The Queen's Plate was inaugurated on 27 June 1860 at Carleton Track in Toronto. Today the Queen's Plate is the first jewel in Canada's Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing and the longest continuasly run stakes race in North America.
Louis E. Cauz is a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame. He is the author of "Baseball's Back in Town "and "The Plate: A Royal Tradition." Beverley Smith has covered horse racing for the "Globe and Mail "for more than 25 years.