Trainer Profile: Craig MacPherson

Craig MacPherson ended a six-year reign by Troy Taylor as leading trainer at Hastings Racecourse in 2013 and would like nothing better than to begin his own series of championship seasons. “You put a plan in place and hope everything works out,” MacPherson says. “A trainer is only as good as his team working with…

MARVELOUS MARIO RETURNS TO HASTINGS MONDAY

Without a doubt one of the most popular jockeys ever to ride at Hastings Racecourse – Mario Gutierrez – returns from southern California for the Victoria Day Monday races at Hastings. His mentor Glen Todd has Mario on four mounts for Troy Taylor, including Taylors Deal in the $50,000 John Longden 6000 and Castinette Dancer…

AMADEO PEREZ IS ONE BUSY HASTINGS JOCKEY

With seven mounts Saturday and seven more Sunday, Amadeo Perez is off to a hectic start this season at Hastings Racecourse. Heading into the weekend, Perez is leading the jockey standings with six wins, two seconds and six third-place finishes after 23 starts. One of those victories was of the upset variety in the $50,000…

Owner Peter Redekop 2 for 2 in $50,000 Stakes at Hastings

Back-to-back stakes victories in the early going of the 2014 Hastings Racecourse season left owner Peter Redekop in a jovial mood Saturday. “I think I could get quite comfortable here,” Redekop smiled amid the celebration with trainer Anita Bolton following a comfortable victory by Aspen Getaway in the $50,000 Jim Coleman Province. Redekop was also…