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Queens Plate Stakes Betting Odds 2022

The 2022 Queen’s Plate will take place at Woodbine racetrack. Keep checking here for the odds and picks for the first leg of the 2022 Canadian Triple Crown, as we update the horses and odds right here. The Queen’s plate betting odds were last updated on August 19th, 2022: 

Post #1: Hall of Dreams
Odds: 12-1
Sired by 1999 Belmont Stakes winner Lemon Drop Kid, Hall of Dreams is a hard working Colt with plenty of experience coming into the Queen’s Plate.

Post #2: Shamateur
Odds: 30-1
Sired by 2015 Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost, this Colt possesses late charge but is a bit sleepy out of the gate.

Post #3: Ironstone
Odds: 12-1
This hard working horse has plenty of talent but might not have what it takes to win at this distance.

Post #4: The Minkster
Odds: 10-1
Has a shot at a big day if he can be controlled. With a tendency to be a little rambunctious The Minkster has the talent to be considered an outside chance at the plate.

Post #5: Duke of Love
Odds: 5-1
A winner at Woodbine in 2 of his first 3 starts, Duke of Love got boxed out in the Queen’s Plate Trial and was forced to settled for fourth. As a result this talented Colt might be flying under the radar a little.

Post #6: Rondure
Odds: 3-1
Considered by some to be the best 3 year old in the country, this Colt has tons of rally speed and will be primed to be among the leaders as they hit the final stretch.

Post #7: Dancin in Da’Nile
Odds: 30-1
Winless in his last 4 this Colt sired by Pioneerof the Nile is nowhere near the horse his famous brother (2015 Triple Crown winner) American Pharaoh is.

Post #8: Moira
Odds: 5-2
After a dominant victory at the recent Woodbine Oaks this Filly named after the eccentric matriarch on Schitt’s Creek is entering the Queen’s Plate in top form. Sired by 2004 Breeder’s Cup champion Ghostzapper, she’s lining up as Sunday’s favourite.

Post #9: Hunt Master
Odds: 30-1
A winner in 2 of 6 races thus far, this will be Hunt Master’s first stakes race. Never having faced this level of competition, the moment might be a bit too lofty for him.

Post #10: Sir for Sure
Odds: 8-1
The surprise winner of the Queen’s Plate Trial at odds of 21-1, this Colt has plenty of sprint speed and should be in a good position to threaten in the final straight.

Post #11: Causin’ Mayhem
Odds: 6-1
This Colt short on experience ran his first race ever at Woodbine in the Plate Trial. He led early and stayed with the lead pack til the end, eventually settling for 3rd. Has the talent to win on Sunday but it comes with the caveat of inexperience. A wildcard to be sure.

The 2021 Queens’ Plate at Woodbine Racetrack was won by Safe Conduct, an 11-1 longshot, grabbing the winner’s share of the one million dollar purse!

The Queens Plate Stakes 2022 will be the 163rd edition and runs on August 21st, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There will be live coverage on EDT, CTV and TSN which normally begins at 4:30 (EST). Check out the latest Queen’s Plate betting odds below.

2022 Top Queen’s Plate Odds and Contenders

It’s worth noting that the Queen’s Plate online betting odds are subject to change, so keep checking back with this page to get the latest. 

1HALL OF DREAMS12/1P HusbandsM Casse
2SHAMATEUR30/1L ContrerasS Attard
3IRONSTONE12/1K KimuraW Armata
4THE MINKSTER10/1D MoranD J Vella
5DUKE OF LOVE5/1J SteinJ Carroll
6RONDURE3/1F PratK Vassilieva
7DANCIN IN DA’NILE30/1S BridgmohanG Cox
8MOIRA5/2R HernandezK Attard
9HUNT MASTER30/1E WIlsonA Buntain
10SIR FOR SURE8/1D CarrollM Casse
CAUSIN’ MAYHEM6/1A GallardoT Pletcher

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What are the Types of Odds?

Betting on horse-racing offers punters a wide variety of options. It’s important to understand the different types of bets before you start to place your first wagers. 

Queen’s Plate Live Odds

Not betting in the future pool listed above means waiting until race day and betting with “live odds” dictated by the amount of money being bet in the win pool. There’s certainly nothing wrong with this approach and sportsbooks support this type of wagering.

Queen’s Plate Multirace Exotics

The double, the Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, and Pick 6 all involve picking the winners of consecutive races. Using multiple combinations is the strategic way to place these kinds of bets.

Queen’s Plate Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta Wagering Odds

These commonplace wagers are extremely popular on Kentucky Derby day and involve picking the order of finish among the top two (exacta), three (trifecta) or four (superfecta) finishers.

These are the different formats that the sportsbooks present the odds. Choose the one which is clearer for you:

Fractional Odds

Fractional odds are historically the most common odds in horse racing and are given in a fractional format, from 1/9 to 99/1 and higher. A $2 Win bet on a horse at 5/1 will pay $12 for the win including the original bet.

Decimal Odds

Decimal odds are the most straightforward type of odds that are offered, usually in UK racebooks, and include the original bet in the final payout. For example, a $1 Win bet on a horse at 5.00 odds will pay $5 if the horse wins. 

American Odds

As the name implies, these are the odds most often used in US-based racebooks and are also known as “money-line” odds. Designated with a plus-or-minus sign, $1 bet to win on a horse at +500 returns $6.00 if the horse wins the race, including the original amount bet. 

What is the Queen’s Plate?

Founded in 1860 and named in honour of Queen Victoria, the 2019 Queen’s Plate marked the 160th edition of Canada’s most prestigious race. Open to three-year-olds, it is the only $1 million race in Canada restricted to Canadian-bred horses.

current queen's plate odds

The race takes place every year in late summer and kicks off the Canadian Triple Crown of horse racing. It is followed just over three weeks later by the Prince of Wales Stakes from Fort Erie Race Track, with the Triple Crown series wrapping up one month later back at Woodbine with the running of the Breeders’ Stakes

In contrast to the US Triple Crown, the Breeders’ Stakes is run on turf, whereas all US Triple Crown races are run on dirt. 

To date, there have been 12 Triple Crown winners, including 1993 winner Peteski, who was sired by 1978 US Triple Crown winner Affirmed.  

When is the Queen’s Plate 2022

The 2022 Queen’s Plate is Sunday, August 21st. 

Where is the Queen’s Plate held

The Queen’s Plate is held at Woodbine Race Track which is located in the Toronto, Ontario suburb of Etobicoke. 

Which Horses Won the Race?

The recent history of Queen’s Plate winners has been dotted with horses that have found success in major races on Canadian home soil and abroad.

The 2021 winner was Safe Conduct, jockeyed by Irad Ortiz Jr. with a time of 2:02.85. In the Colt’s first ever start in Canada, Ortiz Jr. paced the early leader before slingshotting to victory at the top of the stretch.

The 2020 winner was Mighty Heart, who was ridden by Daisuke Fukumoto taking an excellent victory and bringing some life back to an otherwise difficult year for Horse Racing. 

The 2019 winner was One Bady Boy, who was rode by Jockey Flavien Prat, taking the victory in 2:02.98 in the 1/4-mile event on the Tapeta course. Trainer Richard Baltas was delighted with the win and a little more in his purse. 

The 2018 winner Wonder Gadot was a Grade 2 winner in the US and runner-up in the 2018 Kentucky Oaks prior to winning the Plate and went on win the Prince of Wales Stakes last year.

The 2017 winner, Holy Helena, has since won multiple graded-stakes races in the US, while Shaman Ghost won a pair of Grade 1 races at Saratoga and Santa Anita and ran second in the 2017 $12 million Pegasus World Cup.

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In 1997 Awesome Again became the first and only Queen’s Plate winner to go on to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The claim to fame as the first Canadian-bred horse to win a race at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships goes to Dance Smartly, a filly who took the 1993 Queen’s Plate in on her way to the Canadian Triple Crown title and then came back in the fall to win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. 

Of course, no mention of Queen’s Plate Champions is complete without the great Northern Dancer who won the 1964 Plate after capturing the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, the first two legs of the US Triple Crown.  

Queen’s Plate Champions Through 160 Races

TCW – Won Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (* Denotes Filly) 

YearQueen’s Plate Stakes Winning Horse
2021Safe Conduct
2020Mighty Heart
2019One Bad Boy
2018Wonder Gadot
2017Holy Helena*
2016Sir Dudley Digges
2015Shaman Ghost
2014Lexie Lou*
2013Midnight Aria
2012Strait of Dover
2010Big Red Mike
2009Eye of the Leopard
2008Not Bourbon
2007Mike Fox
2005Wild Desert
2003TCW – Wando
2002T J’s Lucky Moon
2000Scatter the Gold
1998Archers Bay
1997Awesome Again
1996Victor Cooley
1995Regal Discovery
1993TCW – Peteski
1991TCW – Dance Smartly*
1989TCW – With Approval
1988Regal Intention
1987Market Control
1986Golden Choice
1985La Lorgnette*
1984Key to the Moon
1982Son of Briartic
1981Fiddle Dancer Boy
1980Driving Home
1979Steady Growth
1978Regal Embrace
1977Sound Reason
1974Amber Herod
1973Royal Chocolate
1972Victoria Song
1971Kennedy Road
1969Jumpin Joseph
1967Jammed Lovely*
1966Titled Hero
1965Whistling Sea
1964Northern Dancer
1963TCW – Canebora
1962Flaming Page*
1961Blue Light
1960Victoria Park
1959TCW – New Providence
1958Caledon Beau
1957Lyford Cay
1956TCW – Canadian Champ
1955TCW – Ace Marine
1951Major Factor
1948Last Mark
1945TCW – Uttermost
1942Ten to Ace
1940Willie the Kid
1939TCW – Archworth
1938Bunty Lawless
1935Sally Fuller*
1933King O’Connor
1932TCW – Queensway*
1931Froth Blower
1928Young Kitty*
1924Maternal Pride
1922South Shore*
1920St. Paul
1919Ladder of Light*
1917Belle Mahone*
1913Hearts of Oak
1911St. Bass
1901John Ruskin
1899Butter Scotch*
1898Bon Ino*
1894Joe Miller
1888Harry Cooper
1887Bonnie Duke
1886Wild Rose*
1885Willie W.
1883Roddy Pringle
1882Fanny Wiser*
1881Vice Chancellor
1880Bonnie Bird*
1879Moss Rose*
1878King George
1876Norah P.*
1875Young Trumpeter
1874The Swallow*
1870John Bell
1869Bay Jack
1867Wild Rose*
1865Lady Norfolk*
1861Wild Irishman
1860Don Juan” 

Queen’s Plate Stakes FAQ

What is Queen’s Plate Stakes?

Queen’s Plate Stakes or just “Queen’s Plate” for short is Canada’s oldest thoroughbred horse race and the oldest continuously run race in North America. It is the first race in the Canadian Triple Crown (Prince of Wales Stakes and Breeders’ Stakes).

Where does the race take place?

The Queen’s Plate takes place at the Woodbine Race Track in Etobicoke, Ontario. The first race was run at the Carleton racetrack in Toronto. Woodbine was opened in 1956 with a one-mile oval tapeta track, as well as a seven-eights turf course. It has been extensively remodelled several times since 1993.

How long is the race?

The Queen’s Plate currently runs for 1 1/4 miles with a maximum of 17 competing horses. The race has been held at several distances over the years: 
1860–1867: 1-mile (1.6 km) heats
1868–1870: 2 miles (3.2 km)
1871: ​1 3⁄4 miles (2.82 km)
1872–1886: ​1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km)
1887–1923: ​1 1⁄4 miles (2.01 km)
1924–1956: ​1 1⁄8 miles (1.811 km)
– 1957-: ​1 1⁄4 miles (2.01 km)

When does it take place?

The Queen’s Plate commonly takes place during the summer. This year, it takes place on August 21st. A festival accompanies this event, which features parties with food and drinks and post-event concert. 
The 163rd running of the Queens Plate Stakes will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2022.  

What is prize payout for the winners?

Originally, the Queen’s Plate inaugural prize was a “plate to the value of 50 guineas”. Currently, the total purse for the race is CAD 1 million and is divided between the top-four placers. Despite its name, the winner is awarded a cup instead of a plate.

What kind of horses race at Queen’s Plate? 

Up to 17 three-year-old thoroughbred horses participate at the Queen’s Plate. Owners must pay three separate fees prior to the race.

Who holds the Queen’s Plate records? 

As far as winningest jockeys, we have a three-way tie between Avelino Gomez, Sandy Hawley, and Robin platts who each won four races each.
The winningest trainers are Harry Giddings, Jr. and Roger Attfield who have both won eight races each.
And the winningest owner is Seagram Stables who accounts for 20 of the previous winners.

What is the Royal patronage?

Royal patronage is when members of the Canadian Royal Family attend the event to give their patronage. The most recent visit from Queen Elizabeth to the Queen’s Plate was in the summer of 2010.

How do I bet on Queen’s Plate?

To bet on Queen’s Plate, find an online sportsbook open for Canadians and register. Several sportsbooks offer sign-up bonuses as well as promotions dedicated to horse racing. Shop around and review the many Canadian-focused books to find the best one for you.

Where can I find Queen’s Plate odds?

Most of the top online sportsbooks offer betting odds for the Queen’s Plate. You can find Queen’s Plate odds under the “horse racing” section in the sports section of these books. Our site will also keep you updated on any new odds for Queen’s Plate.