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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NORTHLANDS VISITOR GOES WIRE TO WIRE TO BEAT FAN FAVOURITE SQUARE DANCER

Killin Me Smalls Cruises to $100,000 Premiers Handicap Victory Vancouver, B.C. (Oct. 12/15) – While a Thanksgiving turkey dinner was on the buffet menu at Hastings Racecourse, it was Reuben sandwiches all around for the winning connections celebrating the $100,000 Grade 3 Premiers Handicap Monday afternoon. Jockey Ruben Lara, one of the leading riders at…

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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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