The Canadian Triple Crown is already in full swing and all horse racing enthusiasts could confirm that the summer months are traditionally some of the most exciting in this sense. The first event is already history, leaving only two races and leaders such as Skywire to fight for the first place.
The competition is projected to be even fiercer now that the stakes are higher and bonus prizes could be bagged. Woodbine Racetrack and Fort Erie Racetrack are the hottest locations in Ontario this summer, as they are the proud hosts of the three races part of the Canadian Triple Crown.
The first one comes with 160 years of history and is renowned as the horse race with the longest history in North America. Still ongoing, this event is able to attract some of the most prominent celebrities across Canada and the US, food offerings abound across the location, whereas the fashion statements that could be seen there leave a lasting impression.
Queen’s Plate Set the Tone
June 29 saw the Queen’s Plate race that transformed the area and made Woodbine Racetrack the most vibrant location in the vicinity of Toronto. People of all legal age were present on site and ready to watch the live race of three-year-old Thoroughbred horses.
As many as 14 of them were ready for the exciting race and for the CA$1 million coming with the first place. Skywire was among the leading horses about to embark on this several-minute journey. The horse was also highlighted as a betting favorite with odds of 2-1.
Despite the high expectations of both spectators present on site and bettors across Canada, the horse found itself unable to defeat all remaining rivals during the 2-minute race.
At the end of the race, Skywire ended up finishing 11th among all 14 participants. Its trainer Mark Casse also projected stellar performance, as the preparation for this race was extensive. He pointed out that the horse was well-nailed prior to it and the turn of events did not live up to his expectations.
July 23 Sees Prince of Wales Event
The winner of this race ended up being One Bad Boy, defeating all 13 remaining rivals for the first place and the honor of bagging the Queen’s Plate. Jockey Flavien Prat is a notable individual as well, as he also emerged victorious at the end of the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Country House’s jockey had a controversial race and Maximum Security’ jockey Luiz Saez, the outcome of which was up in the air for some time.
Eventually, Mr. Prat was highlighted as the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby. Last week saw him triumph over the Toronto racetrack. Now all eyes are set on July 23 when the CA$400,000 Prince of Wales is going to take place at Fort Erie Racetrack. Skywire will race along with One Bad Boy. This could spell a win for Mr. Casse’s colt, but if One Bad Boy marks a second win, this could seriously change the game.
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- OLG Encourages Canadian Triple Crown Winners with Additional CA$500,000 Prize
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation offers a special CA$500,000 bonus for the colt that manages to win all three races. In Canadian Triple Crown’s history, this has happened a mere 12 times and is considered a feat. The end of this month is projected to see an eagerly-anticipated development.