The Queen’s Plate, originally scheduled for June, has been rescheduled for Sept. 12, Woodbine Entertainment announced Monday.
“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 honored 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 June 27.
Woodbine’s 2020 Thoroughbred meet is currently scheduled to open without spectators June 6. The Woodbine Oaks and The Plate Trial are expected to be held Aug. 15. The track’s full Thoroughbred stakes schedule will be announced Wednesday.