TSN, Woodbine Entertainment Announce Deal

Sports network will carry all three jewels of Canadian Triple Crown for first time.

TSN announced a multi-year deal with Woodbine Entertainment Group June 6 that will see the Canadian sports network broadcast every race from the nation's Triple Crown series, the first time the network has carried all three races.

The Canadian Triple Crown for 3-year-olds bred in Canada consists of the Queen's Plate, the Prince of Wales Stakes, and the the Breeders' Stakes.

The network also delivers exclusive live coverage of the American Triple Crown.

“We are thrilled to present the Canadian Triple Crown in partnership with TSN and Bell Media,” said Nick Eaves, president and CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Group. “Woodbine is the home of championship horse racing, and TSN’s hallmark of quality storytelling will amplify our premier events and make Canadian horse racing bigger than ever before.”

“With its rich history and thrilling performances, the Queen's Plate is the undisputed jewel of Canadian horse racing," said Shawn Redmond, vice president of programming and marketing for TSN. "We’re very excited to showcase it, along with Woodbine’s full slate of marquee events, to horse racing fans across the country.”

TSN’s live coverage of the Canadian Triple Crown begins with the 155th running of the Queen's Plate, considered the premier event in Canadian horse racing, July 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET at Woodbine in Toronto.