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Encyclopedia > Queen's Plate

The Queen's Plate is North America's oldest thoroughbred horse race, run at a distance of 1 1/4 miles for 3-year-old thoroughbed horses, foaled in Canada, run annually in July at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. It is the first race in the Canadian Triple Crown. Since 1995, the race has been limited to a maximum of 17 starters. Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... Canada is a sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ... Woodbine Racetrack in northwest Toronto, Ontario is the only horseracing track in North America which stages, or is capable of staging, thoroughbred and standardbred horseracing programs on the same day. ... Etobicoke (pronounced a-TOE-ba-coe; in SAMPA [@toUb@koU]), is the western region of Toronto, Ontario. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Initiated in 1859 by the then president of the Toronto Turf Club, Sir Casimir Gzowski, a distinguished Polish engineer and ancestor of the popular Canadian broadcaster, Peter Gzowski, the Queen's Plate was inaugurated on June 27, 1860, at the Carleton racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. The prize of 50 guineas was originally awarded by Queen Victoria. 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Kazimierz Stanisław Gzowski The Honourable Sir Kazimierz Stanisław Gzowski (March 5, 1813-August 24, 1898), was an engineer who served as acting Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1896 to 1897. ... The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania and... Peter Gzowski (July 13, 1934 - January 24, 2002) was a Polish-Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter, most famous for his work on the CBC radio show Morningside. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... The Guinea coin of 1663 was the first British machine-struck gold coin. ... Victoria of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


Horses owned by Windfields Farm have won the Queen’s Plate 11 times, but the most successful were members of the Seagram family of distillers from Waterloo, Ontario. They won it on 20 occasions between 1891 and 1935 including 8 times in a row between 1891 and 1898, and 10 times in 11 years from 1891 to 1901. Windfields Farm is a 1,500 acre (6 km²) thoroughbred horse breeding farm in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. ... Map of Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario with Waterloo in red. ...


The record time for the race since 1957 when it was run at 1 1/4 miles is 2:01 4/5 set by Izvestia in 1990.


Winningest Jockeys:

  • Avelino Gomez: 4 - 1957, 1960, 1966, 1969
  • Sandy Hawley: 4 - 1970, 1971, 1975, 1978
  • Robin Platts: 4 - 1972, 1974, 1977, 1984

Winningest Trainers: D. Sanford (Sandy) Hawley, born April 16, 1949 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, is a Hall of Fame jockey. ...

  • Harry Giddings, Jr.: 8 - 1911, 1913, 1914, 1920, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1942
  • Roger Attfield: 7 - 1976, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995


Race winners:

  • Year -- Winner
  • 1860 -- Don Juan
  • 1861 -- Wild Irishman
  • 1862 -- Palermo
  • 1863 -- Touchstone
  • 1864 -- Brunette
  • 1865 -- Lady Norfolk
  • 1866 -- Beacon
  • 1867 -- Wild Rose
  • 1868 -- Nettie
  • 1869 -- Bay Jack
  • 1870 -- John Bell
  • 1871 -- Floss
  • 1872 -- Fearnaught
  • 1873 -- Mignonette
  • 1874 -- The Swallow
  • 1875 -- Young Trumpeter
  • 1876 -- Norah P.
  • 1877 -- Amelia
  • 1878 -- King George
  • 1879 -- Moss Rose
  • 1880 -- Bonnie Bird
  • 1881 -- Vice Chancellor
  • 1882 -- Fanny Wiser
  • 1883 -- Roddy Pringle
  • 1884 -- Williams
  • 1885 -- Willie W.
  • 1886 -- Wild Rose
  • 1887 -- Bonnie Duke
  • 1888 -- Harry Cooper
  • 1889 -- Colonist
  • 1890 -- Kitestring
  • 1891 -- Victorious
  • 1892 -- O' Donohue
  • 1893 -- Martello
  • 1894 -- Joe Miller
  • 1895 -- Bonniefield
  • 1896 -- Millbrook
  • 1897 -- Ferdinand
  • 1898 -- Bon Ino
  • 1899 -- Butter Scotch
  • 1900 -- Dalmoor
  • 1901 -- John Ruskin
  • 1902 -- Lyddite
  • 1903 -- Thessalon
  • 1904 -- Sapper
  • 1905 -- Inferno
  • 1906 -- Slaughter
  • 1907 -- Kelvin
  • 1908 -- Seismic
  • 1909 -- Shimonese
  • 1910 -- Parmer
  • 1911 -- St. Bass
  • 1912 -- Heresy
  • 1913 -- Hearts of Oak
  • 1914 -- Beehive
  • 1915 -- Tartarean
  • 1916 -- Mandarin
  • 1917 -- Belle Mahone
  • 1918 -- Springside
  • 1919 -- Ladder of Light
  • 1920 -- St. Paul
  • 1921 -- Herendesy
  • 1922 -- South Shore
  • 1923 -- Flowerful
  • 1924 -- Maternal Pride
  • 1925 -- Fairbank
  • 1926 -- Haplite
  • 1927 -- Troutlet
  • 1928 -- Young Kitty
  • 1929 -- Shorelint
  • 1930 -- Aymond
  • 1931 -- Froth Blower
  • 1932 -- Queensway
  • 1933 -- King O' Connor
  • 1934 -- Horometer
  • 1935 -- Sally Fuller
  • 1936 -- Monsweep
  • 1937 -- Goldlure
  • 1938 -- Bunty Lawless
  • 1939 -- Archworth
  • 1940 -- Willie the Kid
  • 1941 -- Budpath
  • 1942 -- Ten to Ace
  • 1943 -- Paolita
  • 1944 -- Acara
  • 1945 -- Uttermost
  • 1946 -- Kingarvie
  • 1947 -- Moldy
  • 1948 -- Last Mark
  • 1949 -- Epic
  • 1950 -- McGill
  • 1951 -- Major Factor
  • 1952 -- Epigram
  • 1953 -- Canadiana
  • 1954 -- Collisteo
  • 1955 -- Ace Marine
  • 1956 -- Canadian Champ
  • 1957 -- Lyford Cay
  • 1958 -- Caledon Beau
  • 1959 -- New Providence
  • 1960 -- Victoria Park
  • 1961 -- Blue Light
  • 1962 -- Flaming Page
  • 1963 -- Canebora
  • 1964 -- Northern Dancer
  • 1965 -- Whistling Sea
  • 1966 -- Titled Hero
  • 1967 -- Jammed Lovely
  • 1968 -- Merger
  • 1969 -- Jumpin Joseph
  • 1970 -- Almoner
  • 1971 -- Kennedy Road
  • 1972 -- Victoria Song
  • 1973 -- Royal Chocolate
  • 1974 -- Amber Herod
  • 1975 -- L' Enjoleur
  • 1976 -- Norcliffe
  • 1977 -- Sound Reason
  • 1978 -- Regal Embrace
  • 1979 -- Steady Growth
  • 1980 -- Driving Home
  • 1981 -- Fiddle Dancer Boy
  • 1982 -- Son of Briartic
  • 1983 -- Bompago
  • 1984 -- Key to the Moon
  • 1985 -- La Lorgnette
  • 1986 -- Golden Choice
  • 1987 -- Market Control
  • 1988 -- Regal Intention
  • 1989 -- With Approval
  • 1990 -- Izvestia
  • 1991 -- Dance Smartly
  • 1992 -- Alydeed
  • 1993 -- Peteski
  • 1994 -- Basqueian
  • 1995 -- Regal Discovery
  • 1996 -- Victor Cooley
  • 1997 -- Awesome Again
  • 1998 -- Archers Bay
  • 1999 -- Woodcarver
  • 2000 -- Scatter the Gold
  • 2001 -- Dancethruthedawn
  • 2002 -- T J's Lucky Moon
  • 2003 -- Wando
  • 2004 -- Niigon

 
 

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