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…

Kentucky Derby on Live Racing Card

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs will be viewed live on the new gigantic television screen located on the infield at Hastings Racecourse Saturday afternoon. “The historic Run for the Roses will be part of our seven-race program,” said Stuart Slagle, Racing Secretary at Hastings. “Combined with two $50,000 stakes races…