TSN Delivers Exclusive Live Coverage of the 156th Running of the QUEEN’S PLATE on Sunday, July 5

— July 3, 2015

– Brian Williams hosts TSN’s QUEEN'S PLATE coverage alongside analyst Jim Bannon –
– The co-hosts of CTV’s hit daytime series THE SOCIAL are on-site delivering exclusive interviews and coverage from the red carpet, as well as the Hats & Horseshoes party, the home of The Social Lounge –

TORONTO (July 3, 2015) – The stage is set for the premier event in Canadian horse racing, and TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of the 156th running of the QUEEN'S PLATE on Sunday, July 5 at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN2.

Live from Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack, the QUEEN'S PLATE is the first race of TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2015 Canadian Triple Crown series. It features a packed field of top three-year-old thoroughbreds looking to capture the first Canadian Triple Crown title since Wando in 2003. Woodbine Entertainment Group will produce the show. The Canadian Triple Crown broadcasts are presented by HPIbet.com.

TSN’s Brian Williams hosts the network’s coverage alongside Jim Bannon, a veteran Woodbine Entertainment Group television analyst, commentator, and handicapping expert. As well, CTV’s THE SOCIAL has partnered with Woodbine Entertainment Group to create The Social Lounge, an exclusive tent at the Hats & Horseshoes party during the QUEEN'S PLATE. Co-hosts Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Traci Melchor will deliver exclusive interviews and coverage of the event. From interviews on the red carpet to coverage of all the stylish happenings at the Hats & Horseshoes party, the Millinery Design Competition, and the Most Fashionable Lady Contest, to the big moment with the winning jockey and horse, THE SOCIAL’s co-hosts have everything covered. On Monday, July 6 at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. AT) on CTV, viewers can tune into THE SOCIAL and join the discussion about the QUEEN'S PLATE.
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TSN’s Brian Williams hosts the 156th running of the QUEEN’S PLATE alongside analyst Jim Bannon on Sunday, July 5 at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN2. 
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Laura Diakun and Jason Portuondo contribute updates from track level, and Woodbine track announcer Robert Geller delivers the call, becoming just the third announcer to call the race since 1956. Live streaming and on-demand viewing of TSN’s slate of premier horse racing events is available to TSN subscribers through 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 announced last year. The network is also home to every race from the American Triple Crown, including the KENTUCKY DERBY, PREAKNESS STAKES, and the BELMONT STAKES. TSN is now the exclusive home of the biggest and most prestigious thoroughbred horse races in North America, and the network’s schedule includes live coverage of the following events (visit TSN.ca for confirmed broadcast times):
  • PRINCE OF WALES STAKES – Tuesday, July 28
  • BREEDERS' STAKES – Sunday, Aug. 16
  • RICOH WOODBINE MILE – Sunday, Sept. 13
  • BREEDERS CROWN – Saturday, Oct. 24

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