Queen’s Plate Festival

Jun 27, 2020

We continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and are aware of the City of Toronto’s announcement regarding the cancellation of all City-led major mass participation events. As a result, we have made a decision to postpone the Queen’s Plate to a later date this year. Please Note: Existing ticket holders have the option to either keep their reserved seats for the new date OR receive a full refund (incl. fees) at any time between now and the new date of the event through Ticketmaster.

161st running of the Queen’s Plate

Saturday June 27, 2020

Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto

A day full of fashion, food, fun and of course, the best in thoroughbred racing!


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.

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

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
  • TBC
  • 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.I Highlander Stakes – $300,000
  • GR.II Dance Smartly Stakes – $175,000
  • GR.II King Edward Stakes – $175,000
  • Toronto Cup – $100,000

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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