Queen's Plate

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The Queen's Plate (named the King's Plate from 1901 to 1952, when the reigning monarch was male) is Canada's oldest Thoroughbred horse race, having been founded in 1860.wikipedia
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The race takes place each summer, in June or July, at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke, Ontario, and is the first race in the Canadian Triple Crown.
The first leg, the Queen's Plate, is contested at 1¼ miles on Tapeta at Toronto, Ontario's Woodbine Racetrack, whereas the July Prince of Wales Stakes is a 1 ³ / 16 mile event run on dirt at Fort Erie Racetrack in Fort Erie, Ontario.

The Junction

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Upon royal assent, the first Queen's Plate was run on June 27, 1860, at the Carleton racetrack in Toronto, with the prize of "a plate to the value of 50 guineas".
The track was the site of the first Queen's Plate.

Northern Dancer

In 1964, Northern Dancer, the first Canadian-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby, also won the Queen's Plate in his final race.
Returning to Canada for a hero's welcome, he then won the Queen's Plate in his last race.

Josie Carroll

In 2006, Josie Carroll became the first woman trainer to win the Queen's Plate.
Josie Carroll (born December 8, 1957) is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse trainer and the first woman trainer to win the Queen's Plate, the oldest thoroughbred horse race in Canada and Canada's most prestigious race.

Shaman Ghost

The more recent Queen's Plate winners have also been successful, including Lexie Lou (who became a multiple graded stakes winner in Canada and the US after winning the Plate in 2014) and Shaman Ghost (a Grade I winner in America after winning the Plate in 2015).
Shaman Ghost (foaled May 5, 2012) is a retired Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 2015 Queen's Plate and was named Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Colt.

Woodbine Racetrack

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The race takes place each summer, in June or July, at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke, Ontario, and is the first race in the Canadian Triple Crown.
Queen's Plate, a stakes for three-year-old Canadian-bred thoroughbreds, first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Because the race is restricted to Canadian-bred horses, it is not eligible for grading, despite being one of Canada's most prestigious races

Lexie Lou

The more recent Queen's Plate winners have also been successful, including Lexie Lou (who became a multiple graded stakes winner in Canada and the US after winning the Plate in 2014) and Shaman Ghost (a Grade I winner in America after winning the Plate in 2015).
In 2014, she won the Queen's Plate and two legs of the Canadian Triple Tiara on her way to winning three Sovereign Awards.

Wonder Gadot

Wonder Gadot (foaled May 22, 2015) is a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes, the first two legs of the Canadian Triple Crown, in 2018.

Awesome Again

This compares unfavourably to the 1990s when a number of Plate winners had considerable success thereafter, including With Approval, Izvestia, Dance Smartly and Awesome Again.
At age 3, Awesome Again ran in the United States and in Canada, where he won that country's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate.

Robin Platts

4 – Robin Platts (1972, 1974, 1977, 1984)
He began his jockey career at age 16 and went on to become the winner of the 1979 Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey, a record four-time winner of Canada's most prestigious horse race, the Queen's Plate, and the recipient of the 1992 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award.

Kinghaven Farms

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The fastest time for the race since 1957, the year in which the race was set at its current length of 1 1⁄4 miles, is 2:01 4/5, set by Kinghaven Farms Izvestia in 1990 over a dirt surface.
One of the most decorated racing stables in Canadian history, on five occasions it won Canada's most important horse race, the Queen's Plate.

Emma-Jayne Wilson

The following year, Emma-Jayne Wilson became the first female jockey to win the race.
In 2007 aboard Mike Fox, Wilson became the first woman to win North America's oldest and Canada's most important race, the Queen's Plate.

Jesse M. Campbell

Jesse Campbell
Jesse M. Campbell (born October 9, 1977 in Twinsburg, Ohio) is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey who earned the biggest win of his career on July 7, 2013 in the $1 million Queen's Plate aboard Midnight Aria at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.

Avelino Gomez

4 – Avelino Gomez (1957, 1960, 1966, 1969)
He was a four-time winner of Canada's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate, and the winner of the 1977 Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey.

William H. Bringloe

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6 - William H. Bringloe (1923, 1926, 1928, 1933, 1936, 1937)
Bringloe was a six-time winner of Canada's most prestigious race, the King's Plate, four of which were for the Seagram Stables and two for another major distiller, Harry Hatch.

Gordon J. McCann

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6 – Gordon J. "Pete" McCann (1940, 1951, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1963)
He rode with success in Toronto then in 1940 took out his trainer's license and won his first King's Plate that same year with Willie the Kid.

Windfields Farm (Ontario)

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Horses owned by Windfields Farm have won the Queen's Plate eleven times, but the most successful was the stable owned by Joseph E. Seagram, a prominent distiller from Waterloo, Ontario.
Windfields Farm in Ontario was the birthplace of racing great and champion sire Northern Dancer, winner of the 1964 Kentucky Derby, in stakes record time, the Preakness Stakes, and the Queen's Plate.

Robert C. Landry

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In 2004, he rode Niigon to victory in Canada's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate.

Sam-Son Farm

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Sam-Son Farm is a five-time winner of the Queen's Plate, Canada's most important horse race, and a record seven Woodbine Oaks.

Harry Giddings Jr.

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8 – Harry Giddings, Jr. (1911, 1913, 1914, 1920, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1942)
Raised on an horse breeding farm, he learned about training Thoroughbreds from childhood and by 1907 was successful enough to have one of his horses compete in the Queen's Plate, Canada's most prestigious horse race first run in 1860.

Emile Ramsammy

Ramsammy has won a number of important graded stakes races in Canada including the 1996 and 2006 Queen's Plate, the country's most prestigious race.

Sandy Hawley

4 – Sandy Hawley (1970, 1971, 1975, 1978)
In addition to winning a large number of major Stakes races in the United States, four times he won Canada's most prestigious thoroughbred horse race, the Queen's Plate.

Eye of the Leopard (horse)

Eye of the Leopard
Eye of the Leopard (foaled March 2, 2006, in Ontario) is a Canadian thoroughbred racehorse who, on June 21, 2009, won Canada's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate.

Regal Discovery

Regal Discovery (1992–2008) was a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1995 Queen's Plate, Canada's most prestigious race and North America's oldest annually run stakes race.

Gary Barber

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In 2014, his filly Lexie Lou won the Queen's Plate and was named the Canadian Horse of the Year.