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WIENER DOG RACES JULY 12-13 AT HASTINGS A DEFINITE SIGN THAT ‘PUPPY LOVE’ LIVES July 10 2014 – For a sixth consecutive year, track announcer Dan Jukich will launch the annual Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse this weekend with the words: “Owners: Start your wieners!” What began six years ago as a plea for…

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VETERAN JOCKEY FRANK FUENTES MADE ALL THE RIGHT MOVES SUNDAY AT HASTINGS

3rd Win of the Day Came in the Feature on Golden Triumph Vancouver, B.C. (June 22/14) Owners Swift Thoroughbreds and trainer Dino Condilenios had two strong candidates entered in Sunday’s $35,000 optional claiming race for 3-year-olds & up, leaving veteran jockey Frank Fuentes with his choice of mounts. Fuentes opted for Golden Triumph instead of two-time…

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Hamel Rides Two Impressive Stakes Winners In Busy Weekend at Hastings Racecourse

Vancouver, B.C. (June 8/14) – Leading rider Richard Hamel solidified his hold on first place in the Hastings Racecourse jockey standings with a pair of weekend stakes victories for trainer Craig MacPherson. Hamel rode Miss Derek to an impressive 5 ½-length win in Sunday’s $50,000 Vancouver Sun Handicap on the heels of guiding Koffee Grinder…

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6TH ANNUAL MASCOT DERBY PROVIDES SPILLS AND THRILLS AT HASTINGS RACECOURSE

Popular Mascots Part of Sunday’s Live Racing Card Can Hasty Horse repeat as defending champion? Will Chef Wasabi return to his winning form of previous back-to-back victories? Has Jack the Giant changed his rambunctious attitude? These and many more questions will be answered at Hastings Racecourse with the running of the 6th annual Mascot Derby…

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MARIO PLEASES HUGE HOLIDAY CROWD WITH VICTORY IN JOHN LONGDEN 6000 STAKES

Trainer Troy Taylor Also Wins Co-Feature Strawberry Morn The home-town racing hero returned to his roots at Hastings Racecourse Monday afternoon and didn’t disappoint his army of admirers. The entire east end of Vancouver no doubt heard the bellowing cheers for jockey Mario Gutierrez aboard Taylors Deal as he turned on the jets to win…

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Re-Scheduling of Race Dates at Hastings Aimed at Providing Stronger Cards

With the intention of ensuring quality race cards, Hastings Racecourse general manager Darren MacDonald announced today the re-scheduling of the Sunday, May 18 card to Wednesday, July 23. “We will strive to have strong nine-race cards on Saturday, May 17 and the Victoria Holiday Day Monday on May 19,” MacDonald said. “Tentatively, we’re looking at…

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Owner Peter Redekop 2 for 2 in $50,000 Stakes at Hastings

Back-to-back stakes victories in the early going of the 2014 Hastings Racecourse season left owner Peter Redekop in a jovial mood Saturday. “I think I could get quite comfortable here,” Redekop smiled amid the celebration with trainer Anita Bolton following a comfortable victory by Aspen Getaway in the $50,000 Jim Coleman Province. Redekop was also…

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Kentucky Derby on Live Racing Card

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs will be viewed live on the new gigantic television screen located on the infield at Hastings Racecourse Saturday afternoon. “The historic Run for the Roses will be part of our seven-race program,” said Stuart Slagle, Racing Secretary at Hastings. “Combined with two $50,000 stakes races…

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A Couple of Seasoned Riders Steal the Show on Opening Day at Hastings

Visiting jockeys Rico Walcott and Aaron Gryder thrilled an opening day crowd with $50,000 stakes victories under ideal weather conditions Sunday at Hastings Racecourse. Walcott, leading rider at Edmonton’s Northlands Park in 2013, slipped through the rail on Title Contender to take a commanding lead entering the final turn and won the George Royal Stakes…

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Hastings Racecourse Set To Celebrate 125th Anniversary of Racing

Opening Day Sunday, April 27 Launches 2014 Season Historians have recorded that the first thoroughbred race staged in Vancouver was held in 1889 in what was referred to as the Vancouver City Stakes. It was the first – and last – time Howe Street was used as a racetrack. A horse named Mayflower took home…

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