Woodbine announces 2020 Queen's Plate to run September 12
March 18, 2020
Woodbine Entertainment has announced that the 2020 edition of The Queen's Plate, its 161st run, will be held on Saturday, September 12 at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack.
“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 originally scheduled to run Saturday, June 27 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 officials as it relates to spectators attending events.
For the latest regarding fan participation with the 161st running of The Queens Plate, visit the event's website for updates.
In addition, 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.