250 Year Celebration for Canadian Horse Racing

Every industry has its own milestones and the Canadian Horse Racing Industry is no different. One of the most important ones of these is horse racing celebrates its 250th year in Canada. This is taking place in 2017 and it will be marked as a very special event across Canada.

For those visiting many of the race tracks and enjoy the time when horse racing celebrates special events, they will have certainly enjoyed the time between June 30th and July 2nd. This is when many of the race tracks across Canada hosted celebratory events such as flag raising and honouring individuals throughout the racing industry.

Every anniversary is important in most industries but with this being the 250th year horse racing celebrates in Canada it makes it a very special one. The event organizers have worked very closely at bringing everyone within the industry together to make this one common adventure.

The beginnings that led up to this latest anniversary goes way back to 1767 when the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City was a location for a horse race. The purse for this race amounted to $40. Such was the excitement that this horse race created that from that point on horse racing in Canada began to grow into the amazing industry that it is known as today.

One of the biggest parts of this horse racing celebrates events for the 250 year anniversary the industry launched a “250 miles for 250 years” projects. This consists of logging 250 miles on a commemorative basis. It is meant to pay homage to the various communities across Canada who have committed so much to the horse racing industry. The goal was to garner as many of the commemorative miles over the anniversary weekend.

One thing can be said about Canadians that certainly holds true and that is that they know how to celebrate in a big way.

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