Throughout 2017 events, commemorative miles and race presentations have taken place across country to celebrate Canadian horse racing’s milestone anniversary. As the year draws to a close, The 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing will be featured at Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, with a commemorative mile in the horse show ring during the Friday, November 10th evening horse show.
Participants will include horses and people representing Canadian harness and thoroughbred racing, as well as Hall of Fame members.
The exhibition mile and accompanying ceremonies will be hosted by iconic Canadian race caller Dan Loiselle.
“The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair represents the best in Canadian agriculture and equine sports. The opportunity to showcase Canada’s horse racing history and 250th Anniversary of our sport for the always enthusiastic and knowledgeable Royal Horse Show audience, promises to be a unique and exciting event”, says CHRHF president, John Stapleton.
Special discounted ticket pricing to attend the November 10th horse show is being made available to the horse racing industry. Tickets, which include admission to the Fair, as well as reserved seating at the horse show performance, can be purchased by visiting the Royal Horse Show ticket portal, selecting the Friday, November 10th evening performance. Enter promo code HR250, and click the lock icon to show available tickets at reduced prices. #cdnhorseracing250 #RAWF17
In addition to the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada, the November 10th horse show performance includes the $50,000 Weston Canadian Open Show Jumping, Green Meadows Coaches, Percheron Six Horse Hitch, Welsh Pony Driving and the Canadian Road Pony Championship.
Funding for the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada initiatives has been provided by: Standardbred Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, HBPA Ontario, Central Ontario Standardbred Association, Ontario Harness Horse Association, Ontario Racing, OLG, Alberta Standardbred Horse Association, Harness Racing BC, The Jockey Club as well as individual donations.