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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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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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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HASTINGS NAMES SELECTIONS FOR 2015 COMMUNITY BENEFITS PROGRAM

Vancouver, B.C. (March 20, 2015) – A total of 10 non-profit organizations from Hastings-Sunrise and across Vancouver have been selected to participate in the 2015 “Community Days at the Track” program held annually at Hastings Racecourse. A selection committee each year chooses designated organizations for the opportunity to raise funds on a live race day at Hastings Racecourse. The package…

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TRAINING BEGINS AT HASTINGS RACECOURSE WITH SEASON LESS THAN 12 WEEKS AWAY

BC DERBY PURSE INCREASES TO $250,000 Vancouver, B.C. (Feb. 6/15) – Over 100 horses were on the grounds for the opening of training Thursday at Hastings Racecourse. With the 2015 thoroughbred season set to open Saturday, April 25, long-time trainer John Morrison was the first to have a horse on the track shortly after 7:30…

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2014 WAGERING NUMBERS AT HASTINGS CREATE SOLID FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE

Two-Year Extension with City of Vancouver Another Positive Vancouver, B.C. (Oct. 28/14) – With the average on-track wagering figures in 2014 showing a marginal increase over 2013 and a two-year operating extension in place with the City of Vancouver, there was good reason for optimism as the thoroughbred season wound down at Hastings Racecourse. “We…

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WALCOTT SCORES A HASTINGS KNOCKOUT WITH NATURAL STAKES HAT-TRICK

Vancouver, B.C. (Oct. 13/14) – Rico Walcott, leading jockey at Northlands Park in Edmonton this year with an awesome 129 wins, shared his riding talents with thoroughbred fans at Hastings Racecourse on a rainy Thanksgiving Monday afternoon. Walcott scored a TKO with three major stakes races in succession – a natural hat-trick – including the…

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OWNER PETER REDEKOP DOMINATES 2014 HASTINGS THOROUGHBRED AWARDS

Vancouver, B.C. (Dec. 12/14) – Trips to the podium have become a way of life for British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame owner Peter Redekop. Part of the Hastings Racecourse scene since the mid 1960’s, the silver-haired gentleman with a perpetual smile walked off with four awards at the annual Thoroughbred Awards Dinner on…

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