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Canadian Triple Crown

The Canadian Triple Crown was founded in 1959 and is open to horses 3 years old up who were foaled in Canada. It's similar to the American Triple Crown series in that all three races are run over the same distances but they are run on three different surfaces. "Triple Crown of Canadian Thoroughbred Racing" consists of:

Queen's Plate - held at Woodbine Racetrack in June;
Prince of Wales Stakes - held at Fort Erie Race Track in July;
Breeders' Stakes - held at Woodbine in August.

Canadian Triple Crown Winners
Year Winner
2003 Wando
1993 Peteski
1991 Dance Smartly
1990 Izvestia
1989 With Approval
1963 Canebora
1959 New Providence


In 2011, Luis Contreras became the first jockey to win all three Triple Crown races with different horses. He rode Inglorious in the Queen's Plate at Woodbine then took Pender Harbour to victory in both the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Race Track and the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.

Popular Canadian Racetracks

Hastings Park

Hastings Racecourse is located at: PNE Gate 6 or 9, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mailing Address: 188 N. Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC V5K 3N8
General Information Line 604.254.1631
Racing Dates: April 16, 2011 to October 2, 2011


Fraser Downs

Fraser Downs is located at: 17755 60th Avenue Surrey, British Columbia V3S 1V3, Canada
General Information Line: 604.576.9141
Racing Dates: October 7, 2011 to December 30, 2011



Mohawk Racetrack

Mohawk Racetrack is located at: 9430 Guelph Line Milton, Ontario L0P 1B0, Canada
General Information Line: 1-(888)-675-RACE
Racing Dates: May 19, 2011 to October 1, 2011



Windsor Racetrack

Windsor Racetrack is located at 5555 Ojibway Parkway, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6P6, Canada
General Information Line: (519) 969-8311
Racing Dates: September 11, 2011 to May 1, 2011



Woodbine Racetrack

Woodbine Racetrack is located at 555 Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 5L2, Canada
General Information Line: (416) 675-7223 (RACE)
Racing Dates: April 2, 2011 to December 4, 2011



Useful Canadian Horse Racing Links

Standardbred CanadaTrot Magazine - Provides an array of features on the people and horses that make harness racing what it is today


Ontario Sires Stakes The Standardbred Ontario Sires Stakes

The Harness Edge The Standardbred publication of choice

Horse Care Magazine Dedicated entirely to the health and welfare of the horse

Canadian Sportsman The Canadian Sportsman Magazine A good Canadian resource page

Canadian Horse Racing
Hall of Fame
The title says it all

Canadian Racetracks's Track List

Canadian Pari Mutuel Agency Canada's Official Government Site


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