The Queen's Plate is Canada's oldest thoroughbred horse race and longest continuously run race in North America. This year I had the opportunity to shoot a couple features and content that aired on TSN for the 2018 Queen's Plate Show. It's pretty amazing to get to shoot content for something that is steeped in so much history. This race has been run since 1860... I mean Canada's birthday wasn't until 7 years later!
Here is one of my favourite bits of content that I shot for the show. This aired right before the big race went off on TSN. The idea was to have former trainers and jockeys who have participated and/or won past Queen's Plates describe to camera what it was like to run in this monumental race. I'm not going to lie to you and say that I'm huge into horse racing or anything like that, but something that I do love is talking to people who have a fiery passion for their work. It was interesting to have these folks describe in some detail what the experience was like for them. We sat down with jockeys Emma Jayne-Wilson, David Moran, Gary Boulanger, Chantel Sutherland, Rafael Hernandez and trainers Nick Nosowenko and Catherine Day-Phillips. This was shot on the Sony FS7. I apologize for the lack of keys. I took this directly from Avid rather than the dirty feed from TSN. I hope you enjoy.
Oh and by the way, Wonder Gadot won the 2018 Queen's Plate shortly after this was aired. Earlier in the year I shot a little feature on her that can be found HERE.