On the way to the Queen’s Plate years ago,  The Queen Mum and her entourage passed by an apartment window where an expectant mother looked out, hoping to get a glimpse of royalty.

The Mom-to-be read up on the Queen Mum’s trip to the horse races, not knowing much about the sport. Whistling Sea was the winner and the Queen Mum made the presentation to his owner. Not long after reading about the event, the Toronto woman was ‘off to the races’ herself, at the hospital where yours truly was born.

I’m off to celebrate!