TORONTO, March 2, 2022 – Woodbine Entertainment today released the nominations for the 2022 Canadian Triple Crown, consisting of The Queen’s Plate, Prince of Wales and Breeders’ Stakes.
A total of 100 three-year-old thoroughbreds, foaled in Canada, have been nominated to this year’s Canadian Triple Crown. The number of nominees is down from 125 last year, however, up from 92 in 2020.
The 163rd running of The Queen’s Plate, for a purse of $1 million, will launch the 2022 Canadian Triple Crown on Sunday, August 21 at Woodbine Racetrack. The Prince of Wales, scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 at Fort Erie Race Track, and the Breeders’ Stakes, scheduled for Sunday, October 2 at Woodbine, complete the Triple Crown.
The Canadian Triple Crown is uniquely contested over three different racing surfaces, Tapeta (The Queen’s Plate), Dirt (Prince of Wales) and Turf (Breeders’ Stakes).
As always, the list of nominees includes horses with varying experience, including star performers at age two to those readying for anticipated debuts in the upcoming season. The top five nominees by earnings to date are listed below.
Messier – $285,600
Owners: SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Robert E. Masterson, Jay A. Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Captial LLC, Catherine M. Donovan, Golconda Stable, Siena Farm LLC.
Notable Victories: Gr. 3 Bob Hope, Gr. 3 Robert B. Lewis
Ironstone – $238,104
Owners: Tequesta Racing Inc. and Jupiter Leasing Co.
Notable Victories: Simcoe Stakes, Clarendon Stakes
God of Love – $212,993
Owners: Gary Barber and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners
Notable Victories: Gr. 3 Grey Stakes, Cup and Saucer Stakes
The Minkster – $166,223
Owners: Sea Glass Stables LLC
Notable Victories: Coronation Futurity
Silent Runner – $166,177
Owners: C. Scott Abbott Racing Stable Ltd.
Notable Victories: Frost King Stakes
Woodbine will release its annual Queen’s Plate Winterbook rankings later in March.
To view the full list of nominees to the 2022 Canadian Triple Crown click on the links below.
The nominations for the 67th running of the Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, have also been released. A total of 65 three-year-old fillies, foaled in Canada, have been nominated to the prestigious event.
The $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, will be run on Sunday, July 24 at Woodbine Racetrack. To view the list of nominees, click here.
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