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Queen's Plate 2011 -- Field Size and Winning Post Position

This year's Queen's Plate is the first renewal of the event since 2000 that has attracted a field of 15 or more horses. In 152 years, it is just the 34th time in the race's history that this has happend. Here is a quick list representing their winning post and the price the winner returned. 

Date -- Field Size -- PP -- Odds

2000 – 16 horses – post 13 – 7-2

1999 – 17 horses – post 1 – 7-2

1989 – 15 horses – post 8 – 1-1

1982 – 18 horses – post 5 – 8-1

1981 – 16 horses – post 11 – 8-1

1980 – 18 horses – post 16 – 20-1

1973 – 17 horses – post 3 – 23-1

1972 – 15 horses – post 3 – 6-1

1970 – 15 horses – post 5 – 5-2

1963 – 19 horses – post 10 – 3-1

1959 – 20 horses – post 18 – 6-1

1955 – 17 horses – post 11 – 5-1

1953 – 19 horses – post 17 – 3-5

1952 – 21 horses – post 2 – 11-1

1951 – 21 horses – post 2 – 3-1

1948 – 16 horses – post 3 – 5-2

1947 – 16 horses – post 6 – 17-1

1945 – 16 horses – post 13 – 1-2

1937 – 16 horses – post 5 – 4-1

1933 – 22 horses – post 12 – 5-2

1930 – 18 horses – post 3 – 14-1

1929 – 18 horses – post 15 – 13-1

1927 – 16 horses – post 3 – 5-2

1925 – 15 horses – post 8 – 9-2

1924 – 15 horses – post 6 – 95-1

1907 – 16 horses – post 9 – 15-1

1903 – 15 horses – post n/a – 5-2

1902 – 18 horses – post n/a – 5-2

1901 – 15 horses – post n/a – 4-5

1900 – 15 horses – post n/a – 1-1

1892 – 16 horses – post n/a – 2-1

1884 – 15 horses – post n/a – 15-5

1868 – 15 horses – post n/a - n/a

 

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I join the Horse Racing Nation team as a longtime fan and enthusiastic student of Canadian thoroughbred racing. With 22 years of race-watching and form-studying under my belt, I’m a graduate of an era that brought stars like With Approval, Izvestia, Dance Smartly and Peteski. I spent the better part of the 1990s as a casual fan, attending races on weekends. I had the privilege of being in the grandstand on one of the premiere days in Woodbine lore – the 1996 Breeders’ Cup, the one and only time the Stanley Cup of thoroughbred racing was held outside of the United States.
 
In 2000, about two years after graduating from Carleton University with a Journalism degree, I crossed the apron and joined the employee ranks at the Woodbine Entertainment Group, taking a position as a field camera operator that eventually led to an Associate Producer’s role in the Woodbine Broadcast Department. I developed and produced several regular segments that have aired over Woodbine’s simulcast network as well as on the national network broadcasts.  In 2005, I moved to the Woodbine Publicity Office to perform various media relations duties and write for WoodbineEntertainment.com.
 
If there’s a thread that defined my 11-year tenure during all three WEG positions, it’s that I engineered my contribution around bridging the information gap between fan and horse.  One such initiative came in 2010, when I endeavored to bring fans regular morning Woodbine workout coverage, shooting and uploading close to 500 videos over the season. While I have moved on from my communications coordinator position to pursue different freelance opportunities, my dedication to providing fans with relevant insight and unique information won’t ever cease to be a part of my ongoing adventures in horse racing.