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Date set for 88th Prince of Wales Stakes
The second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown and Fort Erie Race Track’s signature event will once again be held on a Tuesday afternoon in the fall. The 88th running of the Prince of Wales Stakes will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 12 with the first race post time currently scheduled for 3 p.m.
The $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes features Canada’s finest three-year-old thoroughbreds running 1 mile and 3/16 on Fort Erie’s dirt track. It is the centrepiece between the King’s Plate (scheduled for August 20) and the Breeders’ Stakes, both held at Woodbine Racetrack.
“The event is our most prestigious day at Fort Erie Race Track. We look forward to hosting it every year and showcasing our 126-year-old racetrack to fans across North America,” said Drew Cady, chief operating officer of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium. “The Prince of Wales Stakes is traditionally held three weeks after The Plate.”
In 2022, the Prince of Wales Stakes was captured by Duke of Love with jockey Justin Stein. The son of Cupid is owned by a micro share racing syndicate MyRacehorse and trained by Hall of Famer, Josie Carroll. The last horse to win all three legs of the Canadian Triple Crown was Wando in 2003.
The 126th racing season kicks off at Fort Erie Race Track on Tuesday, May 23 and will run primarily Mondays and Tuesdays at a twilight post time, with some special event Sundays and holiday Mondays.
For more information about Fort Erie Race Track visit www.forterieracing.com