Monday, July 8, 2013

Hats & Horseshoes - the 154th running of the Queen's Plate

It was my first trip to a Queen's Plate since I was a little boy and what a wonderful event it was. Hats off to Woodbine Entertainment for putting on such a great show. It was a gorgeous day until about 3 races before the Plate when the skies opened up. We spent the rest of the time in the shelter of the Paddock area but it didn't dampen our spirits. Of course it was a 1-2-3 finish for descendants of Northern Dancer in the $1M event. The bottom 3 photos are from the Canadian Press. The top few were some of my own from the day.

1) Midnight Aria - great great grandson x2 through Vice Regent

2) Up With the Birds - great great grandson through Storm Cat and Storm Bird

3) Dynamic Sky - great great great grandson through Storm Cat and Danzig

video of race - cbc

full coverage from cbc's+Plate/ID/2395962840/