Woodbine Racecourse. In addition to the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest race, TVG’s coverage will also feature three graded undercard stakes, highlighted by the Grade II, $250,000 King Edward […]

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Queen’s Plate field drops to 14 with defection of Prince Raphael

Prince Raphael suffered an injury in a regular workout on Sunday and has been withdrawn from consideration for Sunday’s Queen’s Plate, reports the Daily Racing Form.  Trainer Debbie England did not specify the nature of the injury but said it would not require surgery. River Rush and Strait of Dover are expected to vie for […]

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Queen’s Plate winner Big Red Mike out for the year

Last year’s Queen’s Plate winner and champion three-year-old male in Canada, Big Red Mike, has been sent to the farm and will not race again this year.  The four-year-old will spend the next few months in South Florida and will likely race at Gulfstream next year before returning to Woodbine. Big Red Mike’s assistant trainer […]

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Second, third and fourth place in Queen’s Plate to run in Prince of Wales

Connections for Hippolytus, Pender Harbour and Bowman’s Causeway have indicated a desire to run in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. The Prince of Wales Stakes is a 1 3/16 mile dirt race at Fort Erie.

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Inglorious is glorious in Queen’s Plate victory

In a glorious performance, Inglorious posted a stunning 3-length victory over Hippolytus and Pender Harbour, to become the first filly in a decade to win the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. Guided by Luis Contreras, Woodbine’s leading rider, in his first Queen’s Plate race, Inglorious is trained by Josie Carroll, who got her second […]

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Queen’s Plate spotlights increased quality in Canadian-breds

This year’s Queen’s Plate offers the best quality field in many years, a sign that Canadian breeders are doing something right, according to Beverley Smith in The Globe and Mail. Woodbine’s rich stakes program, as well as lucrative incentives and bonuses, are the attraction for owners such as Frank Stronach, who has moved some top […]

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Inglorious aims for history in Queen’s Plate

Sunday at Woodbine, Inglorious will attempt to become the first filly to win Canada’s biggest race for 3-year-olds since Dancethruthedawn accomplished the feat in 2001, according to Matthew Scianitti in the National Post. Inglorious is not the only one chasing history in the 152nd running of the Queen’s Plate. Trainer Roger Attfield will send three […]

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