Bet on the Queen's Plate for Exciting Online Gambling

Published Wednesday, July 03, 2013 -
Bet on the Queen's Plate for Exciting Online Gambling

In a little over four days from now on the 7th of July 2013 the 154th Anniversary of the Queen's Plate horse race will be run. It is the first jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing and the longest continuously run stakes race in North America. The other gems in the Triple Crown are the Prince of Wales Stakes run on July 30, 2013 at Fort Erie Racetrack, followed by the Breeders’ Stakes run on August 18, 2013 at the Woodbine Racetrack.

The Queen's Plate is Canada's oldest thoroughbred horse race. It is run at a distance of 1¼ miles for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses foaled in Canada and for safety reasons, since 1995 the race has been limited to a maximum of 17 starters. With a rich and glorious history the race was inaugurated, with royal blessing, on Wednesday, June 27, 1860.

This year in May seventy-three horses have been made eligible for the 154th edition of the Queen’s Plate. A $500 payment must have accompanied the nomination by May 1. Last year, Canyon Farms’ Strait of Dover went wire-to-wire to earn the winner’s share of the $1 million purse.

Many from the country’s strong two-year-old Canadian-bred crop last year are pointing to the 1 ¼-mile race as well as several recently emerging sophomores. Some observers consider Grade 1-placed Dynamic Sky, fresh off a high-profile bid on the Kentucky Derby trail, the division leader. Trained by Mark Casse for John Oxley, the Ontario-bred has two stakes wins, including the Simcoe Stakes at Woodbine last year. He finished sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in November.

Coronation Futurity hero Up With the Birds is also well-regarded after a win and a second in turf stakes in the United States over the winter. The Malcolm Pierce-trainee would be win number six for Sam-Son Farm. There are quite a few contenders to bet on this year with online gambling web sites offering great odds on this prestigious race.

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