The Queen's Plate Post Position DrawDateline: 06/21/01
Entries were drawn and post positions selected this morning for the 142nd running of the Queen's Plate, the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America. A field of 10 horses was entered, including two fillies and a coupled entry from Sam-Son Farm.
Post time for the Queen's Plate is Sunday at 5:08pm ET as the ninth race on the card at Woodbine. It will be shown live on Sportsnet in Canada from 4:00 - 5:30pm ET, on TRN across North America and online from Woodbine's website. Free program and past performances are available from Equibase.
Here is the field in program number order. Distance is 1 1/4 miles. Colts and geldings carry 126 lbs. while fillies carry 121 lbs. The purse is $1,000,000 (Canadian) Guaranteed. Click on the horse's name to see full info on him or her.
|# / PP||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||M/L Odds|
|1 / 2||Lucky Scarab||Kabel||Frostad||2-1|
|1A / 10||Dancethruthedawn (f)||Boulanger||Frostad||2-1|
|2 / 1||Asia (f)||Gryder||Cheadle||50-1|
|3 / 3||Millennium Allstar||Landry||Leslie||4-1|
|4 / 4||Sik||David||Passero||50-1|
|5 / 5||Dawn Watcher||Dos Ramos||Hopmans||20-1|
|6 / 6||Thatsthebottomline||Sabourin||Martin||8-1|
|7 / 7||Win City||Montpellier||Tiller||9-5|
|8 / 8||Highland Legacy||Husbands||Owens||20-1|
|9 / 9||Brushing Bully||Clark||Attard||6-1|
Morris Peterson and Tim Hudak assisted with the draw.
Also on hand to assist was Toronto Raptors rookie sensation Morris Peterson. After being drafted 21st overall in the 2000 NBA draft following his NCAA championship with Michigan State, he had an excellent rookie season and was named to the NBA All Rookie Team. "We have a great coach, we have a great organization, and definitely a great city backing us."
Sandy Hawley presents the collages to Hudak and Willmot.
While the connections were given five minutes to confer on their post position selections, retired Hall of Fame jockey Sandy Hawley was called on to present Tim Hudak and Woodbine CEO David Willmot with a collage of photos depicting 45 years of Woodbine racing history. Ironically, Hawley noticed that no pictures of his rides were included in the collage.
The connections of Millennium Allstar discuss with post to choose. Left to right: Sue Leslie, Curtis Joseph, Robert Landry, and Don Meehan.
Bob Tiller (center) contemplates the choice given to him by Dan Loiselle (right) while owner Frank DiGiulio Jr. gets a laugh out of it.
Tammy Samuel-Balaz, trainer Mark Frostad, and Liza Samuel of Sam-Son Farm.
Queen's Plate info online:
- Free Past Performances, program, and selections from Equibase.
- Live Audio/Video
- Woodbine Stable Notes - mostly Queen's Plate info now and updated frequently
- SLAM! Horse Racing - Canadian horse racing news
- WayMoreSports.com Horse Racing - more Canadian racing news
- TSN Horse Racing - more Canadian racing news
- News Index Search - articles from the various online news sources
- Queen's Plate Winners 1948-2000 - includes their sire line
- Queen's Plate Winners 1860-2000
- 2000 Results - the winner was Scatter the Gold
- 1999 Results - the winner was Woodcarver
- More Canadian racing links
- Toronto local info from About
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Photos by author except where noted.