TORONTO, July 26 – Woodbine Entertainment is proud to partner with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) for the 2021 Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
OLG has been a longstanding sponsor of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, providing support for Canada’s biggest horse races including The Queen’s Plate (August 22), the Prince of Wales Stakes (September 14) and the Breeders’ Stakes (October 3).
“OLG’s continued support of horse racing helps organizations like Woodbine bring the fast-paced action of horse racing to more Ontarians,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “With their support, we are able to enhance premier Thoroughbred racing events and expose thousands more people to the sport we love.”
“Horse racing has a rich history in Ontario and OLG is proud to play a significant role in engaging existing and new fans with popular events like the 2021 OLG Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing,” said Lori Sullivan, OLG Chief Land-Based Gaming and Business Development Officer. “We will continue to work with our valued horse racing partners, like Woodbine, to drive growth and set the stage for future opportunities with this exciting sport.”
The $1 million 162nd Queen’s Plate stakes is the first leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing and occurs on Sunday, August 22, 2021. The race takes place on Woodbine’s Tapeta racing surface and is North America’s oldest continuously-run stakes event, showcasing Canada’s top three-year-old Thoroughbreds at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.
The 86th running of the $400,0000 Prince of Wales Stakes is set for Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The second leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing is performed on dirt surface at Fort Erie Race Track in Fort Erie.
Contested on Woodbine Racetrack’s renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course, the final leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing is the $400,000 130th Breeders’ Stakes on Sunday, October 3.
To stay up-to-date with all OLG Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing news, visit Woodbine.com and follow @WoodbineTB on social media.