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The Queen’s Plate Best Dressed Contest

Official Rules & Regulations

The Queen’s Plate Best Dressed Contest

Presented by Woodbine Entertainment Group

Contest starts Sunday August 22nd 2021 at 9:00am and continues until Sunday August 22nd 2021 at 3:00pm (the “Contest Closing Date”). No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per person. Woodbine Entertainment Group is the sponsor of this contest (the “Contest Sponsor”).

This contest is open only to legal residents of Ontario who are at least 19 years of age and excluding employees of the Contest Sponsor, Fitzroy Rentals or David Dunkley and those with whom they are domiciled. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. By participating, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules & Regulations and the decisions of the Contest Sponsor, which are final.

To enter the contest, entrants must be on-site at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday August 22nd 2021, and must follow @WoodbineTB and either @DavidDunkley or  @FitzroyRentals on Instagram, and post a photo of their Queen’s Plate fashion on Instagram using #QPFashion and tagging @WoodbineTB and either @DavidDunkley or @FitzroyRentals.

Photos mut be posted before 3:00pm. Judges will select winners from all eligible uploaded pictures on Sunday August 22nd  2021 at 3:00pm as described below. Outfits displayed in the uploaded pictures must be appropriate for the occasion and season, and judges will be selecting entrants who show sophisticated style, and an interpretation of the season’s fashion direction. The following guidelines are encouraged:

  • Guests are encouraged to wear a matching or complementary hat or head piece
  • Guests are encouraged to wear matching or complementary accessories

Judges reserve the right at their sole discretion to reject entrants whose outfits are deemed inappropriate, not suitable for the event or violate one of the following guidelines:

  • Entrants must not enter the contest on behalf of a third party, or receive any form of compensation from a third party for entering the contest
  • Entrants and their outfits are not permitted to promote a brand, designer or store
  • Judges may reject an entrant if she/he does not meet one or all of the above criteria.

A panel of three (3) judges will vote on the best dressed male and female among all eligible entries.  Winners will be selected at the sole discretion of the judges and their decisions are final.  The selected entrants will be contacted via Instagram. Each selected entrant will have thirty (30) minutes to respond to claim the prize.

Each selected entrant will have to correctly answer, unaided, a time‐limited mathematical skill testing question in order to claim the prize, and return a signed Confirmation of Acceptance of Prize and Release.  To be declared a winner, a selected entrant must meet the requirements set out above.

If an entrant incorrectly answers the skill‐testing question, declines the prize, fails to return a Confirmation of Acceptance of Prize and Release or is otherwise ineligible for the prize, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to select another entrant or to cancel the contest.

The Contest Sponsor’s rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to the contest and the awarding of prizes.

Entrants are eligible to win one of two (2) grand prizes:

  • Best Dressed Male – 2 VIP tickets to the 2022 Queen’s Plate, and a custom hat made by David Dunkley
  • Best Dress Female – 2 VIP tickets to the 2022 Queen’s Plate, and a $500 gift card to The Fitzroy

Prizes must be accepted as awarded, may not be transferred or exchanged and are not redeemable for cash. No substitutions are permitted.  The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizing of at least equal value in the event of the unavailability, for whatever reason, of the advertised prizes.

The Queen’s Plate is scheduled to take place on Sunday August 22, 2021. If the Queen’s Plate does not or cannot take place as scheduled or at all, for reasons including but not limited to scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponement, weather, an event of force majeure, or for any other reason whatsoever, the Contest Sponsor may cancel the contest. The Contest Sponsor shall have the right in its sole discretion to substitute, amend, reschedule and/or cancel any element of the contest and the prizes may not be awarded to the winners and the winners shall not be compensated for such cancellation.

By entering this contest, entrants consent to the use of their entry, name, city of residence,  uploaded image, video image and/or photograph appear in any publicity material (posters, newsletters, internet, programs, etc.) as Contest Sponsor may determine without further notice or compensation.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by the Contest Sponsor. The Contest Sponsor takes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed entries, or for typographical or other production errors. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this contest. All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned.

No communications will be entered into except with selected entrants unless otherwise permitted on the registration form. By entering this contest, entrants give permission for Contest Sponsor to contact them via the account they used to enter the contest in the event they are selected as a winner.  No further informational or marketing communications will be received by entrants unless entrants provide Woodbine Entertainment Group with explicit permission to do so. Please see Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Privacy Policy at for information on its policy towards maintaining the privacy and security of user information.

This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, associated with or administered by Instagram.

By entering this contest, entrants release and hold harmless Instagram and the Contest Sponsor, its advertising and promotional agencies and the contest judge(s), their affiliates and respective directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, dealers, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with this contest or, if declared a winner, the prize.

Entrants acknowledge and agree that the Contest Sponsor has not made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, related to the prize, including but not limited to its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. This contest will be run in accordance with these Official Rules and Regulations, subject to amendment by the Contest Sponsor. Entrants must comply with these Rules and Regulations and will be deemed to have received and understood the Rules and Regulations by participating in the contest. The Contest Sponsor may amend or modify these Rules and Regulations or cancel or postpone this contest at its sole discretion at any time prior to the distribution of prizing. Any disagreements or disputes arising out of this contest will be resolved by the Contest Sponsor at its sole and absolute discretion.

Please be reminded that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather together.  Woodbine Entertainment Group (“WEG”) encourages the use of safe practices, including physical distancing and the wearing of masks where appropriate, and assumes no liability with respect to illness or injury resulting from any Queen’s Plate event, wherever and however conducted.