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Canada's Triple Crown

A brief overview the three races that make up the Canadian Triple Crown: the Queen's Plate, The Prince of Wales and The Breeders' Stakes. Includes all my past coverage of the three races plus other articles and statistics. In 2009, the Queen's Plate is on June 21, the Prince of Wales on July 12, and the Breeders' Stakes on August 2.

Blue Diamond Cocktail
The recipe for the Blue Diamond, the official cocktail of the Queen's Plate the first jewel of Canada's Triple Crown.

2014 Queen's Plate Stakes
Filly Lexie Lou rallied to win the 2014 Queen's Plate 1 1/2 lengths over Ami's Holiday and Asserting Bear with favorite We Miss Artie fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

22014 Queen's Plate Undercard Stakes at Woodbine
There were three other stakes on 2014 Queen's Plate day: the Highlander Stakes (G2) won by Something Extra, the Singspiel Stakes (G3) won by Aldous Snow, and the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2) won by Overheard. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2014 Queen's Plate Entries and Post Positions
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday July 6, 2014, and a field of 15 was entered headed by Plate Trial winner We Miss Artie and Woodbine Oaks winner Lexie Lou. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.

2013 Breeders' Stakes
Favorite Up With the Birds drew away to win the 1 1/2 mile Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine, the final leg of Canada's Triple Crown, over River Seven and Pyrite Mountain. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the Sky Classic Stakes (G2) won by Forte Dei Marmi here.

2013 Queen's Plate Stakes
Midnight Aria lead wire-to-wire from post 1 to win the 2013 Queen's Plate a half length over favorite Up With the Birds with Dynamic Sky third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2013 Queen's Plate Day
There were four other stakes on 2013 Queen's Plate day: the Highlander Stakes won by Go Blue Or Go Home, the Singspiel won by Forte Dei Marmi, the Clarendon won by Spin the King, and the Dance Smartly won by Solid Appeal. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2013 Queen's Plate Entries
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday July 7, 2013, and a field of 12 was entered headed by Marine Stakes winner Up With the Birds and Woodbine Oaks winner Nipissing. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.

2012 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes, will be run on Sunday July 15, 2012, at Fort Erie Racetrack.Queen's Plate runner-up and filly Irish Misson is the favorite in a field of 9. Get the entries, odds, post positions, and free past performance here.

2012 Queen's Plate Stakes
Strait of Dover led from gate to wire to win the 2012 Queen's Plate, Canada's premier race for 3-year-olds, by 1 1/4 lengths in track record time over Irish Mission with Dixie Strike third while favorite River Rush finished sixth. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.

2012 Queen's Plate Day
There were five other stakes on 2012 Queen's Plate day: the King Edward (G2) won by Riding the River, the Highlander Stakes (G2) won by Smokey Fire, the Singspiel won by Musketier, the My Dear won by Just Got In, and the Trillium won by Stars to Shine. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2012 Queen's Plate Entries
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday June 24, 2012, and a field of 14 was entered headed by Marine Stakes winner Strait of Dover and Plate Trial winner River Rush. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.

2011 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes, will be run on Sunday July 17, 2011, at Fort Erie Racetrack. Queen's Plate runner-up Hippolytus is the favorite in a field of seven. Get the entries, odds, and free past performances here.

2011 Queen's Plate Stakes
Inglorious, the lone filly in the field, rallied from 12th early win the 2011 Queen's Plate by 2 1/2 lengths over Hippolytus with Pender Harbour third while favorite Check Your Soul finished seventh. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.

2011 Queen's Plate Day
There were two other stakes on 2011 Queen's Plate day, both on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course. Signature Red won the 6 furlong Highlander Stakes (G2) and Musketier won the 1 1/2 mile Singspiel Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and of photos here.

2011 Queen's Plate Entries
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday June 26, 2011, and a field of 17 was entered headed by Plate Trial winner Check Your Soul and Woodbine Oaks winner Inglorious. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.

Canada's Triple Crown
A brief overview the three races that make up the Canadian Triple Crown: the Queen's Plate, The Prince of Wales and The Breeders' Stakes. Also includes the seven winners of Canada's Triple Crown and some statistics about each race.

2009 Queen's Plate Stakes
Eye of the Leopard closed on the outside to win the 2009 Queen's Plate by a neck over Mr. Foricos Two U with the filly Milwaukee Appeal a head back in third. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.

2009 Queen's Plate Undercard
There were two other stakes on 2009 Queen's Plate day, both on the turf course. Smart Enough won the 6 furlong Highlander Stakes (G3) and Musketier won the 1 1/2 mile Singspiel Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and of photos here.

2009 Queen's Plate Entries
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday June 21, 2009, and a field of 13 is entered headed by Woodbine Oaks winner Milwaukee Appeal and Plate Trial winner Eye of the Leopard. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.

2008 Breeders' Stakes
Marlang led the whole way in the 1 1/2 mile Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine on the turf, winning over Sligovitz and favorite Solitaire. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the Nandi Stakes won by Cawaja Beach here.

2008 Prince of Wales Stakes Results
Harlem Rocker took the 2008 Prince of Wales Stakes, second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, coming from just off the pace to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Queen's Plate winner and favorite Not Bourbon was a well beaten 6th. Get the results, charts, and photos from all 3 stakes on the card here.

2008 Queen's Plate Day
Not Bourbon gave trainer Roger Attfield his 8th Queen's Plate win, tying the record for most wins by a trainer. The filly, Ginger Brew, was second with Solitaire rallying late for third. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here for the Plate and the two undercard stakes.

2008 Queen's Plate Entries
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday June 22, 2008, and a field of 15 is entered headed by favorite Not Bourbon. Get the entries, posts, odds, and free past performances here.

2007 Prince of Wales Stakes Results
Alezzandro took the 2007 Prince of Wales Stakes, second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, in wire-to-wire style with favorite Jiggs Coz second. Get the results, charts, and photos from all 3 stakes on the card here.

2007 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes, will be run on Sunday July 15, 2007, at Fort Erie Racetrack. Queen's Plate winner Mike Fox is the favorite in a field of only six. Get the entries, odds, and free past performances here.

2007 Queen's Plate Day
Jockey Emma Jayne Wilson became the first female jockey to win the Queen's Plate when longshot Mike Fox got up in the final strides to beat pacesetter Alezzandro and favorite Jiggs Coz. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here for the Plate and the three undercard stakes.

2007 Queen's Plate Entries
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday June 24, 2007, and a field of 9 is entered headed by favorite Jiggs Coz. Get the entries, posts, and free past performances here.

2006 Prince of Wales Stakes Results
Malakoff won the Prince of Wales Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths, but was disqualified to 5th for interference giving the win to 2nd place finsher Shillelagh Slew. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.

2006 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
Edenwold, winner of the Queen's Plate, is the 5-2 favorite in a field of eight for the 71st running of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

2006 Queen's Plate Day
Edenwold upsets at 16-1 in the 2006 Queen's Plate over Sterwins and Malakoff while favorite Wanna Runner finished a miserable 10th. The win was the first ever for a female trainer in the Plate. Also on the card were the Highlander, Singspiel, and Charlie Barley stakes won by Marco Be Good, Jambalaya, and Seaside Retreat. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos from all the races here.

2006 Queen's Plate Entries
Thirteen 3-year-olds have been entered for the 147th Queen's Plate and Wanna Runner has been named the favorite. Get the horses, posts, and odds here along with free past performances from DRF.

2005 Prince of Wales Stakes Results
Ablo ended Wild Desert's hopes of sweeping the Canadian Triple Crown with his upset over the slop at Fort Erie. Autumn Snow took second while heavy favorite Wild Desert barely managed to get third.

2005 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
Wild Desert, winner of the Queen's Plate, is the even money favorite in a field of six for the 70th running of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

2005 Queen's Plate Results
Off since finishing 8th in the Arkansas Derby, he made his comeback in spectacular fashing winning the 146th Queen's Plate over King of Jazz and Gold Strike. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.

2005 Queen's Plate Photo Tour
A collection of photographs from the 2005 Queen's Plate at Woodbine won by Wild Desert with Pat Valenzuela up.

2005 Queen's Plate Entries
Ten 3-year-olds have been entered for the 146th Queen's Plate and Dance with Ravens has been named the favorite. Get the horses, posts, and odds here along with photos from the post position draw.

2005 Queen's Plate Contenders
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2004 Breeders' Stakes Results
A Bit O'Gold made history at Woodbine on Sunday, driving to a one and three-quarter length win over Burst of Fire in t he $500,000 Breeders' Stakes, the third leg in the Canadian Triple Crown.

2004 Prince of Wales Stakes Results
A Bit O'Gold beat out his arch rival Niigon, winner of the Queen's Plate, by only a head after an exciting stretch duel. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2004 Queen's Plate Results
Niigon turned the tables on favoured A Bit O'Gold and captured the $1 million Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous horse race, Sunday at Woodbine. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2004 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
Niigon, winner of the Queen's Plate, is the even money favorite in a field of seven for the 69th running of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

2004 Queen's Plate Entries
Fovorite A Bit O'Gold selected post 10 at the post position draw for the 145th Queen's Plate. Get all the post positions, odds, and free past performances here.

2004 Queen's Plate Barbecue
Photos from the 2004 Queen's Plate barbecue and a preview of the top contenders for the 145th Queen's Plate.

2003 Breeders' Stakes Entries
A field of 8 was entered for 2003 Breeders' Stakes where Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales winner Wando will try to become only the 7th winner of Canada's Triple Crown.

2003 Prince of Wales Stakes Results
Queen's Plate winner Wando showed again he is the best 3-year-old in Canada with an easy win in the second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes. Lots of photos!

2003 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
Queen's Plate winner Wando is the 3-5 morning line favorite for the Prince of Wales Stakes on Sunday, the second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown. Only six rivals will take him on at Fort Erie Race Track and he looks to be a big stand out.

2003 Queen's Plate Results
Wando wins the 2003 Queen's Plate at Woodbine over Mobil and Rock Again.

2003 Queen's Plate Entries
A field of 13 horses was entered for the 144th Queen's Plate with Plate Trial winner Mobil made the morning line favorite at 2-1 with stable mate Wando the second choice at 7-2.

2002 Prince of Wales Stakes Results
Local hero Le Cinquieme Essai took the lead in the stretch and held on to win by 3/4 of a length in the 2002 Prince of Wales Stakes over Bravely and Anglian Prince.

2002 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
A full field of 12 was entered for the 2002 Prince of Wales, including the first six finishers of the Queen's Plate. Queen's Plate winner TJ's Lucky Moon is the morning line favorite at 4-1, a huge change from his 82-1 final odds in the Plate.

2002 Queen's Plate Results
T J's Lucky Moon was a shocking up set winner of the 2002 Queen's Plate, paying $166 to win. The time was a slow 2:06.88 with Anglian Prince second and Forever Grand third.

2002 Queen's Plate Entries
A field of 14 horses was entered with Plate Trial winner Shaws Creek made a lukewarm morning line favorite at 3-1.

2002 Queen's Plate Preview
This year marks the 143rd running of the Queen's Plate, Canada's premier race for 3 year olds at a mile and a quarter with a purse of $1,000,000 Canadian. This race is the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.

2001 Prince of Wales Stakes Results
Win City just got up to win the 2001 Prince of Wales Stakes by a half length over Queen's Plate winning filly Dancethruthedawn. It was another 7 3/4 lengths back to third place finisher Brushing Bully.

2001 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
Only six horses were entered for the 2001 Prince of Wales with the top two finishers in the Queen's Plate, Dancethruthedawn and Win City, set as the favorites.

2001 Queen's Plate Results
Dancethruthedawn held off favorite Win City to capture the 2001 Queen's Plate Stakes by a half length. She is the daughter of 1991 Queen's Plate and Canadian Triple Crown winner Dance Smartly.

2001 Queen's Plate Entries
A field of 10 was entered for the 142nd running of the Queen's Plate and Woodbine Oaks winner Dancethruthedawn was made the morning line favorite as part of a Sam-Son Farm entry at 2-1.

2000 Breeders' Stakes Results
Scatter the Gold was attempting to follow in the footsteps of his dam, 1991 champion Dance Smartly, and become the seventh winner of the Canadian Triple Crown, but Lodge Hill, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Mike Smith, won by 3 lengths. Master Stuart was second and Scatter the Gold a nose back in third.

2000 Breeders' Stakes Post Position Draw
A field of 7 was entered with Queen's Plate and Princ eof Wales winner Scatter the Gold set as the 4-5 odds-on favorite as he tries to become the 7th Canadian Triple Crown winner.

2000 Breeders' Stakes Contenders
Scatter the Gold will be attempting to become the 7th Canadian Triple Crown winner since the series was inaugurated in 1959. He will be following in his mother Dance Smartly's footsteps as she was the 5th to take the series in 1991. Here is a look at him and his competition.

2000 Queen's Plate Results
Scatter the Gold broke his maiden in the $1 million Queen's Plate. The son Mr. Prospector out of Canadian Triple Crown winning mare Dance Smartly rallied against a speed favoring track to win going away by 4 1/4 lengths.

2000 Queen's Plate Entries
A full field of 17 was entered for the 141st running of the Queen's Plate with Plate Trial winner Pete's Sake the favorite at 7-2.

2000 Queen's Plate Preview
A look at the top contenders for the 2000 Queen's Plate plus the history of the race.

1999 Queen's Plate Results
Woodcarver drew off to win the 1999 Queen's Plate by 5 lengths in the slop. Long shot filly Gandria rallied for second and Frank Stronach's Euchre was third.

1999 Queen's Plate Entries
This year marks the 140th running of the Queen's Plate, and field of 17 was entered, including three from owner Frank Stronach.

2010 Queen's Plate Entries
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday July 4, 2010, and a field of 13 is entered headed by Wando Stakes winner Hotep and Woodbine Oaks winner Roan Inish. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.

2010 Queen's Plate Stakes
Big Red Mike lead all the way to win the 2010 Queen's Plate by 1 1/2 lengths over Hotep who chased him in second the entire distance. Roan Inish closed to finish third while favorite Mobilizer was a dismal 10th. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.

2010 Queen's Plate Day
There were two other stakes on 2010 Queen's Plate day, both on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course. Signature Red won the 6 furlong Highlander Stakes (G2) and Spice Route won the 1 1/2 mile Singspiel Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and of photos here.

2010 Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes, will be run on Sunday July 25, 2010, at Fort Erie Racetrack. Queen's Plate winner Big Red Mike is the favorite in a field of eight. Get the entries, odds, and free past performances here.

2003 Breeders' Stakes Results
Wando came into the final leg of the 2003 Canadian Triple Crown as a dominant 1-2 favorite after crushing the competition in the first two legs and he did not disappoint his fans. Hhe won by 1 1/2 lengths in a final time of 2:28.69 for the 1 1/2 miles on the turf.

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