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Queen's Plate Facts

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Longshot TJ's Lucky Moon wins the 2002 Queen's Plate at odds of 82-1

T J's Lucky Moon and his connections celebrate his shocking upset win in the 2002 Queen's Plate at odds of 82-1, paying $166.00.

© Cindy Pierson Dulay

The name of the race changes from Queen's Plate to King's Plate depending on whether the reigning monarch is male or female. Here is a timeline of the race name with the current monarch.

  • 1952 - present: Queen's Plate (Elizabeth II)
  • 1937 - 1951: King's Plate (George VI)
  • 1936: King's Plate (Edward VIII)
  • 1910 - 1936: King's Plate (George V)
  • 1901 - 1909: King's Plate (Edward VII)
  • 1860 - 1900: Queen's Plate (Victoria)

Most Queen's Plate wins by a trainer:

  • Harry Giddings Jr. (8) - Ten to Ace (1942), Horometer (1934), Queensway (1932), Froth Blower (1931), St. Paul (1920), Beehive (1914), Hearts of Oak (1913), St. Bass (1911)
  • Roger Attfield (8) - Not Bourbon (2008), Regal Discovery (1995), Peteski (1993), Alydeed (1992), Izvestia (1990), With Approval (1989), Market Control (1987), Norcliffe (1976)

Most Queen's Plate wins by a jockey:

  • Avelino Gomez (4) - Jumpin Joseph (1969), Titled Hero (1966), Victoria Park (1960), Lyford Cay (1957)
  • Sandy Hawley (4) - Regal Embrace (1978), L'Enjoleur (1975), Kennedy Road (1971), Almoner (1970)
  • Robin Platts (4) - Key To The Moon (1984), Sound Reason (1977), Amber Herod (1974), Victoria Song (1972)

Most Queen's Plate wins by an owner:

  • Joseph E. Seagram/Seagram Stables (20) - Sally Fuller (1935), King O'Connor (1933), Young Kitty (1928), Haplite (1926), Flowerful (1923), Belle Mahone (1917), Mandarin (1916), Seismic (1908), Slaughter (1906), Inferno (1905), John Ruskin (1901), Dalmoor (1900), Bon Ino (1898), Ferdinand (1897), Millbrook (1896), Bonniefield (1895), Joe Miller (1894), Martello (1893), O'Donohue (1892), Victorious(1891)
  • E. P. Taylor/Windfields Farm (11) - La Lorgnette (1985), Regal Embrace (1978), Northern Dancer (1964), Canebora(1963), Flaming Page (1962), Victoria Park (1960), New Providence (1959), Lyford Cay (1957), Canadiana (1953), Major Factor (1951), Epic (1949)

Shortest-priced winners:

  • Horometer (1834) $2.10
  • Victoria Park (1960) $2.10
Longest-priced winners:
  • Maternal Pride (1924) $193.35
  • TJ's Lucky Moon (2002) $166.00

Stakes Record:

  • Izvestia (1990) 2:01 4/5 (at 1 1/4 miles main track)
  • Not Bourbon (2008) 2:03.59 (at 1 1/4 miles Polytrack)

Slowest Running:

  • Amber Herod (1974) 2:09.20 (at 1 1/4 miles main track)
  • Mike Fox (2007) 2:05.45 (at 1 1/4 miles Polytrack)

Largest margin of victory: Izvestia (1990) 13 lengths

Smallest margin of victory: With Approval (1989) nose (most recent)

Although the Queen's Plate has been run at 1 1/4 miles since the new Woodbine racetrack was built, it was run at various distances before that.

  • 1957 - present 1 1/4 miles
  • 1924 - 1956 1 1/8 miles
  • 1887 - 1923 1 1/4 miles
  • 1872 - 1886 1 1/2 miles
  • 1871 - 1 3/4 miles
  • 1868 - 1870 2 miles
  • 1860 - 1867 two 1 mile heats

Past Queen's/King's Plate winners

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