U.S.-based jockeys and trainers converge on Woodbine for Queen’s Plate

June 29, 2018

TORONTO, June 29, 2018 – Woodbine will be under siege by a talented armada of raiding U.S. jockeys and trainers for the lucrative Queen’s Plate card on Saturday.

The superlative card of racing is a who’s who of talent including starters from U.S.-based trainers such as Chad Brown, Brad Cox, Cristophe Clement, James Jerkens, Peter Miller, Graham Motion, Joe Orseno, Tom Proctor and Al Stall Jr.

Eight different riders who regularly ply their trade south of the border, and one from the United Kingdom, will also make their way to Woodbine for Queen’s Plate Day, as well as a familiar face, as Jesse Campbell will have a series of mounts throughout Canada Day weekend.

Racing fans can watch and wager on all the exciting action via HPIbet.com.

Here’s a quick look at the riders coming to Woodbine for Queen’s Plate Day and their mounts during the card.

RACE 2 – Start of the Guaranteed $100,000 Early Pick 5

Florent Geroux – #5 Limonaia (3-1)

Jose Ortiz – #9 Con Artist (6-1)

RACE 3 – $100,000 Charlie Barley Stakes

Florent Geroux – #3 Elusive Mischief (7-2)

John Velazquez – #4 Machtree (2-1)

RACE 4 – Start of the Guaranteed $200,000 Early Pick 4

Jesse Campbell – #4 We Take Checks (20-1)

RACE 6 – Grade 2, $175,000 King Edward Stakes & Start of the Guaranteed $100,000 Late Pick 5

Jose Ortiz – #2 Ring Weekend (10-1)

Florent Geroux – #4 First Premio (4-1)

Javier Castellano – #8 Delta Prince (3-1)

RACE 7

Florent Geroux – #3 Si Si Tequila (7-2)

Jesse Campbell – #8 Dancing Doll (8-1)

RACE 8 – Grade 2, $175,000 Dance Smartly Stakes

Florent Geroux – #1 Dream Dancing (8-1)

John Velazquez – #2 Mythical Mission (15-1)

Javier Castellano – #7 Inflexibility (4-1)

Jose Ortiz – #8 Santa Monica (3-1)

Joel Rosario – #10 Flower Fashion

RACE 9 – Grade 1, $250,000 Highlander Stakes

Joel Rosario – #2 Imprimis (5-2)

Luke Morris – #3 Corinthia Knight (10-1)

John Velazquez – #4 Holding Gold (8-1)

Jose Ortiz – #5 Lady Alexandra (6-1)

Florent Geroux – #6 Long On Value (7-2)

Tyler Baze – #8 Belvoir Bay (3-1)

RACE 10 – $1-million Queen’s Plate & Start of the Guaranteed $300,000 Late Pick 4

Jesse Campbell – #2 Cooler Mike (30-1)

Jose Ortiz – #4 Strike Me Down (10-1)

Mitchell Murrill – #8 Alternative Route (20-1)

John Velazquez – #11 Wonder Gadot (3-1)

Joel Rosario – #12 Pawnbroker (50-1)

Florent Geroux – #14 Neepawa (15-1)

Javier Castellano – #16 Rose’s Vision (12-1)

RACE 11

Jesse Campbell – #11 Leonard’s Bay (15-1)

RACE 12

Jesse Campbell – #1 Zyanza (20-1)

Florent Geroux – #5 I’ll Take the Cake (10-1)

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