Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor to present Queen's Plate gold cup

    TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - The Hon. James K. Bartleman will arrive in a
horse-drawn landau and will later present the Gold Cup at the 148th running of
The Queen's Plate Stakes on Sunday 24 June at Woodbine Race Track,
555 Rexdale Boulevard (Hwy 27 at Grandstand Road) in Toronto.

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    2:10 PM      The Lieutenant Governor will arrive by horse-drawn landau
                 (open carriage) and then proceed to the Royal Box to view
                 the afternoon's races.

    4:30 PM      Following the eighth race, The Queen's Plate Stakes,
                 Mr Bartleman will walk to the Winners' Circle in the
                 infield, to present the Gold Cup to the owner, trainer and
                 jockey of the winning horse.

    The Queen's Plate is Canada's oldest sporting event. Since it was
established in 1860, it has drawn members of the Royal Family and
representatives of the Crown, including past Ontario Lieutenant Governors the
late Hon. Pauline McGibbon, the late Hon. John Black Aird, the Hon. Lincoln M.
Alexander, the Hon. Henry N.R. Jackman and the Hon. Hilary M. Weston. The Hon.
James K. Bartleman presented the Gold Cup at the 145th running of the Queen's
Plate in 2004.

For further information:

For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant
Governor, Tel. (416) 909-7552,

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