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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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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