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QUEEN'S PLATE, THE PLATE, Sandy Hawley Autographed Book - $60 (Jarvis Street & Front Street E., Toronto, Ontario)

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The Plate: 150 Years of Royal Tradition from Don Juan to Eye of the Leopard by Louis E. Cauz & Beverley Smith, Autographed by Sandy Hawley in black marker, 1st Stated Edition, Illustrated with Archival Photographs, paperback, 350 pgs., ECW Press, Toronto, Ontario, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-55022-894-6, 11.45” x 9.6” x 3/4”, in excellent condition.
The book is autographed by Sandy Hawley in black marker script to, “To Pat, Best Wishes, Sandy Hawley.”
Contents include:
Introduction by Neil A. Campbell
Origins (of the Queen's Plate): A Pair of Blacksmith's Bellows Against a Barrel of West IndianMolasses or $20 Cash
The Pioneering Years: The Early Plates, Ruled by the Whites of Halton, Farmers and Rural Horsemen
The Seagram years: From Victorious to Sally Fuller - Iron Men Replace Pencillers, Continuity Threatened
The Plate Grows Up: Race Opens for All Canadian Horsemen - Bunty, Horometer the Dominant Winners
The Taylor Years: An Epic to the Dancer – Hello Woodbine, Farewell “Leaky Roof Circuit”
World-Wide Recognition: New Owners, Breeders and Jockeys Take Over from E.P. and Avelino
End of an Era: A New Golden Age of Racing Launched by Samuel, Willmot, Stronach, Stavro
Best and Worst of Times: Breeders' Cup Triumph – Greenwood Gone, Financial Woes, Slots a Saviour
Appendices
Photo Credits
Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Sandy Hawley, Order of Canada, is a legendary jockey who is inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, U.S. Racing Hall of Fame, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
He has won the Queen's Plate four times in his 6,449 wins; a career that spanned from 1968 to his retirement in 1998.
The Queen’s Plate was inaugurated, with royal blessing, on Wednesday, June 27, 1860, at the Carleton track in Toronto, located in bucolic surroundings near what is now the traffic-strangled southwestern corner of Keele and Dundas streets. There is no reason to believe that Queen Victoria was a wild-eyed devotee of horse racing. However, Her Majesty granted the petition of the little turf club in the boisterous Upper Canada community (the population of Toronto was 44,425) and offered as an annual prize, a plate to the value of Fifty Guineas.” And thus Canadian horse racing was established as the sport of royalty.” Today, the Queen's Plate is the first jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing and the longest continuously run stakes race in North America. It takes place every June, and the first-place purse is $1 million. The Plate is unquestionably Canada’s most famous, one-day social and sporting event. This book explores the colourful history of the Queen’s Plate through words and archival photographs.
Louis E. Cauz is a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame. He is the author of "Baseball's Back in Town "and "The Plate: A Royal Tradition." Beverley Smith has covered horse racing for the "Globe and Mail "for more than 25 years.
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