Jockey Monique Dionne wearing the silks of last year's winner Wando adds the final runner to the board at the draw.
Today the entries were taken and post positions drawn for the 69th 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 Niigon, winner of the Queen's Plate three weeks ago. Also back from the Queen's Plate are A Bit O'Gold (2nd), Just in Case Jimmy (4th), His Smoothness (5th), and Copper Trail (9th). Two new horses joined in this time: Picadilly Bay, 5th in the Victoria Park, and One to Celebrate, an allowance winner last out. If Niigon 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.
Jockey Francine Villeneuve and Craig Ramsay, assistant coach of the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, assist track announcer Daryl Wells with the post position draw.
Niigon winning the Queen's Plate
Post time for the Prince of Wales Stakes is Sunday at 5:08pm ET at Fort Erie Race Track and the race will be shown live on The Score in Canada.
Below are the entries for the Prince of Wales Stakes. All horses carry 126 pounds.
|1||Just In Case Jimmy||Roger Attfield||Richard Dos Ramos||8-1|
|2||One to Celebrate||Reade Baker||Rui Pimentel||12-1|
|3||Niigon||Eric Coatrieux||Robert Landry||1-1|
|4||A Bit O' Gold||Catherine Day Phillips||Jono Jones||7-5|
|5||His Smoothness||Jim Day||Jim McKnight||20-1|
|6||Copper Trail||Jim Day||Na Somsanith||20-1|
|7||Picadilly Bay||John Ross||David Clark||20-1|
The Prince of Wales Stakes trophy
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