So I looked and looked for the Jacques Cartier thinking it was a race track.. and no it was a special race at Blue Bonnets.. DUH!.
In 1872, the Blue Bonnets Raceway for thoroughbred horse racing opened on the Jos. Decary farm in the easternmost part of the Blue Bonnets community, now Montreal West. In 1886, the Ontario and Quebec Railway (a company controlled by the Canadian Pacific Railway) cut the raceway in half. In 1905, John F. Ryan founded the Jockey Club of Montreal which on June 4, 1907, opened a new Blue Bonnets Raceway on Decarie Boulevard. In 1958, Jean-Louis Levesque built a multi-million-dollar clubhouse for the Blue Bonnets Raceway and by 1961, it began to challenge the preeminence of the Ontario racing industry. From 1961 and 1975, the Raceway was home to the Quebec Derby, an annual horse race conceived by Levesque.
So what happened to Mechanic Girl? You would not believe this, but the pacer horse that was bought by Mr. Kelly of Almonte ( actually it was Dr. Kelly) The Doctors of Almonte … In the First Half of the Century – John King Kelly — Almonte Gazette — John Dunn made her way back to Lanark County. Mechanic Girl was bought back to one of the Carleton Place horse enthusiasts–Dr. Preston and George Burgess as Dr. Kelly and Dr. Preston were friends. She ended her days in Carleton Place. –