#HORSERACING: FIELD DRAWN FOR THE 2015 QUEEN’S PLATE AT WOODBINE RACETRACK
The big day is near and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Sunday marks the 100% sold-out 156th running of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack. If you couldn’t get your tickets in advance, you can still join the fun at the Hats & Horseshoes Party near the Walking Ring or stand and watch the action! Bring your best hat or fascinator!
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell is the 29th Lieutenant Governor and she will be in attendance for the grand affair as 14 three-year-old horses compete for the $1-million purse. The Queen’s Plate is the most historic horse race in North America.
Without further a do, here is our official Queen’s Plate Field:
DANISH DYNAFORMER leads the pack as the Race Favourite after a smashing Plate Trial win for Hall of Fame Trainer Roger Attfield, at 3-1 odds and owner Charles E. Fipke. Marine Stakes winner SHAMAN GHOST is listed as second choice at 7-2 odds for owner Stronach Stables and Trainer Brian Lynch. Third in the morning line is Woodbine Oaks winner ACADEMIC at 5-1 for Bear Stables and Trainer Reade Baker. She is the lone filly in the Field. Winterbook Favourite AMI’S FLATTER who ran an impressive third this winter in the Florida Derby down south, is listed as fourth choice at 6-1.
Some unfortunate news broke today as probable Favourite CONQUEST CURLINATE suffered a career-ending injury training. Owner Ernie Semersky was devastated and poignant in his discontent, telling me that the situation he felt was completely avoidable as another horse training had veered into him. He plans to proceed further with the matter. The Illinois Businessman who is a strong proponent of animal welfare, shipping-in some expensive stock to Woodbine for us to enjoy, feels strongly that Queen’s Plate Contenders should have their own allocated timeslot, seeing the magnitude of the Race.
For more on his Statement, visit Conquest Stables‘ official Facebook Page.
Who’s your Queen’s Plate Pick?
For more on the Queen’s Plate and how to get there Sunday, click here.
Also, don’t forget to use the #QP15 Hashtag and do a Selfie at Woodbine with the Hashtag #OfftotheRaces for a chance to win $1k! Details.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
This post was created in partnership with Woodbine Racetrack.