July 6, 2014 4:55 pm

Lexie Lou wins $1-million Queen’s Plate horse race

File photo: Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Lexie Lou (pink silks) to victory in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Michael Burns

TORONTO – Filly Lexie Lou captured the 115th running of the $1-million Queen’s Plate on Sunday.

The Woodbine Oaks winner, the 3/1 second choice, covered the 1 1/4-mile race in an unofficial time of 2:03.94 on the polytrack at Woodbine Racetrack to earn trainer Mark Casse his first-ever Plate victory.

Ami’s Holiday finished second in the 15-horse field, with Asserting Bear taking third in Canada’s most prestigious race.

We Miss Artie, the 9/5 favourite, was fourth.

The second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown is the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, which will go July 29 at Fort Erie Racetrack.

Global News

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