There Could Be A New ‘King’ Richard on Vancouver’s Sporting Scene

Vancouver, B.C. (Sept. 21/14) – It was back in the days of the Canucks’ electrifying march to the 1982 Stanley Cup final against the New York Islanders when goaltender Richard Brodeur was heralded as ‘King Richard’ throughout Vancouver. After back-to-back victories in the Jack and Sadie Diamond $100,000 Futurities Sunday afternoon, Richard Hamel was being…

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HAMEL COMES WITHIN A WHISKER OF WINNING ALL FOUR STAKES RACES

Vancouver, B.C. (Sept. 1/14) – Jockey Richard Hamel won the first three CTHS (BC) $50,000 stakes races at Hastings Racecourse Monday afternoon and came within a whisker of making it a clean sweep of all four.  Not by a nose, as it will be registered on the official form chart, but by a whisker ……

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PARTY POOPER & SEEDLE SURPRISE WIN FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE $50,000 STAKES

Vancouver, B.C. (Aug. 15/14) – Party Pooper co-operated like the perfect guest but Seedle Surprise did pull off the unexpected in the $50,000 stake features at Hastings Racecourse Friday night. A surprisingly large gathering on the eve of the 2014 Fair at the PNE converged on Hastings and enjoyed one of the most pleasant summer…

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NO WEEKEND RACING AT HASTINGS DURING FAIR AT THE PNE

4 p.m. Start Times on PNE ‘Dark Mondays’ Aug. 18 & 25 Vancouver, B.C. (Aug. 13/14) – It is that time of year when thoroughbred racing fans are asked to exercise patience as scheduling changes take place at Hastings Racecourse during the annual Fair at the PNE. There will not be any weekend live racing…

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FROM LAST-TO-FIRST VICTORY FOR WILO KAT IN REDEKOP BC CUP CLASSIC AT HASTINGS

Vancouver, B.C. (August 4/14) – A Hollywood script writer could not have written a more tantalizing chapter in the life and times of Wilo Kat, Monday’s come-from-behind winner of the $75,000 Redekop BC Cup Classic at Hastings Racecourse. A year ago Wilo Kat ran a disappointing and devastating third as the heavy favourite in the…

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64 Darling Dachshunds Enter Two-Day Competition

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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