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2001 Queen's Plate winner Dancethruthedawn with Gary Boulanger up being lead by owner Tammy Samuel-Balaz of Sam-Son Farm.
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Updated: 6/18/02

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Now that the American Triple Crown is over, the Canadian Triple Crown is just getting started. This year marks the 143rd running of the Queen's Plate, Canada's premier race for 3 year olds at a mile and a quarter with a purse of $1,000,000 Canadian. This race is the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown with the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie and the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine comprising the other two legs.

The Queen's Plate trophy
The name of the race is a bit of a misnomer since the trophy isn't even a plate but a gold cup about a foot high with a beaver on top. King Charles II began awarding silver plates as racing prizes in the seventeenth century, but as variety was sought in the prizes, other pieces of silver and eventually other metals were used.

The race is known as the "gallop for the guineas" as the purse also includes an extra 50 Guineas to the winner (about $100) in the form of a draft from the Royal Privy Purse which is presented by the Queen's representative at the race. Minting of guineas was discontinued in England during the reign of George III whose forebear, George I, had instituted the gift of 50 guineas in racing, a tradition that remains though the guineas do not. This year the Queen's representative will be Their Royal Highnesses Prince & Princess Michael of Kent. He is Queen Elizabeth's first cousin and was 8th in line for the throne when he was born, although he had to give that up when he married his wife who is Catholic.

Despite the race being restricted to Canadian breds, some very nice horses have won in the past including Northern Dancer, Kennedy Road, With Approval, Izvestia, Dance Smartly, and Awesome Again. In 2000 the race was won by Scatter the Gold, a 3/4 sibling to that year's Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus. In 2001, Scatter the Gold's full sister Dancethruthedawn won not only the Labatt Woodbine Oaks but went on to beat the boys and take the Queen's Plate as well.
Queen's Plate Poll
Who will win the Queen's Plate?

Fuzzy Star
Streakin Rob
Twice Bid
Forever Grand
Classic Mike
Barbeau Ruckus
Cree Power
T J's Lucky Moon
Ford Every Stream
Mountain Beacon
Anglian Prince
Shaws Creek

Queen's Plate info online:

The Contenders


Owner:   Beclawat Stable
Trainer:   David Bell
Jockey:   Richard Dos Ramos
Foaling Date:   2/16/99
Breeding:   Gold Fever - Annasan x Corporate Report
Dosage Info:   DP = 7-2-6-0-1 DI = 3.00 CD = 0.88
Race Record:   8   2-1-1   $121,349
Note:   Dead closer rallied from far back to be 5th in the Plate Trial last out.

Anglian Prince

Owner:   Prime Acres Inc.
Trainer:   James W. Hardy
Jockey:   James McAleney
Foaling Date:   4/4/99
Breeding:   Tejano Run - Anglia x Great Above
Dosage Info:   DP = 3-4-5-0-0 DI = 3.80 CD = 0.83
Race Record:   11   3-1-2   $216,270
Note:   Winner of the Marine Stakes came back 3rd in the Plate Trial.

Barbeau Ruckus

Owner:   Thayalan and Armata Muthulingham
Trainer:   Armata Ross
Jockey:   Dino Luciani
Foaling Date:   4/19/99
Breeding:   Barbeau - Chelsea Anne x Fabuleux Dancer
Dosage Info:   DP = 13-4-10-3-2 DI = 2.20 CD = 0.72
Race Record:   10   3-3-2   $213,313
Note:   Late closer was third in the Victoria Park last out. Easily the best dosage profile of all the contenders for getting 1 1/4 miles.


Owner:   Kingfield Farm
Trainer:   Catherine Day-Phillips
Jockey:   Constant Montpellier
Foaling Date:   3/23/99
Breeding:   Tejabo - Boldly x Bold Ruckus
Dosage Info:   DP = 4-2-2-0-0 DI = 7.00 CD = 1.25
Race Record:   8   1-2-3   $94,009
Note:   Broke his maiden after 7 tries then never fired in the Plate Trial, finishing 7th.

Classic Mike

Owner:   Terra Farm
Trainer:   Reade Baker
Jockey:   Jono Jones
Foaling Date:   2/3/99
Breeding:   Strike Smart - Regent N Flashy x Vice Regent
Dosage Info:   DP = 10-2-8-0-0 DI = 4.00 CD = 1.10
Race Record:   5   2-1-0   $102,612
Note:   Allowance winner rallied for 2nd in the Plate Trial last out.

Cree Power

Owner:   Hendrie Stable
Trainer:   Michael Doyle
Jockey:   Emile Ramsammy
Foaling Date:   3/24/99
Breeding:   Buckhar - Delicately x Native Royalty
Dosage Info:   DP = 12-3-8-0-1 DI = 3.80 CD = 1.04
Race Record:   6   2-2-0   $93,690
Note:   Hasn't won since November and was 4th last out in the Victoria Park.

Ford Every Stream

Owner:   Sam-Son Farms
Trainer:   Mark Frostad
Jockey:   Todd Kabel
Foaling Date:   3/3/99
Breeding:   Seeking the Gold - Classic Slew x Seattle Slew
Dosage Info:   DP = 13-3-16-0-0 DI = 3.00 CD = 0.91
Race Record:   3   2-0-1   $93,933
Note:   Third in the Marine Stakes behind Anglian Prince.

Forever Grand

Owner:   Frank DiGiulio, Jr. and Bob Tiller
Trainer:   Bob Tiller
Jockey:   Patrick Husbands
Foaling Date:   4/5/99
Breeding:   War Deputy - Braverelle x Brave Shot
Dosage Info:   DP = 3-8-9-0-0 DI = 3.44 CD = 0.70
Race Record:   6   4-1-0   $171,988
Note:   Won three in a row then finished 2nd in the Victoria Park last out.

Fuzzy Star

Owner:   Coming Home Stables
Trainer:   Mike Petro
Jockey:   Nick Petro
Foaling Date:   2/19/99
Breeding:   Langfuhr - Vivid Impression x Risen Star
Dosage Info:   DP = 3-7-10-0-0 DI = 3.00 CD = 0.65
Race Record:   10   2-1-3   $75,494
Note:   Delaware based Quebec bred supplemental entrant last finished 3rd in a 1 1/16th mile allowance at Delaware Park. In his only Woodbine start he was 5th behind Shaws Creek in the Queenston Stakes.

Mountain Beacon

Owner:   Sam-Son Farms
Trainer:   Mark Frostad
Jockey:   Robert Landry
Foaling Date:   4/16/99
Breeding:   Mt. Livermore - Quiet Cheer x No Louder
Dosage Info:   DP = 10-0-6-0-2 DI = 2.60 CD = 0.89
Race Record:   4   1-0-0   $28,558
Note:   Disappointed in his last two efforts, after breaking his maiden impressively at Keeneland in April.

Shaws Creek

Owner:   Jam Jar Racing Stable
Trainer:   John Ross
Jockey:   Jake Barton
Foaling Date:   3/14/99
Breeding:   Tejano Run - Lady Gretchen x Akureyri
Dosage Info:   DP = 1-3-10-0-0 DI = 1.80 CD = 0.36
Race Record:   7   3-3-0   $376,995
Note:   Late rallying winner of the Queenston Stakes and Plate Trial in his last two starts.

Streakin Rob

Owner:   Cudney Stables and Allan Kent
Trainer:   James Day
Jockey:   Chantal Sutherland
Foaling Date:   4/15/99
Breeding:   Bold Executive - Sunday Knight Gal x Ascot Knight
Dosage Info:   DP = 4-3-3-0-0 DI = 5.67 CD = 1.10
Race Record:   10   2-1-1   $238,753
Note:   Flopped badly in his last two starts, the Plate Trial and the Victoria Park.

T J's Lucky Moon

Owner:   Molinaro Stable
Trainer:   Vito Armata
Jockey:   Steve Bahen
Foaling Date:   4/4/99
Breeding:   Tejabo - Moonland Princess x Key to the Moon
Dosage Info:   DP = 4-2-3-1-0 DI = 3.00 CD = 0.90
Race Record:   5   1-0-0   $47,760
Note:   Just broke his maiden at 1 1/16 miles on May 25th at Woodbine.

Twice Bid

Owner:   Cam Allard, Bill Werner, & Roger Attfield
Trainer:   Roger Attfield
Jockey:   Mickey Walls
Foaling Date:   4/4/99
Breeding:   Ascot Knight - Twice Reine x Victoria Park
Dosage Info:   DP = 2-4-6-0-0 DI = 3.00 CD = 0.67
Race Record:   7   1-1-2   $60,299
Note:   Second in a 1 1/8 mile allowance on Plate Trial day.

All photos ©2002 Cindy Pierson Dulay.

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