Keyword: Queen's Plate

  • Woodbine Announces 2007 Stakes Schedule

    All the fan favorites are returning, but the Woodbine Thoroughbred stakes schedule, released Feb. 13 by Woodbine Entertainment Group, will have a slightly different look in 2007. The big races are in the traditional spots on the calendar, but they have bundled some of other key stakes events. The 102-race day calendar is worth more than $22 million.

  • Wanna Runner Favored in Queen's Plate

    Of the 13 horses entered for Sunday's Queen's Plate at Woodbine, 11 have previously run at the Ontario track. But one of the two that hasn't started at Woodbine was made the morning line favorite, and for good reason.

  • Mutuel Clerks on Strike at Woodbine

    Mutuel clerks at Woodbine went on strike Wednesday evening after their 600-member union, the independent Canadian Racetrack Workers Union, voted against the latest contract proposal offered by Woodbine Entertainment Group.

  • Pipers Thunder Booms in Plate Trial Upset

    Lightly raced Pipers Thunder, owned and bred by Chiefswood Stable, threw his name into the contender hat for the upcoming Queen's Plate by scoring a one-length upset win in Sunday's Plate Trial at Woodbine.

  • Wanna Runner Arrives for Lone Star Derby

    Wanna Runner, the Bob Baffert-trained winner of last month's WinStar Derby at Sunland Park, arrived at Lone Star Park Wednesday morning in anticipation of Saturday's $300,000 Walmac Lone Star Derby (gr. III).

  • Unification Tops Queen's Plate Winterbook

    Godolphin's Unification is the 4-1 Winterbook favorite for the 147th renewal of the $1 million Queen's Plate for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds June 25 at Woodbine.

  • Thinking Out Loud Captures Coronation Futurity

    Thinking Out Loud, under Todd Kabel, held off a determined Pyramid Park in Thursday's $251,970 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine, a key event on the road to the 2006 Queen's Plate.

  • Wild Desert Turns in Sharp Work for Travers

    Queen's Plate winner Wild Desert, who was upset in the recent Prince of Wales Stakes, worked five furlongs in a sharp :59 3/5 over the main track at Saratoga Tuesday in preparation for the $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27.

  • Wild Desert and jockey Pat Velenzuela following the Queen's Plate.

    Borislow Responds to Wild Desert Probe

    Owner Daniel Borislow has responded to a probe by the racing commissions in New Jersey and New York concerning the whereabouts of Wild Desert before his win in the Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

  • Jockey Pat Valenzuela pumps his fist aboard Wild Desert after winning the Queen's Plate.

    Frankel Takes Queen's Plate with Wild Desert

    Wild Desert gave jockey Patrick Valenzuela and stand-in trainer Bobby Frankel their first victory in the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old Canadian-breds at Woodbine Sunday.

  • Ravens' DQ Gives Three in the Bag Plate Trial

    Castletop Stable's Three in the Bag was awarded victory in Sunday's $164,300 Plate Trial Stakes for 3-year-olds at Woodbine after the apparent winner, Dance with Ravens, was disqualified.

  • Plate Trial Pits Dance With Ravens, Get Down

    Sam-Son Farm's Dance With Ravens and West Point Thoroughbreds' Get Down top a select field of seven for Sunday's $163,500 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine, as the countdown to the 146th Queen's Plate June 26 kicks into high gear.

  • Plate Winner Headed for Pennsylvania Derby

    Chiefswood Stables' Queen's Plate winner Niigon will make his next start in the $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park on Labor Day Sept. 6, trainer Eric Coatrieux decided Thursday.

  • Niigon Tops Prince of Wales Field

    A field of seven, including Queen's Plate champion Niigon, is set to compete Sunday afternoon in the Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown, at Fort Erie.

  • Canadian Triple Crown Trophy

    A Bit O'Gold Chases Queen's Plate Riches

    The Two Bit Racing Stable's A Bit O'Gold has been made the 2-1 favorite in a field of 13 drawn for Sunday's 145th Queen's Plate at Woodbine. The $1 million event, the opening leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, is for 3-year-olds bred in Canada going 1 1/4 miles.

  • A Bit O'Gold Sparkles in Queen's Plate Trial

    Displaying a tremendous kick coming off the far turn, favored A Bit O'Gold and jockey Jono Jones drew away from seven rivals in the $166,500 Plate Trial Stakes Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Eye of the Sphynx One to Watch in Selene

    Eye of the Sphynx, a leading Labatt Woodbine Oaks prospect recently supplemented to the Queen's Plate as well, heads the $250,000-added Selene Stakes (Can-II) for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine Sunday.

  • Burst of Fire on Queen's Plate Quest

    Queen's Plate hopeful Burst of Fire will contest the $162,600 Marine Stakes (Can-III) Saturday at Woodbine, the same 1 1/16-mile race Wando used as a springboard in capturing the Plate and the Triple Crown.

  • Classic Winner T J's Lucky Moon Retired

    T J's Lucky Moon, who wowed Canadian fans by capturing the 2002 Queen's Plate Stakes at 82-1, has been retired from racing and will take up residence at owner Gino Molinaro's farm near Acton, Ontario.

  • Queen's Plate, Pattison and Atto Mile Highlight Woodbine Schedule

    Three $1 million-plus events, including the 145th edition of the Queen's Plate, highlight Woodbine's 2004 stakes schedule. The Toronto-area oval will offer 101 stakes races, worth $20 million during the upcoming 167-day meet, which opens April 17.

  • Plate Contender Bit O'Gold Wins at Woodbine

    Bit O'Gold received a perfectly rated ride from Jono Jones in Saturday's $250,000 Coronation Futurity Stakes at Woodbine, a key event on the road to the 2004 Queen's Plate.

  • Wando Goes for Canadian Triple Crown

    Gus Schickedanz's brilliant three-year-old Wando will try to become only the seventh winner of the Canadian Triple Crown, when hevgoes postward in Saturday's $500,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Wando One Win Away From Canada's Triple

    To the surprise of no one, Gustav Schickedanz's Wando won the Prince of Wales Stakes (Can-I) by a comfortable four lengths Sunday at Fort Erie Race Track, picking up the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

  • Mobil 2-1 Choice to Motor in Queen's Plate

    Mobil, unbeaten in two stakes starts this year including the Plate Trial Stakes, is the 2-1 morning line choice for Sunday's $1,000,000 (Canadian) Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

  • Kabel Chooses Mobil for Queen's Plate

    The last time Todd Kabel had to choose between Queen's Plate mounts, he found himself in the winner's circle in Canadian Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious event. This year, he's hoping for a similar result aboard Mobil, owner Gus Schickedanz's talented 3-year-old colt, in Sunday's race.

  • Wando's Plate Work Pleases Keough

    He's still not sure if Wando can get the 1 1/4-mile distance of the Queen's Plate June 21, but trainer Mike Keogh was definitely happy with his colt's key work Sunday.

  • Pants N Kisses Edges Home in Victoria Park

    Pants N Kisses, ridden by Constant Montpellier, shocked a number of Queen's Plate candidates by charging down the stretch to win the $136,875 Victoria Park Stakes Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Mobil Moves to Head of Plate Class with Trial Win

    Gustav Schickedanz's Mobil made his case for Queen's Plate favoritism stronger Saturday, edging away from Rock Again in deep stretch win Saturday's $162,200 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Wando Wins Key Queen's Plate Prep

    After his brilliant performance in near stakes record time in Saturday's $163,800 Marine Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine, there's little doubt who the leading contender for next month's 144th edition of the Queen's Plate is.

  • Queen's Plate Champ T J's Lucky Moon in 2003 Debut

    Seven furlongs may not be the ideal distance for him to make his seasonal debut at Woodbine on Saturday, but trainer Ross Armata Jr. reminds that T J's Lucky Moon, 2002 Queen's Plate winner, knows a thing or two about winning against the odds.

  • Mobil Wins Queenston Impressively

    Four years after watching Woodcarver win the 1999 Queenston Stakes, Trainer Mike Keogh and owner Gustav Schickedanz were in familiar territory on Saturday, as Mobil captured the 2003 edition of the $160,500 race at Woodbine.

  • Wando in the Pink With Woodstock Score

    Now that he's resumed his healthy eating habits, Wando, the early Queen's Plate favorite, showed his appetite for victory on the racetrack, in taking Saturday's $135,875 Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Trainer Wishes Wando Better Pace in Woodstock

    Trainer Mike Keogh has a simple wish list for Saturday's running of the $135,875 Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine, when Queen's Plate Winterbook favorite Wando gets his second test of the season.

  • Wando Upset in Woodbine's Achievement

    Majestic Wisdom became a Queen's Plate contender by shocking the field as the longest shot on the tote board in Sunday's $161,100 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Wando's Queen Plate Quest Begins in Achievement

    Queen's Plate winterbook favorite Wando, makes his 2003 debut in Sunday's $161,100 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine, the first major race on the road to the Canada's premier race.

  • Woodbine Released Stakes Slate

    Woodbine Entertainment Group announced a record stakes <br>schedule worth $19 million for its upcoming 2003 Woodbine Thoroughbred meet.