Thursday, 29 June 2017 09:13

Throwback Thursday - Anne and Ken Buxton “Millarville Matrimony”

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Anne and Ken Buxton had a lot of fun racing horses together at the Millarville Races, where Anne was a pioneer for the sport. In 1955, Anne won the Millarville Jubilee Plate with Graydon Power. In 1960, Anne was among three women invited to ride at the Millarville Races, along with sisters (and chuckwagon racing matriarchs) Babe Lauder and Iris Glass. They were the first women to ride in recognized pari-mutuel races in Alberta. Anne also had a first at Millarville when she was the first woman to record a win as the owner/trainer/rider with her horse Freedom Moon. Anne and Ken had a marriage made in heaven, with many happy years spent at the annual Canada Day races at Millarville!

We are celebrating the 112th running of the Millarville Races on Canada Day. The Millarville Races take us back in time to the horse racing traditions that started in 1905 and carry on today!

 

250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada

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