Experience Guide


August 22, 2021

Building new traditions for one of Canada’s oldest traditions and most prestigious events

The 162nd running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the OLG 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.

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  • 162nd Running of the Queen’s Plate
  • Three-Year-Olds
  • 12:25 PM
  • 5:42 PM
  • One (1) Mile & One (1) Quarter
  • Main Track – Tapeta
  • Izvestia (2:01.4)
  • $1,000,000
  • 1st 600k, 2nd 200k, 3rd 100k, 4th 50k, 5th 20k, 6th 7th & 8th 10k
  • TSN 1 / TSN 4 / CTV
Queen's Plate 2021 Post Position Draw Result

Wagering Guarantees

  • Race 2
  • Race 4
  • Race 6
  • Race 9
  • Race 10 (QP)
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Past Five Years Winners

Year Horse​ Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2020 Mighty Heart Daisuke Fukumoko 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
2016 Sir Dudley Digges Julien Leparoux Michael Maker Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 2:04.09

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 – Official Milliner of the Queen’s Plate

You don’t need to travel the world in search of the perfect hat or fascinator. David Dunkley Fine Millinery has been the (first ever) Official Milliner of the Queen’s Plate for the past 9 years, each year creating breathtaking couture collections that have been admired and worn by many. Drawing inspiration from overcoming obstacles throughout the pandemic, David was inspired by hope and recovery with a hint of whimsy to create this year’s official Queen’s Plate 2021 millinery collection — “Head’s Up

David Dunkley Fine Millinery Custom Silk Top Hat Toronto Queens Plate 2021
David Dunkley Fine Millinery Blue Silk Fascinator Hat Shop Toronto Custom Queens Plate 2021
David Dunkley Fine MIllinery Mens Hat Shop Toronto Queens Plate 2021

(Photos by @klphotofilms)

David Dunkley Official Milliner Queens Plate 2021

A master in his own right, David has studied with the former royal milliner to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. In keeping with this royal millinery lineage, Dunkley’s creations have been sported by members of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s royal entourage and presented to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla).

David, an international award-winning milliner, is elevating headwear to new artistic heights through his commitment to traditional millinery techniques and with his flair for distinctive design. His bespoke millinery studio, is a sanctum of style where you receive unparalleled personal attention.

Whether daring or demure, each of David’s hats is handcrafted, using time-honoured techniques of blocking, forming and embellishment. David’s inimitable vision offers patrons a new take on classic styles in every design, from breathtaking bridal millinery to Ascot-worthy creations.


Legendary Canadian performing artist Jim Cuddy and his band will perform live at The 162nd Queen’s Plate.
The limited performance will be viewable to guests on the Woodbine Apron and those seated in the 200 level of the grandstand.

About Jim Cuddy

Jim Cuddy at Queen's Plate 2021

Jim Cuddy has written many of the songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives. Both as a solo artist and as one of the creative forces in Blue Rodeo, Jim has received nearly every accolade Canada can bestow upon a musician including 15 JUNO Awards, The Order of Canada and, along with bandmates Blue Rodeo, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received the Governor General Performing Arts Award and a Star on the Walk of Fame.

He has released five solo albums, and his latest single “Good News” was recorded and released in August 2020 as a direct response to our collective need for “some good news”.  Jim has been an advocate for music education as a spokesperson for MusiCounts initiatives and was the driving force behind the creation of JUNOCup annual charity hockey game. He is also the Musical Director for Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, a social enterprise which raises money to elevate and celebrate Canadian culture in sport, music and food.

This year's Queen's Plate national anthem performer Ryland James
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Queen’s Plate Charity Partner – Rethink Breast Cancer

Rethink Breast Cancer’s mission is to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer. By taking a breakthrough approach to all aspects of breast cancer – education, resources, advocacy, community engagement, and fundraising – Rethink is thinking differently about breast cancer. To find out more, visit rethinkbreastcancer.com. Woodbine Entertainment is proud to be longstanding partner of Rethink.