Tickets On Sale For 165th King’s Plate 

April 27, 2024

The running of The King’s Plate in 2023 (Michael Burns Photo)

Woodbine Press Release

TORONTO, Ont. – 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 today for the 165th running of The King’s Plate, Saturday, August 17th at Woodbine Racetrack. 

Guests line the rail at Woodbine for the King's Plate in 2023. (Woodbine photo)
Guests line the rail at Woodbine for the King’s Plate in 2023. (Woodbine photo)

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. 

Guests line the rail at Woodbine for the King's Plate in 2023. (Woodbine photo)
Guests line the rail at Woodbine for the King’s Plate in 2023. (Woodbine photo)

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

Tickets can be purchased today by visiting woodbine.com/kingsplate or Ticketmaster.ca. 

Guests on the Stella Artois Patio at The King's Plate in 2023 (Woodbine Photo)
Guests on the Stella Artois Patio at The King’s Plate in 2023 (Woodbine Photo)

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

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