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Queens Plate Tickets
Location: Woodbine Racetrack
Purse: $1 million Canadian ($750,000 US)
Notable Winners: Don Juan, Lexie Lou, Wonder Gadot
Horse Age: 3 years old
Queen's Plate TicketsThe Queen's Plate is a historic race meet that takes place in Ontario, Canada, every year. It's notable for being the oldest thoroughbred horse race in Canada and the longest-running thoroughbred race in North America. The Queen's Plate originates with Sir Casimir Gzowski and Thomas Patteson. In 1859, they asked Queen Victoria for a Plate to award to the winner of a race at the Toronto Turf Club, and she obliged. The winner of the first Queen's Plate was a horse called Don Juan. The Queen's Plate actually predates the origins of Ontario as a province and Canada as a country. At the time of its founding, Toronto was a city in the colony of Upper Canada. In 1939, George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth became the first reigning monarchs to attend the race. Over the years, the Queen's Plate has been an exciting social occasion in addition to a premier racing event. Get your Queen's Plate tickets at StubHub.
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Where is the Queen's Plate held?The Queen's Plate is held at Woodbine Racetrack. The current racetrack opened in 1956 in Etobicoke, Ontario. Woodbine Racetrack sits on 780 acres and is home to both dirt and turf tracks. The first-ever Queen's Plate was also held at a track called Woodbine near Lake Ontario. However, as the city of Toronto expanded, that location was swallowed up by urban sprawl. Today, the original Woodbine sits at the corner of Keele and Dundas streets in the heart of the city.
What is the schedule for the Queen's Plate?The Queen's Plate is held in late June or early July every year. The event is generally scheduled over the weekend. There is racing on both days of the event, along with other entertainment, such as musical concerts in between the races.
What is the Queen's Plate like?The Queen's Plate features great horse racing, along with a Doggy Derby as between-race entertainment. As with other racing meets like the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate is a place to see and be seen. There's a long tradition of royal visits, including some by reigning monarchs. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip first attended in 1959, the 100th running of the Queen's Plate. That means that in addition to race fans there are plenty of high society attendees. Many people attend this event wearing vintage-inspired suits, dresses and headgear. It's recommended that no matter what they're wearing people opt for comfortable shoes. This is an outdoor event with plenty of standing, and walking is to be expected. In addition to the animal-based events, there are concerts by popular local acts from Toronto's music scene. This event is considered the first jewel in Canada's Triple Crown.
Who are some notable winners of the Queen's Plate?The first Queen's Plate races were one-mile heats and were won by horses including Don Juan and Wild Irishman. Two different horses named Wild Rose have won the Queen's Plate, one in 1867 and one in 1886. Later, the race evolved into a 1 1/4 mile race, and the event has maintained that format since 1957. During the modern era of this event, winners have included Basqueian, Scatter the Gold and Inglorious. In 2017 and 2018, the Queen's Plate was won by fillies Holy Helena and Wonder Gadot. In 2019, One Bad Boy, ridden by jockey Flavien Prat, won the Plate.
What events are similar to the Queens Plate?The Queen's Plate shares a lot in common with other thoroughbred races such as the American Triple Crown, which includes the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.
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