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Queen’s Plate

Aug 21, 2022

Announcing the 163rd Queen’s Plate

On August 21, 2022

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

One of Canada’s oldest traditions and most prestigious horse racing event

The 163rd running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate is the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown. North America’s oldest continuously run stakes’ event, The Queen’s Plate showcases Canada’s top three-year-old thoroughbreds and is one of Canada’s premier sport events of the year.


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.

Premium Experience at Queen's Plate, August 21, 2022

Experience the Queen’s Plate in style at one of two exclusive Trackside Experiences with incredible food, drinks, and great company.

Access to the Queen’s Plate and a seat in one of our sumptuous dining rooms with an all-inclusive food package.

Key Race Information

  • 163rd Running of the Queen’s Plate
  • Three-Year-Olds
  • 1:10 PM
  • TBC
  • One Mile & One Quarter
  • Main Track – Tapeta
  • Izvestia (2:01.4)
  • $1,000,000
  • TBC
  • TBC

Past Five Years Winners

Year Horse​ Jockey Trainer Owner Time
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
2017 Holy Helena Luis Contreras James Jerkens Stronach Stables 2:02.87

Fashion Inspiration

Style icons at the Queen's Plate

What to Wear

Queen’s Plate Style Guides

Check out the past Queen’s Plate style guides and get inspired!

2019 Style Guide

2018 Style Guide

2017 Style Guide

David Dunkley Fine Milliner of The Queen’s Plate – 10!

No need to travel the world in search of the perfect hat or fascinator. Toronto’s own David Dunkley Fine Millinery has been the first and only Official Milliner of the Queen’s Plate for the past 10 years. Each year, David creates unique, breathtaking couture collections that have been worn, admired and talked about by many year after year. This year, David has drawn his inspiration for the 2022 collection from the past decade of designing Queen’s Plate couture looks. David named his new QP22 collection “TEN”, inspired by his 10 year creative journey to “follow your dreams”.

David Dunkley, official milliner of Queen's Plate with his collection.

Special Guests & Musical Performance from

The Reklaws

Live Performance at 3 p.m.* | Queen’s Plate Riders Up 5:20 p.m.*

* Times are approximate
The Reklaws

The Reklaws are a one-of-a-kind duo made up of siblings Jenna and Stuart Walker, proud to bring the party to every stage they stand on. The Reklaws found breakout success with their debut single “Long Live the Night,” the most-streamed domestic song of all Canadian country artists and theme song for the CFL Thursday Night Football national broadcast in 2018/2019. 2021 was a record-breaking year for the duo. Their viral TikTok hit “What the Truck” recently earned PLATINUM-certification, making it the fastest-ever Canadian country song to go PLATINUM in the streaming era. Last year also saw the pair garner a JUNO Award nomination and six 2021 CCMA Awards nominations, making them the most nominated artists for the 2021 CCMA Awards, taking home wins for Group or Duo of the Year and Top Selling Canadian Single (“Can’t Help Myself” with Dean Brody). To kick off 2022 they secured two coveted JUNO nominations for Group of Duo of the Year and Country Album of the Year.

The Reklaws hold 5 JUNO nominations, 4 CCMA Awards, 3 #1s at Canadian Radio, 10 GOLD and 7 PLATINUM singles and a GOLD-certified debut album (Freshman Year). With 250M+ Global Streams, 6 of the top 20 streamed singles by a Canadian country artist since 2019 (more than any other artist) and the most domestically streamed debut album in Canadian country history,  it’s evident that The Reklaws are doing things differently and that the world is taking notice.

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