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The World Famous Horse Races are back every Friday all summer!

Enjoy a Friday afternoon lunch of chicken and chips at St. Louis Hotel, just like it was 1985 again.

For nearly two decades, until the early 2000s, St. Louis regular George Stephenson would frequent the local watering hold every Friday with his friends and coworkers, successfully convincing everyone to not go back to work. They would play imaginary “horse races” – writing horse names on a napkin, each choosing a horse, and they would listen to George’s animated telling of the horse race made up on the spot.

The game eventually caught the next table’s attention, and the next, and the next, before finally engulfing the entire bar with George yelling out the race details through a microphone at the front.

Well Calgary, we’re bringing back indoor horse racing so that YOU too can participate.

What better way to end the week than with your very own vintage horse race experience in a historic Calgary landmark. The race will be hosted by Dave Kelly and feature guest announcers. Enjoy a couple of brews and a tasty meal of chicken and chips, while you try your luck at races without leaving the city.

The World Famous George Stephenson Horse Races at the St. Louis Hotel are brought to you by Best of Calgary, CMLC, East End Petroleum Club, Hotel Arts, Village Brewery, and First Calgary Financial.

The world famous horse races will be held every Friday from 11:30 to 1:30 pm from July 19th to August 30th.