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King’s Plate

Aug 20, 2023

Once Again, The King’s Plate

Canada’s oldest and most prestigious Thoroughbred race enters a new era.

163rd Queen’s Plate Logo to be held on August 21, 2022

Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce that The Queen’s Plate, North America’s longest continuously run stakes race, will once again be known as The King’s Plate. This exciting next chapter of Canada’s premier Thoroughbred horse race, which will take place on Sunday, August 20 in 2023, follows the September 2022 accession of King Charles III.

The 2023 edition will mark the 164th running of the prestigious, $1 million-stakes race historically named in honour of the reigning monarch, which has become one of the highest-profile events in Canadian sports. The Plate is the first of leg of the Canadian Triple Crown and followed by the Prince of Wales Stakes run at Fort Erie Race Track, and the Breeders’ Stakes run at Woodbine Racetrack.

Stay tuned for future ticket on-sale dates, event details and more!

Key Race Information

  • 164th Running of the King’s Plate
  • Three-Year-Olds
  • TBC
  • TBC
  • One Mile & One Quarter
  • Main Track – Tapeta
  • Izvestia (2:01.4)
  • $1,000,000
  • TBC

Past Five Years Winners of The Plate

Year Horse​ Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2022 Moira Rafael Hernandez Kevin Attard X-Men Racing LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and SF Racing LLC 2:01.48
2021 Safe Conduct Irad Ortiz Jr. Phillip Serpe WellSpring Stables 2:02.85
2020 Mighty Heart Daisuke Fukumoto Josie Carroll Lawrence Cordes 2:01.98
2019 One Bad Boy Flavien Prat Richard Baltas Sayjay Racing 2:02.98
​2018 Wonder Gadot John Velazquez Mark Casse Gary Barber 2:02.26

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