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:
HORSE – OWNER – TRAINER
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.