Experience Guide

ANNOUNCING THE 163rd QUEEN’S PLATE

August 21, 2022

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

The 163rd running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the 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.

QUEEN’S PLATE RACE DETAILS

  • 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 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

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 Couture Collection – Ten!

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, the official milliner of Queens Plate with his collection
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.