CANADIAN RACING: 13-1 chance Mighty Heart wins Woodbine’s Queen Plate

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Mighty Heart, with jockey Daisuke Fukumoto, wins the Queen's Plate horse race at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

TORONTO, Canada  — Mighty Heart easily captured the 161st running of the CA$1-million Queen’s Plate on Saturday.

The race was originally scheduled for June 27 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were no fans in the stands at Woodbine Racetrack.

Mighty Heart, who earned trainer Josie Carroll a third Plate win, captured the 1 1/4-mile opening leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown on Woodbine’s Tapeta course.

Mighty Heart, a 13-1 longshot with just one eye, topped the 14-horse field in two minutes, 1.98 seconds.

Belichick, also trained by Carroll, was second with Clayton, the 3-1 second pick, taking third.

The second leg is the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes on Sept. 29 at Fort Erie Racetrack with the final event being the $400,000 Breeders Stakes turf race Oct. 24 at Woodbine.

 

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