TORONTO, April 26, 2024 – Canada’s premiere horse racing event and can’t miss social event of the summer is set to return this August, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! 

Tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow for the 165th running of The King’s Plate, Saturday, August 17th at Woodbine Racetrack. 

Last year, tickets sold out six days prior to the race. Due to demand, capacity has been increased for this year’s event, providing a greater opportunity for people who have never experienced the thrill of live horse racing to join in on the festivities. The expanded event includes the return of the popular Hats & Horseshoes party in front of the Woodbine Racetrack Grandstand, with tickets starting at $25. 

The King’s Plate is more than just the race itself: it’s the perfect opportunity to dress up for an outing with friends or family, a must-attend event for fashionistas, and a gourmet destination for foodies. 

Attendees can choose their level of experience: from general admission to elevated dining and seating packages. 

Tickets can be purchased tomorrow by visiting or 

Fast facts 

  • The King’s Plate is North America’s longest continuously run stakes race and serves as the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing  
  • It is open to Canadian bred three-year-old Thoroughbreds and is contested at a distance of a mile and a quarter
  • The purse is $1 million
  • Last year’s race was the first under “The King’s Plate” name in more than 70 years after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in September of 2022
  • Since its inception in 1860, The Plate has been named after the reigning British monarch
Grace Martin
Grace Martin Communications Specialist, Woodbine Entertainment
Horse Racing - TB
About Woodbine Entertainment

Woodbine Entertainment is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, with Thoroughbred horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, and Standardbred horse racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Milton. Woodbine Entertaiment also owns and operates HPIbet, Canada’s only betting platform dedicated to horse racing. Woodbine and Mohawk Park are host to several world-class racing events including The King’s Plate, three Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races, and the Pepsi North America Cup. Run without share capital, Woodbine Entertainment has a mandate to financially invest all profit back into the horse racing industry and the 25,000 jobs it supports across Ontario.   

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555 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, Ontario.