Ladies and gents, the wait is finally over: the Queen’s Plate – one of Canada’s premier sporting and fashion events – is back on Sunday, July 6, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. We’ve been patiently counting down the days since last year’s extravaganza, and it’s almost time to break out the fancy frocks and even fancier fascinators and flock to Woodbine Racetrack once again for the oldest thoroughbred horse race in Canada and the first race of the Canadian Triple Crown.
Known as much for the thrill of the races as it is for the swanky red carpet style, Queen’s Plate is the can’t-miss event of the summer. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to be teaming up with Woodbine for a second year to be your exclusive source of Queen’s Plate style inspiration, guiding you to the perfect race day outfit.
We’re also honoured to have hostess duties for an exclusive, invite-only VIP party at the Queen’s Plate. And we want you there right alongside us – walking the red carpet, learning the art of horse betting, admiring the sartorial eye candy, cheering on this year’s QP contenders from the grandstands, and just generally basking in the glory that is the Queen’s Plate. And how might we make that happen, you ask? Via one of our most epic giveaways to date, of course!
The Ultimate Queen’s Plate Fashion Experience is officially up for grabs, dear readers. The grand prize package, with an approximate retail value of a whopping $3,000, includes:
- A $500 shop! Card for the purchase of the perfect Queen’s Plate outfit.
- A style consultation with The Backseat Stylers to assist in the search for a Queen’s Plate outfit.
- A fascinator by Queen’s Plate official milliner, David Dunkley (pictured above).
- A race day hair and makeup session by Civello.
- Round trip limousine transportation to and from Woodbine Racetrack (555 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto, ON) and 1 Greater Toronto Area location of the winner’s choice for the contest winner and three (3) guests.
- Four (4) grandstand seats at Woodbine Racetrack for the 155th Queen’s Plate on Sunday, July 6, 2014.
- Complimentary food & beverage service for the contest winner and three (3) guests in the VIP Flare Lounge located in the Walking Ring, Hats & Horseshoes Party on Sunday, July 6, 2014, from 12pm to 6pm ET.
- Four (4) complimentary race day programs.
- Complimentary cash cards for the contest winner and three (3) guests with a balance of $25 each (for a total value of $100) to be used for wagering throughout the day.
In short, we’re giving away the Queen’s Plate experience of a lifetime to one very lucky reader of The Backseat Stylers. Want it to be you? So do we! So get entering – contest rules are below. Good luck! And stay tuned for our Queen’s Plate style series.
1. To enter, leave a comment to this blog post describing your perfect outfit for the Queen’s Plate.
2. For a bonus entry, follow @backseatstylers and @WoodbineRacing on Twitter and tweet the following: “The @backseatstylers are giving away The Ultimate Queen’s Plate Fashion Experience, valued at $3,000! PICK ME! http://bit.ly/U2oyJY #QP14”. Please leave a second comment to this post letting us know that you’ve tweeted this contest some love.
3. The contest closes on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:59pm. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified by e-mail.
4. Contest open to readers in the Greater Toronto Area only.
5. There are no prize substitutions and no cash value.
6. Complete contest rules here.
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