March 22, 2013

HorseRacing Central – March 22nd, 2013   CLOCKERS ARE CLOCKING AT HASTINGS WORKOUTS A sure sign that the start of the 2013 thoroughbred racing season is near can be underlined by the arrival each morning of the clockers diligently recording workout times of those horses prepping for the coming campaign. With opening weekend at Hastings…

March 29, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, March 29th COMMEMORATIVE SCARVES GIVE-A-WAY OPENING DAY    They are trendy, fashionable and will most certainly be in demand on Saturday, April 13 – opening day at Hastings Racecourse.   Initially introduced in the local sports marketplace by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, souvenir scarves instantly became a big hit with the…

April 5, 2013

HorseRacing Central – April 5, 2013   ‘ALL SYSTEMS GO’ FOR HASTINGS OPENING WEEKEND Raj Mutti, Regional General Manager, BC Racing and GM at Hastings Racecourse, surveyed his daily checklist Friday and gave it the ‘two thumbs up’ sign as preparations continue for the April 13-14 weekend opening of the 2013 thoroughbred season. “Everything is…

April 12, 2013

HorseRacing Central – April 12th, 2013 HASTINGS RACING SEASON GETS ROLLING SATURDAY With the familiar words “There They Go!”  track announcer Dan Jukich will officially launch the 2013 thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse Saturday when the ponies bolt from the starting gate at 1:50 p.m. Saturday’s eight-race opening card will be the first of 69…

April 19, 2013

HorseRacing Central – April 19th, 2013   A HASTINGS TOUCH AT SOVEREIGN AWARDS TONIGHT The Jockey Club of Canada’s 38th annual Sovereign Awards for outstanding achievements in 2012 will take place in Toronto tonight with plenty of Hastings Racecourse representation among the selections.  Four-time stakes winners at Hastings last year – Evelyn’s Dancer and Taylor…

April 26, 2013

HorseRacing Central – April, 26th, 2013   STAKES SCHEDULE LAUNCHES AT HASTINGS THIS WEEKEND The opening two stakes races of the 2013 thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse share the weekend spotlight with the $50,000 Brighouse Belles for older fillies and mares going Saturday and the $50,000 George Royal for older colts and geldings set for…

May 2, 2013

HorseRacing Central – May 2nd, 2013   OAKS/DERBY DAILY DOUBLE AVAILABLE LOCALLY With the 139th running of the Kentucky Oaks on Friday and Kentucky Derby on Saturday from Churchill Downs, all 23 Racebook locations throughout British Columbia will be available for Oaks/Derby Daily Double Wagering. Included in the Lower Mainland are Hastings Racecourse, Fraser Downs…

May 10, 2013

HorseRacing Central – May 10th, 2013   THE LATE ROSS McLEOD TO BE REMEMBERED SATURDAY The 2nd running of the $50,000 Ross McLeod Stakes for 3-year-old fillies will dominate the spotlight in an eight-horse field Saturday at Hastings Racecourse.  Mr. McLeod was the founder of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, the parent company of Hastings Racecourse. …