Veteran Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands aboard Paramount Prince captured the 164th King’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday.
Husbands, who earned his third Plate title, captured his first Plate aboard Wando in 2003. He teamed up with trainer Mark Casse to win again in 2014 with filly Lexie Lou.
Commenting on his race on Sunday, Husbands said “at the end of the day, you got to let the horses talk and don’t get too cocky. I let him do what he likes to do best and he just enjoyed the running.”
The King’s Plate – previously called the Queen’s Plate but renamed this year to reflect King Charles’s ascension to the throne – is the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, which will be completed by the Can$400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes on September 12 at Fort Erie and the Can$400,000 Breeder’s Stakes back at Woodbine on October 1.