Second jewel in the Triple Crown coming to Fort Erie Race Track


Published September 11, 2023 at 3:34 pm

At 8-to-5 odds, Paramount Prince is an overwhelming favourite to win the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes tomorrow at Fort Erie Race Track.

The 88th Prince Of Wales Stakes, being held tomorrow (Sept. 12) at the Fort Erie Race Track, has drawn its largest field in 21 years.

Twelve horses will take to the dirt track but the early favourite, Paramount Prince, pegged at 8-to-5 odds, is having an impressive season, including an impressive win at the King’s Plate in August.

As such, he is the only contender with a shot at winning the Triple Crown when the third jewel, the Breeders’ Stakes, goes off at Woodbine on Oct. 1.

According to track journal, Paulick Report, while Paramount Prince, who’s coming out the No. 8 gate, is a huge favourite, there two others with a decent shot upsetting him in the $400,000 purse race.

“He’ll have to contend with Velocitor just two gates over in the number 10 position, who will be looking for a rematch after finishing fourth in the Plate. At 6-1, the oddsmakers think both Velocitor and fellow Plate contender Stanley House (4-1) have a good shot at dethroning Paramount Prince,” the journal said.

The field is rounded out by Cool Kiss (8-1), Stayhonor Goodside (10-1), Twin City (12-1), Kakokaipuu (12-1), Tiburon (15-1), Ottawa (20-1), Morstachy’s (30-1), Trinity Park (30-1), and Armaline (30-1).

Live racing for the big event begins at 1 p.m., with the Prince of Wales Stakes hitting the oval around 5:30 p.m.

The track will have food trucks on hand to keep the crowd fed as they take in the Prince of Wales, and the four other stakes races that day, including the Molson Cup, Le Cinquieme Essai Cup, The Rondeau Bay Stakes, and The Lake Erie Stakes.

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