The Queen's Plate is North America's oldest thoroughbred horse race. It is run at a distance of 1¼ miles for 3-year-old thoroughbed horses foaled in Canada. The race takes place each July at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. For safety reasons, since 1995 the race has been limited to a maximum of 17 starters.
The first race in the Canadian Triple Crown, it is followed by the Prince of Wales Stakes in July and the Breeders' Stakes in August.
2007 Queen's Plate official site
The $1 million Queen's Plate is Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby. Contested on Sunday at the Derby distance of 1 1/4 miles over the main track at Woodbine, it is the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, and this year was the first time th
Queen's Plate day at Woodbine draws the biggest attendance of the year to the Toronto oval, and although the highlight race is on the main Polytrack, the three stakes races on the undercard were conducted over the vast E.P. Taylor Turf Course under h
The post positions for Sunday's $1 million Queen's Plate Stakes were selected in the large, tree-shaded walking ring at Woodbine on Thursday morning during a special breakfast ceremony. This year marks the 148th edition of the Plate, the oldest conti
At Woodbine, Queen's Plate week is traditionally kicked off by the annual barbecue. Held on the Monday before the Plate, media, officials, connections, and their families usually gather in the large walking ring to enjoy a delicious outdoor lunch, mo
As the U.S. Triple Crown draws to a conclusion in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, the Canadian Triple Crown is just getting started, with the first jewel being the $1 million Queen's Plate at Woodbine on June 24. The $150,000 Plate Trial is the last major