TORONTO, July 26, 2021 – Woodbine Entertainment today announced tickets for The 162nd Queen’s Plate, the first jewel of the 2021 OLG Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, will be available through a pre-sale on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, and will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, July 30, 2021.
The 162nd running of The Queen’s Plate will take place on Sunday, August 22 at Woodbine Racetrack. A fashion-forward day at the races, The Queen’s Plate festivities include live entertainment, unique dining experiences and world-class horse racing.
Contested for a purse of $1 million, The Queen’s Plate is North America’s oldest continuously-run stakes event, showcasing Canada’s top three-year-old Thoroughbreds.
Annually one of Toronto’s must-attend events of the summer, the 2021 Queen’s Plate will focus on an enhanced experience for the limited guests who are welcomed to Woodbine Racetrack.
“We are very excited to safely host limited guests at this year’s Queen’s Plate,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “More than just a must-attend event, the Queen’s Plate is a celebration of Canadian Thoroughbred racing, and this year the race card is packed with exciting stakes races including The Queen’s Plate Stakes.”
Guests attending The 2021 Queen’s Plate can select from multiple seating or dining experiences including:
Post Parade. Enjoy a refined dining experience curated by our executive chefs while viewing the races from above the track, allowing you to take in all the action! Sold in tables of four.
The Patio at Champions. Enjoy an outdoor scenic view of Woodbine Racetrack from Toronto’s best patio along with delicious, fun food and drink with your friends and fellow attendees.
Trackside Experience. Woodbine Racetrack’s apron will host a safe, outdoor premium experience on the apron featuring a fantastic BBQ offering, a live DJ and exclusive front row access to the races.
Grandstand seats. Enjoy excellent outdoor seats in our large, open-air grandstand featuring incredible views of the racetrack including the finish line. Sold in groups of two, with two empty seats between occupied seats to promote physical distancing.
General Admission. Reserve your spot within Woodbine Racetrack’s iconic grandstand on the second or third floor. Excellent indoor views of the racetrack and access to food offerings within the food court. Seating not included.
Advanced ticket sales will begin Wednesday, July 28th at 10am, followed by public ticket access on Friday, July 30, on Ticketmaster.ca. Due to government-imposed capacity limits, fans are encouraged to buy tickets early to secure the best seats before they sell out.