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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PATTI TUBBS SHARES SOVEREIGN AWARD WITH HASTINGS RACECOURSE ‘FAMILY’

Photo of Jockey Fuentes Wins National Prize For Single Mom Red carpets, champagne receptions and $250-a-plate dinners have never been part of Patti Tubbs’ lifestyle. She’s a 48-year-old single mother surviving on a monthly $900 disability pension who tries to make ends meet by delivering pizza at night and occasionally selling one of her racing-related…

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Darren MacDonald Welcomes Challenge as Hastings Racecourse General Manager

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren MacDonald to the position of General Manager of Hastings Racecourse. MacDonald, 42, joined the Hastings team as Manager of Gaming Operations in 2007 and over the past four years has been extensively involved in the racing side of the business as Assistant General…

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HASTINGS RACECOURSE LAUNCHES SEASON WITH OPENING CARD ON SUNDAY, APRIL 27

A 51-day live thoroughbred racing schedule has been announced for 2014 at Hastings Racecourse beginning Sunday, April 27 and concluding Monday, October 13.  Darren MacDonald, Hastings’ interim general manager, said there are also four tentative dates reserved for late October depending upon income during the 51-day meet, as per the agreement announced last week by…

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HASTINGS RACECOURSE LAUNCHES SEASON WITH OPENING CARD ON SUNDAY, APRIL 27

HASTINGS RACECOURSE LAUNCHES SEASON WITH OPENING CARD ON SUNDAY, APRIL 27 February 27, 2014 A 51-day live thoroughbred racing schedule has been announced for 2014 at Hastings Racecourse beginning Sunday, April 27 and concluding Monday, October 13. Darren MacDonald, Hastings’ interim general manager, said there are also four tentative dates reserved for late October depending…

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HASTINGS RACE SEASON TAKES FORWARD STEP WITH CONFIRMATION OF FUNDING EXTENSION

HASTINGS RACE SEASON TAKES FORWARD STEP WITH CONFIRMATION OF FUNDING EXTENSION February 17, 2014 A late April or early May start to the 2014 racing season at Hastings Racecourse is on the drawing board following an announcement from the B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee that a funding model for the Thoroughbred sector is in…

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HERBIE D: UNDISPUTED STAR OF THE SHOW AT 2013 THOROUGHBRED AWARDS DINNER

HERBIE D: UNDISPUTED STAR OF THE SHOW AT 2013 THOROUGHBRED AWARDS DINNER December 12, 2013 The dominant headline in the sports section of   the Seattle Times on August 19 read:  ‘Herbie D’s Day’. That can now be updated to Herbie D’s Night’ following the 2013 Thoroughbred Awards Dinner at Newlands Golf & Country Cub. The…

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THRILLING 2013 HASTINGS RACING SEASON SEES NEW WINNERS IN THREE KEY CATEGORIES

THRILLING 2013 HASTINGS RACING SEASON SEES NEW WINNERS IN THREE KEY CATEGORIES October 18, 2013 Leading Jockey, Trainer & Owners Will Be Saluted Dec. 5 Vancouver, B.C. (October 18, 2013) – From opening day on April 13 to a spectacular finish on Thanksgiving Monday, October 14, the 2013 thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse left fans…

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FRANK FUENTES WINS BOTH ENDS OF CTHS STAKES DOUBLEHEADER

FRANK FUENTES WINS BOTH ENDS OF CTHS STAKES DOUBLEHEADER October 1, 2013 Vancouver, B.C. (September 29/13) – Veteran jockey Frank Fuentes showed he still has a flare for the dramatic by winning both CTHS Sales stakes races in photo finishes over a sloppy track Sunday afternoon at Hastings Racecourse. The first came in the $50,000…

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