Cancellation of the 2021 Millarville Races
It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 115th running of the Millarville races, planned for July 1, 2021. The race committee made this difficult decision following the Province of Alberta’s announcement of a return to step 1 of the Path Forward COVID-19 restrictions.
The races are one of the cornerstones of our history and future at MRAS, so cancelling for the second year was a very difficult decision. We know that generations of families from the Foothills and Calgary areas look forward to our annual celebration of both Canada day and our Agricultural heritage.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our long-time supporters, in particular Horse Racing Alberta and Rocky Mountain Turf Club. We look forward to a time when we can welcome the crowds back to MRAS and continue our legacy for the 115th time in 2022.
Anna De Paoli, MRAS President & Brent Foster, Race Chair
Shelby Simmons from Twisted Tree Photography took some great photos of the races, be sure to take a look at them here!
Steven Quon also provided some amazing shots of the celebration!
GENERAL ADMISSION – $10 at the gate per person (12 and under FREE)
This long-standing tradition is filled with activities that will entertain your whole family, such as:
- Thoroughbred Horse Racing with Pari-Mutuel Betting
- Stock Horse Race – this is a race of our local horses and riders
- Ladies’ Sidesaddle Race
- Weiner Dog Races
- Beer Gardens
- Millarville Farmers’ Market vendors
Kids activities include:
- Foot Races
- Sack Races
- Three-Legged Races
- Money Hill
- … and much, much more!
GET YOUR DERBY VIP EXPERIENCE TICKETS in advance!
A fabulous opportunity to dress up in your own elegant take on “Derby Western” there are no rules, but we expect fabulous fascinators will figure prominently. The past 4 years have been a sell-out so get your tickets early.
Your ticket will include entrance to the races, access to the exclusive VIP tent, a cocktail, and lunch. You’ll find shade, exclusive pari-mutuel betting terminals, and barn tours by a local expert.
Special Races: Requires registration
If you are looking to register to participate in any of these races, you will be required to fill out and return registration forms that will be posted below closer to the event.
Sorry but, as per health regulations, at the Farmers’ Market or throughout the grounds on Race Day.
Please contact the MRAS office, firstname.lastname@example.org, for sponsorship opportunities.
A Day at the races