10 RACES ON SUNDAY – FREE PROGRAM

In an effort to provide the best product during the early stages of the racing season, Hastings Racecourse’s General Manager, Darren MacDonald, announced there will be 10 quality races on Sunday afternoon while cancelling Saturday’s original scheduled card. “Due to an exceptionally wet spring several horses are a few weeks behind in their training,” MacDonald…

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TWO $50,000 STAKES ON 8-RACE SUNDAY CARD LAUNCH ENCOURAGING SEASON AT HASTINGS

  Vancouver, B.C. (April 15/16) – With an unmistakable feeling of enthusiasm in the air, the 2016 thoroughbred season gets rolling at Hastings Racecourse Sunday afternoon with an eight-race card featuring two $50,000 stakes:  the Brighouse Belles and Swift Thoroughbreds Inaugural. “We’re ready for a big year,” says Hastings General Manager Darren MacDonald. “There’ve been…

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2016 COMMUNITY DAYS AT HASTINGS RACECOURSE

2016 COMMUNITY DAYS AT HASTINGS RACECOURSE SUPPORT 10 NON-PROFIT BENEFITS PROGRAMS     Vancouver, B.C. (March 22, 2016) – In its continuing pledge to lend a helping hand in support of non-profit organizations in Hastings-Sunrise and across Vancouver, Hastings Racecourse proudly acknowledges the 10 “Community Days at the Track” recipients for 2016.   A selection…

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2015 Thoroughbreds Award Winners

R.J. & LOIS BENNETT TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT ANNUAL THOROUGHBRED AWARDS DINNER  Square Dancer Completes Cinderella 2015 Story Three New B.C. Racing Hall of Fame Inductees  Vancouver, B.C. (Dec. 7/15) — Russell and Lois Bennett didn’t just visit the podium at the 2015 Thoroughbred Awards Dinner.  They owned it. Affectionately known as the Royal Couple…

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INTRODUCTION OF HASTINGS RACING CLUB A HIGHLIGHT OF 2015 THOROUGHBRED SEASON

 Overall Wagering Up 14.7% Compared to Previous Year Vancouver, B.C. (Nov. 9/15) – When the local racing industry’s three associations and management at Hastings Racecourse introduced a new initiative called the Hastings Racing Club this past June, not even the most enthusiastic optimist figured it would become such a colossal and instant hit. With a…

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2016 HASTINGS LIVE RACING CALENDAR OPENS APRIL 17 WITH A 53-CARD MEET

Vancouver, B.C. (Oct. 19/15) – The 2016 thoroughbred racing season will begin in mid-April and conclude in mid-October it was announced today by Hastings Racecourse General Manager Darren MacDonald. “It was great to come to a mutually beneficial schedule with the horsemen’s groups,” MacDonald said.  “I couldn’t be happier.  Now we just wait for the…

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VIRUS HITS THE HASTINGS BARNS CAUSING SATURDAY CANCELLATION

  10-Race Card Goes Sunday at 1:50 p.m.   Vancouver, B.C. (Oct. 15/15) – The regularly scheduled Saturday afternoon card at Hastings Racecourse has been cancelled due to a virus that has spread through the barns, General Manager Darren MacDonald announced today. “We made every effort to fill the back-to-back weekend cards,” MacDonald said.  “The…

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