Bet on the Queen’s Plate
The Queen’s Plate has the distinction of not only being Canada’s oldest and most prestigious race but also as being the longest-running continuously run race in North America. Since it began in 1860, the summertime event has routinely drawn the very best three-year-olds Canada has to offer to compete at the classic distance of a mile and a quarter. It has been run at Woodbine since 1956 and offers a purse of $1 million. It is currently run on Woodbine’s synthetic surface.
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2016 Queen’s Plate Contenders
The field has been drawn for the 2016 Queen’s Plate, and a 12 colts and one filly are expected to go to the gate for the 157th running of the historic race. Plate Trial Stakes winner Amis Gizmo will be putting his undefeated streak at Woodbine on the line, and has been made the morning line favorite at 3-1. Second in the ML goes to lightly raced Leavem In Malibu (7-2). The Mark Casse-trainee didn’t race as a juvenile, but has been showing steady improvement since his April debut and has won two straight, beating older horses last out in an upper-level allowance at Woodbine. The filly Gamble’s Ghost (6-1) has been first or second in all five of her Woodbine starts, and last out just missed the Woodbine Oaks by a nose after breaking poorly and overcoming traffic trouble at the top of the lane.
Other top contenders in the field include Shakhimat (5-1), winner of last year’s Coronation Futurity who finished second as the favorite in the Plate Trial after opening the season with a graded-stakes win on the turf at Keeneland, and Esposito (8-1) who began his career in California and has two wins in four starts, and who finished just 3/4 length behind Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes contender Suddenbreakingnews two starts back. Of the long shots, My Name is Jim (30-1) took the field wire-to-wire to win over 1 1/8 furlongs in his last start at Woodbine, while Sir Dudley Digges (15-1) has made a career finishing in the money and was third in the Plate Trial.
The 1 1/4 miles Queen’s Plate goes Sunday, July 3rd from Woodbine. Post time is 5:38 ET.
Entries and ML Odds
1) Mike (30-1)
2) Narrow Escape (30-1)
3) All On Red (12-1)
4) Leavem In Malibu (7-2)
5) Sir Dudley Digges (15-1)
6) Shakhimat (5-1)
7) My Name Is Jim (30-1)
8) Rocket Plan (30-1)
9) Cheburashka (30-1)
10) Amis Gizmo (3-1)
11) Esposito (8-1)
12) Scholar Athlete (12-1)
13) Gamble’s Ghost (6-1)
Did you know?
Held in the summer, The Queen’s Plate is Canada’s equivalent of the Kentucky Derby. Heralded as one of the most prestigious and coveted races in the country, the race is a showcase for three-year-olds bred in Canada. Because it is held after the American Triple Crown, it also offers a horse the chance to compete in the Queens’ Plate after attempting the Kentucky Derby. The race traditionally draws horses from all across North America and from the top barns in both the United States and Canada.
With a lengthy and storied history since it began in 1860, the Queen’s Plate has routinely attracted some of the brightest stars of the sport. The legendary farm, Sam-Son Farm, has produced a remarkable five Queen’s Plate winners including the iconic filly, Dance Smartly, who became the first female to sweep the Canadian Triple Crown in 1991. She in turn produced two Queen’s Plate winners, Scatter the Gold and Dancethruthedawn to continue on the legacy of Sam-Son Farms.