CTV and TSN are Home to the 157th Running of the QUEEN’S PLATE, Sunday, July 3 at 4:30 p.m. ET

— June 30, 2016

– Brian Williams hosts the QUEEN'S PLATE alongside longtime Woodbine Racetrack analyst Jim Bannon –
– SPORTSCENTRE’s Laura Diakun files reports from track level –
– The co-hosts of CTV’s hit daytime series THE SOCIAL report on all the fun and fashion throughout the Hats & Horseshoes Party –

TORONTO (June 30, 2016) – This Canada Day weekend, CTV and TSN deliver exclusive live coverage of the 157th running of the QUEEN'S PLATE, one of 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN. Live coverage from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto airs Sunday, July 3 at 4:30 p.m. ET on CTV and TSN2. Marking the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, this year’s QUEEN’S PLATE features three-time Triple Crown champion trainer Roger Attfield in pursuit of a record-setting ninth Queen’s Plate win. TSN’s Brian Williams returns as host of the networks’ coverage alongside analyst Jim Bannon, Woodbine Entertainment Group’s long-time commentator and handicapping expert. SPORTSCENTRE’s Laura Diakun is joined by Kate Pettersen and Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Jason Portuondo to file reports from track level. Additionally, the QUEEN'S PLATE will feature reports from CTV’s THE SOCIAL co-host Melissa Grelo, who will break down all the fun and fashion surrounding the big race. Grelo is joined onsite by Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Jess Allen, to deliver coverage from the highly-anticipated Hats & Horseshoes Party. From the pink carpet to The Social Lounge, an exclusive tent at the Hats & Horseshoes Party, THE SOCIAL team will bring guests an insider’s look at all the activities happening at the party, covering the day’s fashion statements and style trends, as well as food and drink, and how to place a wager. TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of all three races of the 2016 Canadian Triple Crown, presented by OLG and Ontario Racing. Subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the QUEEN’S PLATE on CTV GO and TSN GO. Horse Racing on TSN TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of the Canadian Triple Crown, featuring the QUEEN'S PLATE, PRINCE OF WALES STAKES, and BREEDERS' STAKES, as part of a multi-year deal with Woodbine Entertainment Group. Visit TSN.ca for confirmed broadcast times for the slate of marquee horse racing events airing on TSN:
  • PRINCE OF WALES STAKES – Tuesday, July 26
  • BREEDERS' STAKES – Sunday, Aug. 21
  • WOODBINE MILE – Saturday, Sept. 17
  • PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL – Sunday, Oct. 16
The network is also home to every race from the American Triple Crown, including the KENTUCKY DERBY, PREAKNESS STAKES, and the BELMONT STAKES. TSN’s coverage of the biggest and most prestigious thoroughbred horse races in North America is part of the network’s lineup of 60+ iconic championship events.

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