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Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Canada

Thoroughbred horse racing is a popular sport in Canada, with a long and rich history. The first thoroughbred race in Canada was held in 1841, and the sport has continued to grow and develop ever since.

There are a number of thoroughbred racetracks in Canada, including Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Fort Erie Racetrack in Fort Erie, and Ajax Downs in Ajax. These racetracks host a variety of races throughout the year, including stakes races, which are the most prestigious races in thoroughbred racing.

The most famous and prestigious thoroughbred race in Canada is the Queen's Plate, which is open to Canadian-bred, three-year-old horses. The Queen's Plate is held annually at Woodbine Racetrack, and it is the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America.

Other notable thoroughbred races in Canada include the Prince of Wales Stakes, the Breeders' Stakes, and the Woodbine Oaks. These races are all part of the Canadian Triple Crown, which is a series of three races that are open to three-year-old thoroughbreds foaled in Canada.

Thoroughbred horse racing is a popular spectator sport in Canada, and it is also a major economic driver. The sport generates millions of dollars in revenue each year, and it supports thousands of jobs.

If you are interested in learning more about thoroughbred horse racing in Canada, there are a number of resources available online and in your community. You can also contact a local racetrack to learn more about their upcoming races and events.

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