250th Miles


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.

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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.












Bedrock Farms Fundraiser
Beaumont, Alberta – Commemorative Mile June 11
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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.

Clinton Raceway (July 2)
Dresden (July 1)
Georgian Downs (July 1)
Grand River (June 30)
Kawartha Downs (July 1)
Mohawk (July 1)
Rideau Carleton (July 2)
Woodbine (July 1)
St. Hugues – Quebec

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Other Participating tracks included:
British Columbia
Hastings Racecourse – Vancouver (July 1)
Century Downs (July 1)
Millarville Racetrack
112th Running of the Millarville Races – Saturday, July 1
Northlands Park – Edmonton (July 1)
Assiniboia Downs
Name the 250th Anniversary Foal Contest & Celebration – Saturday, July 1
Nova Scotia
Inverness (July 2)
Northside Downs – North Sydney (July 1)
Truro (June 30)
New Brunswick
Exhibition Park Raceway – Saint John (July 1)
Fort Erie Race Track
Family Fun Day & 250th Anniversary Celebration – Sunday, July 2
Georgian Downs (July 1)
Hanover Raceway
250th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, July 1
Hiawatha  – Sarnia (July 1)
Red Shores – Charlottetown (July 2)
Summerside – (July 1)
Hippodrome 3R – Trois Riviere (July 2)