The 2020 Queen's Plate Winterbrook will take place on Saturday, June 27, at Woodbine racetrack. Keep checking here for the odds and picks for the first leg of the 2020 Canadian Triple Crown, as we update the horses and prices right here. The odds were last updated on 15 May, 2020:
The Queens Plate Stakes 2020 will be the 161st edition and runs on Saturday, June 27, 2020, 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 odds below with prices from top horse betting bookmakers updated on March 15, 2020:
2020 Top Queen's Plate Odds and Contenders
It's worth noting that the odds to win the Queens' Plate 2020 are subject to change, so keep checking back with this page to get the latest.
The first leg of the Canadian Horse racing Triple Crown was refreshed on March 2, 2020. Visit Sportsinteraction Racebook for current prices.
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What Are Available Queen's Plate Odds?
The odds will change as we approach the race in the Summer, so ensure you check back and get the latest odds, events, news and updates on the runners this year.
Edge of Fire (6.00): Chiefswood Stable's homebred Filly, Edge of Fire, has put on an impressive display so far in 2020, winning in impressive fashion at Gulfstream Park.
Curlin's Voyage (7.00): Curlin's Voyage is one of 14 fillies nominated for the triple crown and comes in as the third favourite to be crowned the champion in 2020.
Halo Again (9.00): Halo Again grabbed two first-place finishes towards the backend of 2019 and got an eighth-place finish at the Lecomte in January.
Famished (11.00): Famished has run twice so far in 2020, picking up two fifth-place finishes at Palm-Beach and Dania-Beach and is looking in good form as we look at the schedule for the rest of the year.
Elusive Knight (13.00): Elusive Knight is yet to run in 2020, though he did pick up a first-place finish at Woodbine back in 2019, as well as two second-place finishes.
Auburn Hills (15.00): Auburn Hills has had a great start to the year, winning the Maidan Special Weight at Fair Grounds at the start of February. An outside shot in this one, but a proven winner.
Malibu Mambo comes in at 5.00 favourites to win the 161st Queen's Plate Stakes. Trainer Kevin Attard is hopeful his main Filly will come away with the win on the day. Will they be able to snatch the $1 million Queen's plate prize money in June?
Hoping to cash in on the exacta we'll take another horse that could take a step forward in Edge of Fire, who will give Malibu Mambo a run for his money in June.
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 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 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.
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 marks 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.
The race takes place every year on the last Saturday of June or the first Saturday of July 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 the 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 2020
The 2020 Queen's Plate is Saturday, June 27 at 5:36 pm (EST).
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 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.
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
Queen's Plate Stakes Winning Horse
One Bad Boy
Sir Dudley Digges
Strait of Dover
Big Red Mike
Eye of the Leopard
TCW - Wando
T J's Lucky Moon
Scatter the Gold
TCW - Peteski
TCW - Dance Smartly*
TCW - With Approval
Key to the Moon
Son of Briartic
Fiddle Dancer Boy
TCW - Canebora
TCW - New Providence
TCW - Canadian Champ
TCW - Ace Marine
TCW - Uttermost
Ten to Ace
Willie the Kid
TCW - Archworth
TCW - Queensway*
Ladder of Light*
Hearts of Oak
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 from June 28 to 29. A festival accompanies this event, which features parties with food and drinks and post-event concert.
This years' Queens Plate Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
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.