Help us celebrate 250 years of race night fashion

Horse Racing in Canada is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, an important milestone for a great sport on our land. On July 1, 1767, exactly one hundred years prior to confederation, a horse race took place on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. The event was recorded by the Gazette de Quebec:

“The horse race for the purse of forty dollars was held on Wednesday, first of the month, on the Hill of Abraham. It was easily won by Captain Prescott’s mare Modesty, much to the discomfiture of those who, purporting to know about such things had wagered against here and were thereby parted from their money”

Taken from the Horse Racing Hall of Fame

On Saturday July 1st, 2017 Hanover Raceway plans to celebrate 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada by highlighting the link between fashion and horse racing culture.

Race day fashion is a tradition that can be traced back to the earliest beginnings of the sport as a whole, to go to a horse race was a regal affair, people in attendance would be dressed to the nines showcasing their best.

Hanover Raceway invites you to throw on your fanciest hat, and take in the very special anniversary of Canada Day and the 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada. The contest rules are very simple.

  1. Show case your best race day fashions by sporting your favorite fancy hat.
  2. Take a photo at Hanover Raceway.
  3. Like our Facebook page.
  4. Post your photo on our Facebook page.
  5. The winner will be contacted and will receive a Prize Pack.