Heading to the Queen’s Plate horse race this weekend? Here are 5 winning picks for what to wear

Photography courtesy of Woodbine Entertainment
Photography courtesy of Woodbine Entertainment

They’re at the post! Sunday marks the 153rd running of the Queen’s Plate horse race, the first of three races in Canada’s Triple Crown stakes. Basically, it’s our version of the Kentucky Derby but with regal roots: Queen Victoria founded the race in 1860 and members of the royal family have attended over a dozen times. Unfortunately, Queen Elizabeth won’t be cheering from the stands this weekend (she’s a little busy with her Diamond Jubilee celebrations) but that doesn’t make the day any less prestigious.

Which brings us to the question of what to wear? The all-day festivities require an outfit that will take you from the garden party in the walking ring to cheering in the sun-drenched grandstands. We may not have a Chanel-owned racehorse running, but our bets are on Sunday being quite the to-do. As such, here are our top picks for what to wear. (Also, we’ll put in our official request now for Will and Kate to attend next year!)

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