In Pictures: Holy Helena wins the Queen's Plate
​TORONTO, July 4 - On Sunday, Woodbine Oaks champ Holy Helena captured the imagination of racing fans worldwide with an impressive turn of foot to beat the boys in the 158th running of The Queen's Plate.

Woodbine track photographer Mike Burns, a multiple Sovereign Award winner, captured all the drama of a racing day that included Green Mask's scinitillating score in the Breeders' Cup Win & You're In Highlander Stakes​; Go Bro's awesome upset of the King Edward; Aldous Snow notching his third Singspiel; a dead heat for the win in the Dance Smartly; and, of course, a remarkable run by Holy Helena to win the Plate.
 
Let's take a look at all the incredible racing moments of a memorable Queen's Plate card at Woodbine


Green Mask sprints through the rain to victory in the Highlander...


Go Bro gets a head in front to win the King Edward...


Not two...but three Singspiel scores now, from five attempts, for Aldous Snow...


A thrilling finish in the Dance Smartly as Rainha Da Bateria rallies wide...


But a resilient Starship Jubillee puts her head down and shares the dead heat!

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And now, a closer look at the Queen's Plate win by the incredible Holy Helena!


Clear skies as the Queen's Plate field bursts from the gate...


And away they go...


State of Honor takes an early lead....


Luis Contreras and Holy Helena find good position...


But when they turn for home it's all Holy Helena...


And the filly is all by herself at the finish line!


Luis acknowledges the roar of the crowd...


Celebration time...


Savouring the moment...


Congratulations to all the connections...

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For more stories from the pomp and pageantry of Canada's Race, visit QueensPlate.com.  Live racing resumes Wednesday at Woodbine with a 6:45PM first post. See you there!