Fort Erie, ON – The nominations for the second jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown of horse racing closed Tuesday, July 15th with 11 possible entrants for the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes.

The connections of Lexie Lou, the filly who captured the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine, opted not to pay the nomination fee and so will not be competing for the triple crown.

Run at one mile and three sixteenths, the Prince of Wales is the only race in the Canadian Triple Crown Series that is run on a traditional dirt surface.

The nominations are as follows:


Ami’s Holiday – Ivan Dalos – Josie Carroll

Ascot Martin – Beclawat Stable – Mike Keogh

Bangkok – Gail Wood & Ruth Barbour – Phil Gracey

Coltimus Prime – Cabernet Racing Stable – Justin Nixon

East Side – Stoneway Farm – Mark Casse

Lions Bay – M. N. V. & J. Earle – Jamie Attard

Lynx – Peachtree Stable – Cathal Lynch

Matador – John C. Oxley – Mark Casse

Money Talks – RPI Stable, Natural Eight Stable, Harrison & McLaughlin – Bill Tharrenos

Rhythm Blues – Hillsbrook Farms – Nick Gonzalez

Smart Spree – Augustin Stable – Mark Frostad

The draw for the Prince of Wales will take place on Friday, July 25th in the Fort Erie Race Office at 1pm. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

The Prince of Wales will be run on Tuesday, July 29th. First race post time is scheduled for 4:15. The Prince of Wales will be televised on TSN from 7pm to 8pm EDT with the Prince of Wales scheduled for 7:40pm.