Grand Adventure, who captured the most lucrative win of his career in
last year's King Edward Stakes, is back to defend his title in the
one-mile turf event worth $250,000 at Woodbine June 25.
The King Edward, which attracted 11 older runners, highlights the
opening card of Queen's Plate weekend. The program also includes the
$100,000 Charlie Barley Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf, the
$100,000 Trillium Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on
Polytrack, and the $150,000 My Dear Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at
five furlongs on Polytrack. The My Dear, with 14 entrants, is the
seventh race at 4:03 p.m. EDT, immediately preceding the King Edward,
which is scheduled to go off at 4:35 p.m. EDT.
The $1 million Queen's Plate, Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby,
is June 26, along with the $200,000 Highlander Stakes at six furlongs
on turf, and the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes at 1 1/2 miles.