OLG Returns as Sponsor of Canadian Triple Crown


Woodbine's Jim Lawson | Michael Burns photo

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) will partner with Woodbine Entertainment Group for the 2021 Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. OLG has been a long-time sponsor of the Triple Crown, encompassing the Queen's Plate at Woodbine, the Prince of Wales S. at Fort Erie and the Breeders' S. at Woodbine.

“OLG's continued support of horse racing helps organizations like Woodbine bring the fast-paced action of horse racing to more Ontarians,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “With their support, we are able to enhance premier Thoroughbred racing events and expose thousands more people to the sport we love.”

“Horse racing has a rich history in Ontario and OLG is proud to play a significant role in engaging existing and new fans with popular events like the 2021 OLG Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing,” said Lori Sullivan, OLG Chief Land-Based Gaming and Business Development Officer. “We will continue to work with our valued horse racing partners, like Woodbine, to drive growth and set the stage for future opportunities with this exciting sport.”

The Queen's Plate is North America's oldest continuously run stakes race and will celebrate its 162nd renewal over 10 furlongs of Woodbine's Tapeta track Aug. 22. The Prince of Wales S. will be contested over a mile and three-sixteenths of the Fort Erie main track Sept. 14, while the Breeders' S. will be run for the 130th time over Woodbine's E.P. Taylor turf course Oct. 3.

Tickets for the Queen's Plate will be available through a pre-sale this Wednesday, July 28, and will go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 30.

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