Jockey Francine Villeneuve wearing the silks of last year's winner Le Cinquieme Essai adds the final runner to the board at the draw.
Today the entries were taken and post positions drawn for the 68th running of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown. A field of only seven three-year-olds were entered headed up by Wando, an easy winner in the Queen's Plate four weeks ago. Also back from the Queen's Plate are Shoal Water (4th), Solihul (6th), Peef (7th), and Arco's Gold (8th). Two new horses joined in this time: Sonofawac, 4th in the Plate Trial, and Gavro, a maiden who was 2nd in an allowance last out. If Wando can win ths year, he will go into the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine, with a chance to win the $500,000 bonus for sweeping all three races.
Hockey Hall of Famer and former head of security at Fort Erie Race Track Ted "Teeder" Kennedy assists track announcer Daryl Wells with the post position draw.
Wando winning the Queen's Plate
Post time for the Prince of Wales Stakes is Sunday at 4:48pm ET at Fort Erie Race Track and the race will be shown live on SportsNet in Canada.
Below are the entries for the Prince of Wales Stakes. All horses carry 126 pounds. Interestingly, jockey David Clark and his daughter Cory Clark both have mounts in the race, the first time a father and daughter jockey duo have ridden in a Triple Crown race.
|1||Peef||Rita Schnitzler||Ray Sabourin||10-1|
|2||Arco's Gold||John Ross||Constant Montpellier||6-1|
|3||Gavro||John Fehr||Steven Bahen||20-1|
|4||Wando||Mike Keogh||Patrick Husbands||3-5|
|5||Sonofawac||Layne Giliforte||Cory Clark||12-1|
|6||Solihull||David Bell||Dino Luciani||12-1|
|7||Shoal Water||Mark Frostad||David Clark||9-2|
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