Queens Plate Tickets
Queen's Plate Schedule
One of the most famous horse races in North America, this is the type of event that you have to see first-hand to really appreciate the legacy and talent that goes into each and every running. This July event is known to bring fans in from all over Canada to see some of the fastest thoroughbreds in the world whip around the turns at the iconic Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. With that type of history and hype, it's not a surprise that Queen's Plate tickets tend to move quickly as horse racing enthusiasts begin making plans long before the race actually begins.
As the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the amount of fanfare that comes together for Queen's Plate also helps to create the perfect race day atmosphere. Part of the fun is all of the peripheral activities and events that go along with the actual race, which makes for an amazing backdrop that usually leaves fans wanting to do it all over again. Drawing in horse racing fans from all over Canada and also from the United States, Queen's Plate offers the type of tradition that is impossible to duplicate as blazing fast thoroughbreds light up one of the top tracks in Canada.
Queen's Plate Event Info
For more than a half of a century, the Triple Crown of Canadian horse racing has had some unbelievable moments that have made each race a huge event on its own, particularly when it all gets started during the Queen's Plate. This is a race that has actually been around since all the way back in 1860, which tells you quite a bit about the level of anticipation that comes with the territory each summer. Woodbine Racetrack is also a tremendous draw all on its own, providing an amazing atmosphere for anyone who picks up Queen's Plate tickets for the main event. This is a race that is one and a quarter miles of pure bliss for thoroughbred horse racing fans that usually leaves attendees wanting to do it all over again the following year.
Queen's Plate History
Nobody could have foreseen the type of tradition that was being started when fans showed up at Queen's Plate for the first time back in June of 1860. What started as a fairly small event soon blossomed into a nationally known event that made it a marquee race in Canadian thoroughbred horse racing. By the late 1950s, Queen's Plate was added to the mix as the first part of the Triple Crown, increasing its status even further and making Queen's Plate tickets even more difficult to come by. With many of the greatest jockeys and horses in history putting on amazing performances during Queen's Plate, this is the type of event that continues to resonate with horse racing fans for a reason.
Queen's Plate Trivia
Can you name the only jockey to win the Queen's Plate four different times in a decade?
Although Avelino Gomez and Robin Platts also won four different times to share the all-time lead, the only person to who won four different times in the same decade was Sandy Hawley. Hawley ended up winning four different times in the 1970s, including his final victory in 1978 on the back of Regal Embrace.
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