Hippodrome de Montreal Horse Racing Track in Canada
The sound of hooves pounding on the ground in a thrilling race amongst champions - who will come off victorious? Racing action like this is enjoyed regularly at Hippodrome de Montreal in Canada's Quebec, a top harness racing venue. Originally known as Blue Bonnets Raceway, Hippodrome de Montreal boasts a brilliant racing calendar and fine facilities.
Horse Racing has always played a significant role in the history and economy of Montreal and little has changed in that regard. Hippodrome de Montreal was opened in 1907 as Blue Bonnets Raceway by John F. Ryan. It was built in memory of a similar racetrack of that name which was constructed in Ville St-Pierre during 1840. Since this time, the establishment has consistently attracted impressive crowds of eager racegoers. Sadly, things weren't going too well during 1991 before a new management team took over, naming the harness racing track Hippodrome de Montreal. A number of improvements were implemented including a massive video lottery room. “Webphonebet” was also introduced allowing racing fans to watch and place bets online. By 1996 Montreal's Hippodrome was the 3rd most popular attraction in Montreal.
Hippodrome de Montreal in Quebec is well-known in the racing community and many great names, both equine and human, have been drawn to races at this fantastic facility. On live harness racing days post times are at 7:30 pm except on Sundays when it is at 1:30 pm. Patrons can choose from a selection of seating as the grandstand is able to seat some 25,000 spectators. An ultra-modern establishment, Montreal's hippodrome also features inter-track wagering as well as several off-track betting parlors. In fact, Hippodrome offers over 425 simulcast races every week. Over 200 slot-machines ensure that patrons never miss a moment of action. Le Centaure is Hippodrome de Montreal's feature restaurant. A luxury venue with a delectable menu, Le Centaure is well-known throughout Montreal.
Situated not far from Namur metro subway station, Hippodrome de Montreal is conveniently located. This along with its fantastic harness racing events, simulcasting opportunities and entertainment calendar, makes Hippodrome de Montreal stand out from the rest.