RACING HISTORY WILL BE SHARED AGAIN WITH POSTER GIVE-AWAY ON FATHER’S DAY

Hastings Fans Can Relive the Triple Crown Belmont Moment Vancouver, B.C. (June 14/15) — More than 10,000 racing fans at Hastings Racecourse watched on the jumbo screen as American Pharoah won the Triple Crown at Belmont earlier this month.It hadn’t happened in 37 years. And now Hastings patrons have the opportunity to share the moment…

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NEW HASTINGS RACING CLUB OWNERS GET THEIR FIRST LOOK AT URBAN ACHIEVER

2-YEAR-OLD COLT BREEZES TWO FURLONGS IN 25.40 Vancouver, B.C. (June 19/15) — An enthusiastic gathering of mostly first-time owners was on hand early Sunday morning to watch their latest investment breeze for the first time at Hastings Racecourse. With trainer Steve Henson and manager Richard Yates hosting the freshly-minted team of partners who have joined…

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HAMEL WINS THREE OUT OF FOUR STAKES ON BUSY BELMONT WEEKEND AT HASTINGS

While the loudest cheer at Hastings Racecourse on the weekend was reserved for American Pharoah’s history-making Triple Crown victory at the Belmont in New York, local jockey Richard Hamel also received his fair share of adulation. Hamel won three of the four $50,000 stakes features on the Saturday/Sunday cards at Hastings and came close to making…

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QUATRE CAT RUNS AWAY FROM THE FIELD WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN IN ROSS McLEOD STAKES

Jockey Predicted Cederberg Victory in Jim Coleman Province Vancouver, B.C. (May 3/15) With a well-timed move by jockey Ryan Pacheco, Quatre Cat took control of things at the half-mile call and drew clear to win the $50,000 Ross McLeod Stakes by 8 ½ lengths Sunday afternoon at Hastings Racecourse. Quatre Cat returned $15.60, $5.70 and $3.50 and finished…

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SWIFT STABLE & TRAINER CONDILENIOS SCORE BACK-TO-BACK STAKES VICTORIES

Vancouver, B.C. (April 26/15) – Veteran trainer Dino Condilenios came dressed for a party Sunday at Hastings Racecourse and wasn’t disappointed. Wearing a trainer’s non-traditional suit, dress shirt and tie, Condilenios was in the winner’s circle not once but twice celebrating victories following the opening stakes races of the Hastings season:  the $50,000 George Royal…

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DREW FORSTER JOINS HASTINGS TEAM SHARING A WEALTH OF RACING KNOWLEDGE

Vancouver, B.C. (April 17/15) – With his family roots firmly established in thoroughbred racing, 38-year-old Drew Forster is a welcomed addition to the Hastings Racecourse team in various broadcasting capacities. Beginning with the opening of the 2015 schedule on Saturday, April 25, Forster will co-host with veteran anchor Dan Jukich the Hastings television show on…

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HASTINGS NEW RACING SECRETARY SAYS SHE’S UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

Nichelle Milner: “Horsemen Are Family” Jockey Nichelle Milner was paralyzed for seven months when she suffered a broken back in 1989 and a broken neck in 1992 following accidents during her riding career in the U.S. But she never allowed it to break her spirit. Milner is the newest member of the Hastings Racecourse management…

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OPENING WEEKEND AT HASTINGS IS APRIL 25 & 26

Vancouver, B.C. (March 24, 2015) – It won’t be long now before those familiar words “There They Go!” ring out from the broadcast booth as track announcer Dan Jukich launches his 25th anniversary calling the ponies at Hastings Racecourse. Thoroughbred fans have circled the dates Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 as opening weekend…

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ALVARADO HAPPY TO BE ‘BACK IN THE SADDLE’

Vancouver, B.C. (March 24, 2015) – For years early arrivals on a race day at Hastings Racecourse would see a rangy silhouette of a man jogging around the five-furlong oval in the morning mist. It was like a scene from the original Rocky movie where Rocky Balboa would run up the steps of the Philadelphia…

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