Queen’s Plate Festival 2019

There was plenty more than just the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate Saturday at Woodbine.

There was fashion and fascinators:

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There was horse racing royalty with Hall of Fame legend Sandy Hawley:

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There was betting fun:

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There was horse racing, as well:

Jockey Flavien Prat waits in the walking circle for The Black Album to arrive and take him to a win in the Charlie Barley Stakes in Race 2.

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Trainer Kevin Attard is all smiles after his Princess Fabiana took the five furlong fifth race.

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Jockey Javier Castellano wins the Grade II King Edward Stakes for Pin Oak Stables…

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…and a visit from 93-year-old ownerJosephine Avalona Abercrombie in the winner’s circle.

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Then Javier Castellano took back-to-back stakes win aboard 2017 Queen’s Plate winning horse Holy Helena in the Dance Smartly Stakes.

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Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, speaks with connections in the walking ring prior to the Queen’s Plate post parade.

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And everything captured on camera by the hardest-working photographer at the track on Saturday, Woodbine track photographer Michael Burns.

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