06/30/2010 11:00PM

Advance wagering for Queen's Plate card


Woodbine will be offering advance wagering on Sunday's Queen's Plate Day program beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at all WEG locations.

Pick three, pick four, and pick six wagering will not be available Saturday until the conclusion of the live Woodbine program at approximately 6 p.m.

Stamina will be a requisite for Queen's Plate Day, and not just for the horses running in the Queen's Plate.

Woodbine will present a 12-race card beginning with an early post time of 12:25 p.m. and concluding at 6:45 p.m. The Queen's Plate is the 10th race, scheduled for

5:38 p.m.

The Grade 2, $300,000 Highlander, a six-furlong turf race, will go as the fourth race and the Grade 3, $100,000, Singspiel, a 1 1/2-mile turf race, is race 8.

The wagering menu includes a $50,000 guaranteed pick four beginning on the fourth race and a $100,000 guaranteed pick four beginning on race 9.

The pick six begins on race 7. Rolling pick threes commence with the first race, and there will be the usual daily doubles on the first two and last two races. Superfectas will be offered on every race.

* The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will televise the Queen's Plate in a special 90-minute high-definition presentation beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The CBC's Ron McLean will host the telecast with Woodbine analyst Jim Bannon. Reporting and color commentary will be provided by Elliotte Friedman, Alison Smith, Sandy Hawley, and Renee Kierans, on horseback. Woodbine announcer Dan Loiselle will provide the call.

TVG also will be on hand to produce its own Queen's Plate broadcasts. Todd Schrupp and Simon Bray will be the hosts.

* The LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, in partnership with the Woodbine Entertainment Group, will be holding its annual online fundraising auction of Queen's Plate saddlecloths. Each Queen's Plate entrant will wear a customized saddlecloth autographed by the jockey following the race and then auctioned exclusively on eBay from July 5 through July 11. The minimum bid for each saddlecloth will be $250.