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Canada Triple Crown Races - Queen's Plate

Canada Triple Crown Thoroughbred Races

Like in American thoroughbred racing, Canada has it's own version of the Triple Crown. Inaugurated in 1959, it's a much anticipated race where a 3-year-old must win all three races the Queen's Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes, and the Breeders' Stakes to become a Triple Crown victor.

In it's 46-year-history, only seven horses have achieved this accolade, they are:

Wando (2003)
Peteski (1993)
Dance Smartly (1991)
Izvestia (1990)
With Approval (1989)
Canebora (1963)
New Providence (1959)

The Queen's Plate

The Queen's Plate is North America's oldest thoroughbred horse race and the first to be run a distance of 1 1/4 miles for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses, foaled in Canada. It is run annually in June at Woodbine Racetrack in Ontario.

Since 1995, the race has been limited to a maximum of 17 starters.

Queen's Plate was initiated by the Toronto Turf Club president Sir Casimir Gzowski, the race itself was inaugurated on June 27, 1860, at the Carleton Race Track in Toronto, Ontario. The prize of 50 guineas was originally awarded by Queen Victoria herself.

Past Queen's Plate Champions

2004 to 1990 1989 to 1970
2004 - Niigon
2003 - Wando
2002 - TJ's Lucky Moon
2001 - Dancethruthedawn
2000 - Scatter the Gold
1999 - Woodcarver
1998 - Archers Bay
1997 - Awesome Again
1996 - Victor Cooley
1995 - Regal Discovery
1994 - Basqueian
1993 - Peteski
1992 - Alydeed
1991 - Dance Smartly
1990 - Izvestia
1989 - With Approval
1988 - Regal Intention
1987 - Market Control
1986 - Golden Choice
1985 - La Lorgnette
1984 - Key to the Moon
1983 - Bompago
1982 - Son of Briartic
1981 - Fiddle Dancer Boy
1980 - Driving Home
1979 - Steady Growth
1978 - Regal Embrace
1977 - Sound Reason
1976 - Norcliffe
1975 - L' Enjoleur
1974 - Amber Herod
1973 - Royal Chocolate
1972 - Victoria Song
1971 - Kennedy Road
1970 - Almoner
1969 to 1950 1949 to 1930
1969 - Jumpin Joseph
1968 - Merger
1967 - Jammed Lovely
1966 - Titled Hero
1965 - Whistling Sea
1964 - Northern Dancer
1963 - Canebora
1962 - Flaming Page
1961 - Blue Light
1960 - Victoria Park
1959 - New Providence
1958 - Caledon Beau
1957 - Lyford Cay
1956 - Canadian Champ
1955 - Ace Marine
1954 - Collisteo
1953 - Canadiana
1952 - Epigram
1951 - Major Factor
1950 - McGill
1949 - Epic
1948 - Last Mark
1947 - Moldy
1946 - Kingarvie
1945 - Uttermost
1944 - Acara
1943 - Paolita
1942 - Ten to Ace
1941 - Budpath
1940 - Willie the Kid
1939 - Archworth
1938 - Bunty Lawless
1937 - Goldlure
1936 - Monsweep
1935 - Sally Fuller
1934 - Horometer
1933 - King O' Connor
1932 - Queensway
1931 - Froth Blower
1930 - Aymond

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