Frequently Asked Questions


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Will there be a Queen’s Plate Event this year?

The 161st running of The Queen’s Plate will occur on September 12, 2020. Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will unfortunately not be unable to welcome fans to Woodbine Racetrack this year to experience The Queen’s Plate live, in-person. Instead, we encourage fans to experience The Queen’s Plate safely with their social bubble at home and by following along @WoodbineTB on social media.

You can also navigate through for all information, details, and content related to this year’s Queen’s Plate.

What is Queen’s Plate @Home?

Queen’s Plate @ Home is a digital-first experience that will largely live on Woodbine’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels @WoodbineTB and will feature a wide array of exclusive content throughout the entire day.

Kicking off at Noon ET on Saturday, September 12, The Queen’s Plate @ Home will engage with fans from coast-to-coast and culminate with the live broadcast of The $1 million Queen’s Plate at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN and CTV.

To help bring the experience to fans at home, we have partnered with a stable of multi-platform content creators, celebrities and musicians, who will contribute unique #QueensPlate inspired content throughout the day. Stay tuned for a ton of cool content, including special musical performances by Jade Eagleson and Ryland James who recorded versions of their hit songs right on the Woodbine Racetrack!

How can I experience the Queen’s Plate Safely at home?

Here are some safety tips to consider when planning your Queen’s Plate @ Home experience:

  • Keep your guest list small.
  • Wear a stylish mask that matches your outfit.
  • Create individual personalized food plates for each guest.
  • Cheer and celebrate at a distance.
  • Provide several hand sanitizing areas for your guests.
  • Ensure you have contact information for each guest at your party.

What to Eat and Drink?

Click here for party inspiration such as how-to videos on creating a Chef-inspired menu including a harvest salad, gazpacho, plus how to create amazing cocktails including The Royal Blush – the official cocktail of The Queen’s Plate, and much more!

What should I wear to my Queen’s Plate at Home experience?

The Queen’s Plate is not only North America’s longest continually run stakes race is for three-year-old Thoroughbreds foaled in Canada, it’s a celebration of our sport! Dress-up and be ready for the big race with our QP Style Guides – click here to get inspired!

Who should I follow to learn more about all things Queen’s Plate?

Want to ensure you’re getting the most out of your QP @ Home experience? In addition to following @WoodbineTB on Instagram, click here to make sure you don’t miss a thing by following these trend-setting influencers who will help celebrate the 161st Queen Plate! Be sure to show off your style and party flair but posting to your preferred social media network using the hashtag #QueensPlate!

How can I Watch The Queen’s Plate?

CTV and TSN will broadcast The $1 million Queen’s Plate live beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET. click here for additional wagering and watching options.

How to Wager on The Queen’s Plate?

Wagering on world-class racing is easy, convenient and fun! Choose one of two secure platforms to enjoy all the action on the big day. If you’re new to horse racing, consider downloading Dark Horse; Woodbine’s newest AI powered application that guides you into making selections more likely to result in a win.  If you’re someone who already understands horseracing and advanced wagering techniques consider HPIbet, the leading platform for the experienced horseplayer. Click here for more information about both wagering options.

Where can I go to access Queen’s Plate race details and wagering information?

Click here to access key race information for the 161st Queen’s Plate including race post time, post positions, competitors, and more. If your looking for more information and stats on the field for the big race so you can access a handy Queen’s Plate Cheat Sheet by Clicking Here