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Horse Racing Canada

Horse racing is recognised as one of the most exciting sports to watch, follow and enjoy a bet on and the horse races in Canada are some of the best in the world.

Punters everywhere can get in on the Canadian horse racing action with online bookmakers providing easy to use betting markets on a huge range of international horse races including those in Canada.

Oldest Canadian Thoroughbred Race: Queen’s Plate

Richest Canadian Horse Race: Canadian International Stakes

Best Canadian Standardbred Race: North America Cup

Best Canadian Racetrack: Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto

Best Place to Have a Bet: Coming Soon

The longest running and most prestigious Canadian thoroughbred race is the Queen’s Place, which runs at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto every summer.

However, the richest Canadian horse race offering the most prize money is the Pattison Canadian International worth $1 million Canadian dollars in stakes.

As well as quality thoroughbred racing, Canada and its many racetracks are also host to some excellent standardbred or harness racing showdowns that also have odds open at the bookmakers.

The best Canadian standardbred horse race is the North America Cup, which also takes place at Woodbine Racecourse.

Canadian International Stakes

The Canadian International Stakes, inaugurated in 1938, is the richest horse race conducted in Canada each year with prize money set at $2 million.

A weight-for-age showdown run over 1 ½ miles, the Canadian International Stakes runs at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto every October and is one of the events in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.

With such a large purse on offer, the Canadian International Stakes always attracts a sensational field of local and international gallopers and online at [luxbet] the Canadian International Stakes betting pools are also very lucrative!

Queen’s Plate

The time-honoured Queen’s Plate is the most famous horse racing event in Canada and is also the oldest horse race in the country first run in 1860.

Run over a distance of 1 ¼ miles, the Queen’s Plate is open to three-year-olds and runs in June or July each year with stakes set at CAN$1 million.

Featuring a capacity field of 17 runners, the Queen’s Plate is always a hotly contested affair and offers one of the best betting opportunities for online punters.

The Queen’s Plate is also the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown series of races.

Canadian Triple Crown

Triple Crown series take place in over 12 countries around the world including the UK, Australia, Ireland and Japan. Visit Horse Racing Australia for events down under!

The Canadian Triple Crown series of thoroughbred racing is open to three-year-old horses foaled in Canada and was inaugurated in 1959.

The first leg of the Triple Crown in Canada is the Queen’s Plate followed by the Prince Of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Racetrack in July and concludes with the Breeders’ Stakes at the E.P. Taylor Turf Course in August.

Seven horses have completed the Canadian Triple Crown, most recently Wando in 2003, so make sure you check the odds online for this year’s series.

We recommend checking Races.com.au for the latest Melbourne Cup Odds and Melbourne Cup Betting details for the Melbourne Cup.