Woodbine Race Course

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Michael Burns

Woodbine to Race 133 Days in 2013

The Queen's Plate, the first jewel in Canada's Triple Crown, will be held July 7.

Woodbine Entertainment Group released Woodbine's full 2013 live Thoroughbred racing schedule including the date for the 154th edition of the Queen's Plate Stakes.

The Queen's Plate, first jewel in Canada's Triple Crown of Racing, will be run July 7.

Live Thoroughbred racing at the Toronto oval will be offered over 133 dates, from April 20 to Dec. 15, pending Ontario Racing Commission approval.

Racing is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Monday (May 20, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 14) for the entire meet.

Wednesday night racing will begin June 5 and will be conducted throughout the season, except July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, and Oct. 16 (the Wednesdays after the holiday Monday) and have a post time of 6:45 p.m. ET.

Woodbine's current winter/spring Standardbred season will continue on a four-day-a-week schedule (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights; post-time 7:25 p.m.) until May 20, pending ORC approval.