Queen’s Plate

Sep 12, 2020

161st running of the Queen’s Plate

September 12, 2020

Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto

The 161st running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown is North America’s oldest continuously run stakes event showcasing Canada’s top three-year-old Thoroughbreds is the highlight of Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate.

Spectator attendance will be subject to the latest guidelines from Provincial and local health authorities. Existing ticket holders continue to have the option to either keep their reserved seats for the new date OR receive a full refund (incl. fees) through Ticketmaster.


Get access to the biggest day in Canadian thoroughbred racing to enjoy the all that Woodbine Racetrack has to offer on Queen’s Plate Day.

Experience the Queen’s Plate Day in style at one of our exclusive parties with incredible food, amazing drinks and great company.

Queen’s Plate Charity Partner – Rethink Breast Cancer

Since 2014, the Queen’s Plate has helped Rethink raise over $130,000 for their charitable work! This summer, Rethink Breast Cancer will receive one dollar of every ticket sold for the Queen’s Plate Festival. Rethink will be a part of the Hats & Horseshoes Party and will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets on Friday June 28th and Saturday June 29th. Don’t forget to purchase your ticket on site to help support a great cause! Raffle draw will be held on Saturday June 29th around 6:00pm. Let’s Rethink Breast Cancer, let’s rethink pink.

Key Race Information

  • 161st Running of the Queen’s Plate
  • Three-Year-Olds
  • 1:00 PM
  • TBC
  • One (1) Mile & One (1) Quarter
  • Main Track – Tapeta
  • Izvestia (2:01.4)
  • $1,000,000
  • TBC
  • TBC

Other stakes races on the day

  • GR. II Canadian Stakes – $250,000
  • Bison City Stakes – $250,000

Past Five Years Winners

Year Horse​ Jockey Trainer Owner Time
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
2017 Holy Helena Luis Contreras James Jerkens Stronach Stables 2:02.87
2016 Sir Dudley Digges Julien Leparoux Michael Maker Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 2:04.09
2015 Shaman Ghost Rafael Manuel Hernandez Brian Lynch Stronach Stables 2:03.45

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