The RCMP Musical Ride unit honoured the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada with a commemorative Mile before their performance at Mohawk Raceway August 1.
Mac Lilley Farms records First 250th Mile – May 14, 2017
Il Sogno Dream and Alex Lilley took to the track for a mile in recognition of Mac Lilley Farm’s 50 years of operation which was also the first of 250 miles in recognition of the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada in 2017.
Earlier this year a national initiative was launched to complete “250 Miles for 250 Years”, with a goal of accumulating 250 commemorative miles honouring the communities, horses and people who have participated in the sport over the past 250 years. Many of those commemorative miles were held over this official anniversary weekend.
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Other Participating tracks included:
Hastings Racecourse – Vancouver (July 1)
Century Downs (July 1)
112th Running of the Millarville Races – Saturday, July 1
Northlands Park – Edmonton (July 1)
Name the 250th Anniversary Foal Contest & Celebration – Saturday, July 1
Inverness (July 2)
Northside Downs – North Sydney (July 1)
Truro (June 30)
Exhibition Park Raceway – Saint John (July 1)
Fort Erie Race Track
Family Fun Day & 250th Anniversary Celebration – Sunday, July 2
Georgian Downs (July 1)
250th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, July 1
Hiawatha – Sarnia (July 1)
Red Shores – Charlottetown (July 2)
Summerside – (July 1)
Hippodrome 3R – Trois Riviere (July 2)