Monday, May 18, 2020

TORONTO, ON – Monday, May 18 – On Victoria Day, a day in which Canada honours Queen Victoria, Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce that The Queen’s Plate will remain as the longest continuously run Thoroughbred stakes race in North America.


The 161st running of The Queen’s Plate will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.


“The history of The Queen’s Plate is so rich and the fact that it’s been held every year since the inaugural race in 1860 is remarkable,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “We are honoured to be able to continue this rich history in face of adversity by hosting the race for the 161st consecutive year.”


The $1 million stakes race was postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally scheduled to run on Saturday, June 27.


Currently, Woodbine’s 2020 Thoroughbred meet is scheduled to open without spectators on Saturday, June 6. Woodbine Entertainment will continue to follow the most updated direction from Government and public health official

ls as it relates to spectators attending events.  For the latest regarding fan participation with the 161st running of The Queens Plate, stay tuned to QueensPlate.com for updates.


As part of the preparations for The Queen’s Plate, the Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser and The Plate Trial will be held on Saturday, August 15.


Woodbine Entertainment’s full Thoroughbred stakes schedule is expected to be announced on Wednesday, May 20.




Jamie Dykstra

Woodbine Entertainment

Director, Communications & Content

O: 416-675-3993 x 3531

C: 647-400-6235

Dear CTHS Members and Industry Stakeholders:

Effective October 16th, 2020 both the CTHS (Ontario Division) and National Office at Woodbine are closed.  Our new location will be announced shortly.

However our business operations will not be interrupted. We will maintain regular business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and will continue to serve our members.  Our employees are well-equipped to work from home in order to continue to provide services and support to our membership. Phone messages and emails will be checked regularly, and we will make every effort to reply to messages and correspondence as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. 

CTHS Ontario Division

Julie Coulter - (416) 675-3602

Email cthsont@idirect.com


CTHS National - Registration & Membership Inquiries

Caitlin Grguric - (416) 675-1370, Direct: (226) 820-1575, cgrguric@cthsnational.com

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Email info@cthsnational.com