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

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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