queen’s plate

Uniquely Named Krachenwagen ‘Wants To Go A Route Of Ground’ In Queen’s Plate

Queen’s Plate hopeful Krachenwagen was named by owner/trainer Angus Buntain’s 14-year-old daughter Libby after a bumper car ride at nearby theme park Canada’s Wonderland. “I asked her to name him,” said Buntain, whose nom du course is Greenoaks Farm Racing Stable. “I said he needed a tough name, because his father’s name is Head Chopper. She said Krachenwagen sounded like crackin’ heads.” […]

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‘Cornerstone’ Family Carries CEO’s Hopes In 2019 Queen’s Plate

The Queen’s Plate is always a significant occasion for Woodbine Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Jim Lawson because of its rich history, but this year will be more than just ceremonial for him because of a horse that has ties to his family and to Queen Elizabeth II. Federal Law, a horse Jim bred and then […]

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‘Good Demeanor’ A Major Plus As Desert Ride Takes On Boys In Queen’s Plate

Three weeks after a stirring stretch run to take the Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser, Sam-Son Farm standout filly Desert Ride looks for another crowning moment, this time in the Queen’s Plate. Tenth and last at the quarter-mile mark in the 1 1/8-mile Oaks, eighth at the half and sixth at the stretch call, jockey […]

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De Paulo Sends A Pair Of ‘Talented’ Maidens After Queen’s Plate

Woodbine-based trainer Mike De Paulo has two chances to clinch this year’s $1-million Queen’s Plate on June 29 at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada, but there is one catch. Both of his contenders, Rising Star and Moon Swings, have yet to win a race. Despite that fact, De Paulo has faith in both his runners. Especially […]

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Lucas N’ Lori Will Need ‘A Little Racing Luck’ On Queen’s Plate Day

Seventeen years ago, T J’s Lucky Moon pulled off an 82-1 Queen’s Plate shocker. Can Lucas n’ Lori deliver another longshot score in next Saturday’s $1 million Canadian classic? It was 2002 when Molinaro Stables’ T J Lucky Moon, under Steve Bahen, lit up the toteboard in the 143rd running of the Plate. In just […]

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Juvenile Champ Avie’s Flatter Will Be Fresh For Queen’s Plate

Avie’s Flatter will be looking to end a puzzling drought for Coronation Futurity winners in the Queen’s Plate as no horse since Norcliffe in 1976 has come back from success in that 2-year-old fixture to win Canada’s most prestigious race. But the Ivan Dalos homebred, conditioned by Josie Carroll, certainly would be no surprise to […]

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Queen’s Plate: ‘Beautiful Breeze’ Has Woodbine Oaks Winner Desert Ride Ready To Take On The Boys

Sam-Son Farm’s Woodbine Oaks hero Desert Ride breezed five furlongs in 1:02.60 Friday morning at Churchill Downs in company with Thunder Kid(1:03.60) as she finalized her major preparation to take on males in the $1 million Queen’s Plate – the first leg of Canada’s Triple Crown on Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine. “It was a beautiful breeze,” trainer […]

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In A Year With Two Classics To His Name, Casse Has Two Chances In Queen’s Plate

What’s better than having one shot at winning the Queen’s Plate? For Mark Casse, one of the top trainers in the sport, it’s having two horses in the big dance and a happy return to Canada’s Showplace of Racing. He’s won some of the biggest events in Thoroughbred racing, has been inducted into the Canadian […]

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Give ‘Peace’ A Chance: Pay For Peace Primed For Queen’s Plate Date

Pay for Peace, owned by Team Penney Racing and Carem Stables, will arrive at the $1 million Queen’s Plate, set for Saturday, June 29, off an impressive score in the Plate Trial Stakes. Trained by Rachel Halden, the three-year-old son of Silent Name (JPN) stalked the pace and eventually drove clear to pull off the […]

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Rethink Breast Cancer To Be Official Charity Of 2019 Queen’s Plate

Woodbine Entertainment welcomes back Rethink Breast Cancer as the official charity partner of The Queen’s Plate and has launched its first online 50/50 raffle in support of the Canadian organization’s mission. Rethink Breast Cancer’s mission is to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer through innovative education, support and […]

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