The Queens Plate is Canada’s oldest thoroughbred horse race that dates back to its’ inauguration in 1860 when Queen Victoria granted a plate and offered an annual prize of “a plate to the value of Fifty Guineas”
Today, the tradition remains and both men and women dress up in their finest ensembles to place bets on the ponies. The queens plate was meant for more than betting and since its inauguration, has been a Canadian affair with food, drinks and special activities.
This year, Rickey, who is a philanthropist at heart made a special appearance at the races to show support for for the third annual Rethink Breast Cancer, an event meant to bring awareness to a cause that is near and dear to many.
Wanting to give back, Rickey provided some of the most loved refreshments of Cointreau, lime and soda that quenched the thirst of many and generously brought the sweetest basil rickey ice pops that had people coming back for more.
The day could not have been more perfect and it was one to remember with Sir Dudley Digges, a horse that had its odds against him, and he won!
Did you make an appearance at the races? Did you place any bets and win?
We would love to hear about your day.