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Saturday, August 17, 2024


Canada’s most prestigious championship Thoroughbred race, The King’s Plate, is also Toronto’s can’t miss social event of the summer featuring high-fashion, decadent food and drinks, and live music.

“Head’s Up” Collection



Return of King’s Plate generates largest handle in Woodbine history

TORONTO, August 22, 2023 – The 164th King’s Plate generated the largest single-card handle in Woodbine Racetrack history on Sunday afternoon. A total of $18,127,049.67 was wagered on Sunday’s 13-race King’s Plate card, eclipsing the previous record of $18,005,973.60 from the 2019 Queen’s Plate. The record handle is also a significant increase from last year’s […]

Weekend Notables & Quotables (August 19-20)

Breathing Fire Grey Dragon made a great first impression when the 2-year-old daughter of Frac Daddy won Sunday’s third race, a 5 ½-furlong event on the Tapeta. The grey is bred Goldmart Farms, who co-owns with Royal Laser Inc. Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Robert Tiller is the trainer. Sweet treat Canadiansweetheart, at […]

Paramount Prince reigns supreme in King’s Plate, Casse finishes one-two

TORONTO, August 20, 2023 – Paramount Prince, under jockey Patrick Husbands, bested filly stablemate Elysian Field, both conditioned by dual hall of fame trainer Mark Casse, in the 164th running of the $1 million King’s Plate, Sunday at Woodbine. Last time out in the Plate Trial, Husbands put Paramount Prince on the front end and the pair […]

What horse would King Charles pick in his race? by Ivan Bigg

What horse would King Charles pick in a race named in his honour? Since His Majesty didn’t get back to me in an email sent to his handlers in London (surprise!), I’ve concluded his hunch play would be #1 Stanley House because Buckingham Palace is five minutes away from a hotel called the Stanley House. […]

The Story Behind the Silks by Sophie Charalambous

An owner’s silks are a unique representative of not only the owner but their horses and the jockeys who wear them. Each owner has their own distinct design with various colour combinations to represent and differentiate themselves, with each set of silks having a story behind it. The design and colour symbolism can take on […]

Woodbine to Deliver Extensive Coverage of the First King’s Plate in more than 70 Years

TORONTO, August 19, 2023 – And they’re off! Woodbine Entertainment is set to deliver unparalleled coverage of the highly anticipated 2023 King’s Plate, the first since 1951. The action begins with live national coverage on Sunday, August 20, at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN, CTV,,, and the TSN and CTV apps. Woodbine is […]
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What’s Happening on Social

"Heavy is the head that wears the crown... Perhaps, but not today" #KP23  📽️: @media_that_matters
Here’s to a heck of a weekend to all of our fans #KP23
Sometimes you have to let the Prince chase the Crown #KP23
72 years later... Once Again, The King's Plate #KP23
🗣️🎙️ Robert Geller's Legendary King's Plate call (SOUND UP) #KP23
What would you pay for a commemorative program signed by every single jockey riding in the first King’s Plate in 71 years #KP23
On a historic day, we are proud to announce a NEW RECORD HANDLE for The King's Plate! #KP23  Thank you to all of our amazing customers
The 164th King’s Plate winner, Paramount Prince #KP23