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Saturday – Canada’s Biggest Racing Party



Return to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday, June 29 for the 160th Running of the Queen’s Plate race.

Grab your favourite hat or fascinator, dress in your finest summer threads and enjoy the most fashionable event of the summer!

Event Details

  • 11 am
  • 12 pm
  • 12 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:43 pm
  • 4 pm
  • 5:20 pm
  • 5:36 pm
  • 7 pm
  • 8:30 pm

*All times are approximate and subject to change closer to the event date

Hats and Horseshoes Party

presented by Stella Artois

From High Fashion to Fast Action, don’t miss the pomp and thrill of
the Queen’s Plate

Bring your fashion forward friends and walk the red carpet in style at
the Hats and Horseshoes Party

All Queen’s Plate Festival tickets include access to the Hats and Horseshoes Party


When the last race goes off, the party doesn’t end!

Make your way to the J.P Wiser’s Stage and get ready for an exciting concert featuring two of the top country music acts in Canada.

Click on the band or artist below for biographies, videos and more!

What to Wear

Think summer garden party, pastel colours, light materials and unique accessories. Make a bold statement by mixing patterns and adding pops of colour. For women, find the perfect summer dress or jumper, add a great pair of wedges or chucky heels and top off with a great hat or fascinator and bold sunnies.

For men, dig out that statement jacket you’ve been waiting to wear, add a great pair of fitted pants and finish off the look with a pair of Oxford shoes or Boat Shoes for added comfort. To upgrade your look even further, mix in a bow tie, a great pocket square or flower and even go for the fedora if you’re feeling up to it.

While there is no “official” dress code for the Queen’s Plate, it is encouraged that guests dress up to take it the complete horse racing experience.

One caveat – guests with tickets to the Woodbine Club, Northern Dancer or Royal Enclosure seating section are required to dress business casual. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie with a collared shirt. Ladies are encouraged to wear a hat or fascinator and to dress for a smart occasion – please refrain from wearing strapless, off the shoulder, halters and/or spaghetti straps. Running shoes and branded or promotional clothing is not permitted.

David Dunkley - Official Milliner of the Queen's Plate

The Style Guide

For 2019 Queen’s Plate Style Guide details, Click Here >>

Behind the Scene Fashion Shoot

VIP Experience

Lexus Premium Pass

See and be seen at this ultra stylish, premier party in our exclusive Lexus Premium Lounge and indulge in bottomless drinks, endless decadent gourmet fare, incredible live music with premium main stage views and much more.

Mumm Champagne Garden Social Pass

Immerse yourself in an enchanting garden social experience. Rub elbows with the fashion friendly while indulging in delectable gourmet treats, live music and much more in a relaxed, botanical setting.

Dining Experience

Enhance your Queen’s Plate experience through a reservation at one of five unique dining options.

Our dining spaces offer unique perspectives to immerse yourself completely in the Queen’s Plate racing experience. Enjoy an unbelievable selection of chef-inspired culinary creations to indulge in, impeccable table service, knowledgeable mutual tellers and wagering ambassadors who can take your bets right at your table.

With TV screens surrounding you from every angle, you won’t miss a stride of the action.

For Dining package details, please click the image below.

Speciality Beverages and Food Trucks

Enjoy crisp summer beverages including champagne cocktails, frozen alcoholic slushies, a glass of Rosé or try the Blue Diamond Cocktail, Official Cocktail of the Queen’s Plate.

Opt for one of our new Ready to Drink beverages including Mott’s Clamato Caesars, Snapple Spiked Vodka or Hires Root Beer and Vodka.

Choose from a wide selection of beer offerings including Stella Artois, Bud, Bud Light, Millstreet Organic, Alexander Keith’s, Corona and more.

Eat from 8 of Toronto’s Hottest Food Trucks including Woodbine’s very own food offerings.

2019 Queen’s Plate Style Guide

2018 Queen’s Plate Style Guide

2017 Queen’s Plate Style Guide

2016 Queen’s Plate Style Guide

2015 Queen’s Plate Style Guide


Devante Burey

Marissa Papaconstantinou

Myles Sexton

Rachel David

Elise Purdon

Michael Rizzi

Naomi Leanage

Created by Zach Ramelan

In partnership with Buffer Festival

Clothing Provided by


Photography… Chris Young
Styling… Nadia Pizzimenti
Hair & Make-Up… Michelle Silverstein
Hair & Make-Up Assistant… Ryan Brennan


All Queen’s Plate Festival ticket holders will have access to the post-race concert. All tickets will have general admission access to the post-race concert and proximity to the stage will be provided at a first come basis.

You must have a ticket to enter all areas of the Woodbine Racetrack grounds on Saturday, June 29.