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Field Set for 87th Prince of Wales Stakes

FORT ERIE, September 8, 2022 – A competitive field of seven has been set for the 87th running of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the 2nd Jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown.

Sir for Sure, trained by Mark Casse, is pegged as the favourite after finishing third at the Queen’s Plate. No stranger to the winner’s circle at Fort Erie, Casse has four previous Prince of Wales wins, most recently in 2018 with Wonder Gadot. Casse has also entered Fast Feet to run with the competition.

Ironstone is another strong contender in this year’s race. Trained by Willie Armata, Ironstone shipped to Fort Erie earlier this week and has been getting familiar with the border oval and Fort Erie’s backstretch.

Trainer Josie Carroll has two Prince of Wales wins on her resume and will be looking for a third with her entry Duke of Love. Owned by racing group MyRacehorse, Duke of Love has more than 900 owners from across North America cheering him on.

“They’re a passionate group of owners and one of the friendliest groups I’ve seen, making life-long friendships and really getting involved with their owner group,” said Harry Rice, East Coast Racing Manager with MyRacehorse. “We’re exciting to be running in the Prince of Wales Stakes and we’re looking forward to the event.”

Fort Erie-based trainer Ravendra B. Raghunath and his group of Niagara-based owners are looking for the home track advantage with Collaborative.

“I think he should run okay. He likes the dirt and travels better on the dirt than the tapeta so he should do well and be competitive with the field,” said Raghunath. “It’s not going to be easy, he’s a maiden running against winners, but you have to take a shot. It’s all up to him now.”

Trainer Angus Buntain has entered Hunt Master after his seventh-place finish in the Queen’s Plate. Rounding out the field is supplemental entry Ice Road, trained by Mike A. Dunslow.

The Prince of Wales Stakes takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 13. First race post time is 1 p.m. with the Prince of Wales scheduled for approximately 5:40 p.m. Racing highlights will include two $100,000 Ontario Sire Heritage Series Stakes- The Rondeau Bay Stakes and The Lake Erie Stakes- as well as two Fort Erie Stakes -The Molson Cup and Le Cinquieme Essai Cup.

For those who cannot attend, The Prince of Wales Stakes will be broadcast live on TSN from 5-6 p.m.

Admission and parking are free, and all ages welcome to attend. More information about The Prince of Wales Stakes is available at www.forterieracing.com.

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Field for the 87th Prince of Wales Stakes
Post position /Horse/Trainer/ Jockey/ Morning Line Odds
1- Duke of Love / Josie Carroll / Justin Stein/ 5 -1
2- Ironstone -W.V. Armata / Kazushi Kimura / 8-5
3- Collaborative / Ravendra B. Raghunath / Leo Salles / 30-1
4- Fast Feet / Mark E. Casse / Sahin Civaci / 8-1
5- Sir for Sure / Mark E. Casse / Declan Carroll / 7-5
6- Ice Road/ Mike A. Dunslow / Jason Hoyte/ 15-1
7- Hunt Master / Angus Buntain / Emma-Jayne Wilson / 15-1