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The Social at QP16

Melissa Grelo (@melissagrelo), Cynthia Loyst (@cynthialoyst), Lainey Lui (@LaineyGossip), and Jess Allen (@jessieraeallen), stars of the popular Canadian daytime talk show The Social, will reprise their hosting duties for this year’s edition of the Hats & Horseshoes Party, on July 3, Queen’s Plate day at Woodbine Racetrack.

Taking place in The Socia​l Lounge, an exclusive tent at Hats & Horseshoes, the ladies will keep guests informed on the full complement of activities happening at the party, provide commentary on the day's fashion statements, discuss style trends they see, and speak with the many high-profile sponsors of the event. From interviews on the pink carpet to engaging discussions on all the stylish goings on, the Millinery Design Competition, and the Fashion at the Races Contest, to coverage with the Plate-winning jockey and horse, The Social co-hosts have all the excitement covered.

From High Fashion to Fast Action, don't miss the pomp and thrill of the Queen's Plate.

Bring your fashion forward friends and walk the red carpet in style at the Hats & Horseshoes Party presented by Stella Artois.             

​​​N​ever placed a ​​​bet before?

Not to worry, we have you covered! The Betting Impact team will be roaming the Hats & Horseshoes Party to teach the Basics of Betting.

Best of all - YOUR FIRST BET IS ON US!​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​Learn to bet here.


What to Wear?

Sporty, stylish and fun. Anything goes on this red car​pet! Be bold with separates in polka dots, stripes and prints. Flaunt a jaunty jacket, sexy stockings or killer kicks! Top off your look with a hat that reflects the real you!​

Paddock Party

The Paddock Party was a new addition to the day’s stellar lineup, featuring live music, fantastic food and delicious drinks. Starting at noon, those who attended the biggest day in Canadian horse racing had the opportunity to try fine fare from some of the city’s most popular food trucks, and raised a glass and enjoyed premium drink offerings, including Walter’s Caesars, Mill Street beer, and the Blue Diamond, signature drink of the Queen’s Plate. Live entertainment was provided by country music stars Andrew Hyatt and River Town Saints, who performed their crowd-pleasing songs at the Paddock Party. The event, accessible to everyone, also offered a breathtaking, up-close view of the horses at the clubhouse turn.

Last Year's Fashion at the Races Contest

Female Winner: $2000 Shopping Spree to Pink Tartan, $1000 to Vaughan Mills.
Male Winner: $1000 Shopping Spree to Vaughan Mills and VIP Racing Experience for 4 at the Ricoh Woodbine Mile.
Fashion at the Races returned to Toronto for the Queen’s Plate on July 3rd, 2016. The Fashion at the Races contest expanded to include well-dressed gents as well as the ladies! It invited the most fashionable men and women on track to strut their stuff in front of a panel of judges on the main stage at the Hats and Horseshoe’s Party for a chance to win prizes from Vaughan Mills, Pink Tartan, Woodbine Racetrack, and Fashion at the Races.

What Happened that Day?

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Blue Diamond Cocktail

The Official Cocktail of the Queen's Plate -

a MUST try refreshing summer beverage that is served in a Queen's Plate Commemorative Glass.

Recipe Includes:

1.5 oz. Absolut Vodka
0.5 oz. McGuinness Blue Curacao
0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz. White Cranberry Juice
Lime Wedge Garnish

Other Activities

When you aren't betting on live world-class racing, there are tons of games and activities for you and your friends to take part in!

  • Walk the Pink Tartan "Pink Carpet" and find your shot instantly on the Woodbine Racetrack Facebook Page
  • Sip the official QP16 Blue Diamond Cocktail on the grass while playing croquet, horseshoes or bocce ball
  • Get your printed photo mementos at the Absolut lounge and get entered into next year's free QP tickets contest.
  • Check out Vaughan Mills $500 Giveaway shoppping spree details at their trendy lounge.
  • Get your QP16 engraved Chalice from Stella Artois.
  • Dont miss out on the Queen's Plate Fashion at the Races Contest hosted by Bri Mott this year.

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