Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

July 05, 2013 11:14 ET

Media Advisory: Their Excellencies to Attend The Queen's Plate as Guests of Honour

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 5, 2013) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the 154th running of The Queen's Plate on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 3:35 p.m. The event will take place at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. As a guest of honour, the Governor General will present the trophy to the winning owner, trainer and jockey of the Queen's Plate Stakes.

About The Queen's Plate:

The Queen's Plate is the first of three races that make up the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. This year marks the 154th anniversary of The Queen's Plate, which is Canada's premier race for three-year-old Canadian-bred horses. Since 1883, a member of the Royal family or a representative of the Crown has presented The Queen's Plate trophy to the winning owner in all but a few instances. For more information, please visit

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