When you think of horse racing, famed international events like Royal Ascot in the U.K. and the Kentucky Derby held in Louisville immediately spring to mind. But there's another world-class racing event that's right on our doorstep.
The Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack is Canada's premier racing event and the first leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The glamorous event, held across June 28 – 29, is not only Canada's oldest thoroughbred horse race (founded in 1860), it's also the oldest continuously run race in North America.
As you might expect from such a historic event, there's more to the Queen's Plate than just horse racing. In addition to the hottest fashions – trust us, you're going to want to don your best fascinators and dapper bowties for this one, ladies and gents – the event boasts plenty of gourmet food and top-notch entertainment. Guests can choose from multiple chef-driven dining packages, all of which include 2-day general admission passes as well as access to concerts on Friday and Saturday. Take advantage of several premium dining options and place your bets with knowledgeable tellers from the comfort of your seat.
Once you're done betting and feasting, guests can head over to the Hats and Horseshoes Stage for the festival portion of the event. Woodbine Racetrack will be hosting an intimate concert on each night featuring two of the top country music acts in Canada: The Washboard Union (Friday, June 28) and High Valley (Saturday, June 29).
You don't have to be royalty to enjoy the Queen's Plate. With tickets starting at $15 and several VIP and dining experiences available, there's truly something for everyone at this world-class event.
To celebrate, we're giving away a pair of Lexus Premium Passes to the Queen's Plate Festival. With these passes, guests will receive bottomless drinks, decadent gourmet fare, incredible live music, reserved grandstand seats to watch the 160th Queen’s Plate race, premium main stage views and much more.
The prize includes:
- Exclusive access to the Lexus Lounge for the Pre-Concert Party at 6 pm on Friday, June 28 (includes light food and drink complimentary valet, private concert viewing for the headliner, The Washboard Union)
- Access to the fabulous Hats and Horseshoes Party on June 28 – 29
- Exclusive access to the Premium Lounge on Saturday, June 29th
- Gourmet cuisine designed by Woodbine's Executive Chef, George Correia
- All-inclusive alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Reserved Premium Grandstand seat (in section 201 or 202) on Saturday, June 29th to watch Canada’s best in thoroughbred horse racing including the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate
- Valet parking
- Trackside access to catch the action right at the rail
To enter, answer the following question:
The question is: Where is the Queen's Plate race held?
Competition closes: 20th June 2019
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This contest is open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec).
Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value.
Hats and Horseshoes Party is not track-facing.
Guests must be 19 or over to enter the contest because the Lexus Premium Passes are open bar.
The winner must be able to attend the Queen's Plate Festival on June 28 – 29.
Contest closes June 20 at 23:59 pm EST and the winner will be notified by email.
The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If there is no response after 24 hours, a runner-up will be randomly selected.