On Wednesday December 1, 2021, Woodbine Entertainment surprised horse racing fans and athletes with an update on the 163rd edition of its prestigious Queen’s Plate. The company has confirmed that the first C $ 1 million race, which is the first crown jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing, will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2020.

The Queen’s Plate is considered by many to be one of the most prestigious equestrian events in North America. This is a competition to determine the best three-year-old thoroughbreds in Canada, and it’s the longest stakes race in the country. Once again next year, the C $ 1 million scholarship event will take place at the company’s Woodbine racetrack in Etobicoke.

Coming next August

Following the success of this year’s edition of the Queen’s Plate, the prestigious competition will be held again at the end of August. CEO and chairman of the company Jim Lawson said the leader in horse racing is already excited about the prospect to host another edition of the Queen’s Plate during next year’s live racing season.

According to him, the new end-of-August date is quite successful with fans, which has been seen in this year’s edition and the massive betting volume it has racked up. Mr. Lawson explains that holding the event brought a electric sensation to the track, and the company is now determined to host another eye-catching event next summer.

The horse racing leader has also informed that tickets for the 163rd edition of the Queen’s Plate will be available for purchase. In the coming months. Additionally, the company has also informed that it plans to host a 133-day Thoroughbred meet next season, while the 2022 racing season has a tentative start date of April 16 and is slated to end on April 11. December 2022.

And finally, the equine leader revealed that the race dates for the 2022 racing season are currently underway. reviewed for final approval by the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario. Once the company receives final clearance, it will reveal race dates for the new season. More information can be found on the official company web portal woodbine.com

The 162nd edition

This year’s run of the famous The Queen’s Plate witnessed a lot of thrill and action. In August, the son of Bodemeister – Safe Conduct managed to come out on top with a final time of 2: 02.85. With Irad Ortiz Jr. at the reins, the horse trained by Phillip Serpe and owned by WellSpring Stables has managed to outperform names like Trying your luck and Riptide Rock.

Shortly after the historic run ended, Woodbine Entertainment revealed that this year’s edition, which hosted half-capacity guests, is one for the history books. The Sunday Card the event was held on managed to generate CA $ 16.1 million in handfuls of bets. Among which 3.5 million Canadian dollars was accumulated by The Queen’s Plate. This year’s card is taken from that of 2019, when fans wagered over C $ 18 million.

Source: “163rd Queen’s Plate scheduled for Sunday August 21, 2022”, Woodbine Entertainment, December 1, 2021