HorseRacing Central – Friday, August 9th, 2013


Riding the wave of BC Cup Day last Monday that is still being heralded as one of the most successful race cards in recent memory, the emphasis now at Hastings Racecourse rolls into a busy three-day weekend that starts with the resumption of Friday Night Live.

It is also the beginning of the fun-filled, three-day Deighton Cup at Hastings, described as ‘the most sophisticated and playful event of the summer …  a time for fedoras and fascinators for the highly cultured, business leading and fashion-forward young professionals in Vancouver’.

With the regular Friday 7:00 p.m. start time, the seven-race card features a $25,000 claimer for 3-year-olds sprinting 6 ½ furlongs.  Speed horses Lookout Dubai, A Lasting Peace and Mia’s Miracle are expected to establish an early duel with the likes of Stratify, Bearrock N Roll and Lornefivehundred all capable of overtaking the early leaders.

Seven races are on Saturday’s agenda and eight Sunday with start times for both being 1:50 p.m.