The Queen’s Plate 2014 was held at Woodbine Racetrack on July 6th, 2014 in Toronto.
The event has quickly become a favourite fashion destination over the past few years, attracting some of Canada’s top media and fashion personalities to don their fascinators and racing attire. Hosting several events this year, Woodbine Racetrack was filled with spectators set to watch one of the most prestigious races in the world and one of Canada’s oldest sporting events. The Queen’s Plate has been continuously run since 1860.
The weather was a little windy, which had guests clutching to their fascinators from time-to-time, but overall the day was perfect! The winner of the Queen’s Plate was a beautiful horse named Lexie Lou.
Below are pictures from how we spent our day and our favourite 3 events from the Queen’s Plate 2014 at Woodbine Ractrack.
We started our day with breakfast at Turf Lounge before boarding a chartered bus to Woodbine. For the earlier part of the afternoon we placed our bets and shared some laughs with friends at the FLARE Lounge. Appetizers and complimentary champagne were served in the tent and we got a close view of the horse’s pre-race area. When not taking pictures of the nearby horses, guests could take advantage of the PhotoStar booth. (Click to enlarge photos)
The very first ‘Rethink at the Races’ took place at the 155th Queen’s Plate. Hosting a beautiful, vintage garden party, the event was in honour of the Rethink Breast Cancer charity.
A pink carpet awaited ladies in flagrant fascinators and floral-print dresses, alongside dashing gents in suspender and bowties. The décor was so cute! Paper flags were strung inside the tent and guests could treat themselves to gelato and other snacks.
Gatsby in the Tent gave guests an unbeatable spot to view the races! The 1920’s inspired event included a formal sit-down meal, live music and an exclusive patio facing the racetrack. The Gatsby inspiration came to life with guests wearing long string of pearls and flapper dresses. Vintage cars were brought into the event and became the backdrop for photos.
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