RICHARD HAMEL HAS 1,500 CAREER WINS CLEARLY IN HIS SIGHTS THIS WEEKEND

Vancouver, B.C. (Sept. 30/16) – A normal question frequently heard at a racetrack, for obvious reasons, is:  “What are the odds?” In the case of veteran jockey Richard Hamel, the answer might be as obvious as the question heading into this weekend at Hastings Racecourse. Hamel is just two wins shy of 1,500 career riding…

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IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HALL FAMILY TRADITION SPIRIT BAY CAPTURES SADIE DIAMOND FUTURITY Jockey Denis Araujo Scores a Racing Hat Trick

Vancouver, B.C. (Sept. 19/16) – Dressed for the occasion, everything went according to plan for trainer Phil Hall at Hastings Racecourse Sunday afternoon. Decked out in a dark suit, matching tie and crisp white shirt, Hall stood tall in the winner’s circle following Spirit Bay’s impressive victory in the $100,000 Sadie Diamond Futurity for 2-year-old…

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COMPETITIVE FIELDS CREATE PLENTY OF DRAMA FOR BC DERBY/OAKS DAY AT HASTINGS

Vancouver, B.C. (Sept. 8/16) – Not only is Saturday’s BC Derby/Oaks Day card the richest of the 2016 thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse, the fields in six stake races are being cited as the most competitive on this year’s calendar. The marquee event is the 71st running of the Grade 3 BC Derby for 3-year-olds…

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BACK-TO-BACK BC CUP STAKES WINS KEEP THE HALL NAME FRONT & CENTRE

Vancouver, B.C. (August 3/16) – The father-son bond between current Hastings owner/trainer Phil Hall and the late, legendary Robert (Bobby) Hall lives on. Bob Hall, who passed away following a lengthy illness on July 22, 2015, was best known for being the owner and trainer of the greatest Britiish Columbia-bred ever, George Royal. As a…

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BACK-TO-BACK BC CUP STAKES WINS KEEP THE HALL NAME FRONT & CENTRE

Vancouver, B.C. (August 3/16) – The father-son bond between current Hastings owner/trainer Phil Hall and the late, legendary Robert (Bobby) Hall lives on.Edit Bob Hall, who passed away following a lengthy illness on July 22, 2015, was best known for being the owner and trainer of the greatest Britiish Columbia-bred ever, George Royal. As a…

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