January 18, 2013

HorseRacing Central – January 18th, 2013 TRAINING SET TO BEGIN ON FEB. 5TH AT HASTINGS The countdown to spring training at Hastings Racecourse is well underway as the final surge of stall applications continue to arrive for the 2013 thoroughbred season.  Training begins on Feb. 5 and soon the stable area will change from quiet to frenetic…

February 8, 2013

HorseRacing Central – February 8th, 2013 Spring Training Underway Geared for April 13-14 Opening Gatekeeper Paul Moretti was the official greeting party to a steady stream of horsemen in the backstretch reporting for work Tuesday morning as spring training got underway at Hastings Racecourse. Veteran trainer and former Queen’s Plate winning jockey Tak Inouye (Whistling…

February 15, 2013

HorseRacing Central – February 15th, 2013   Thoroughbred Season at Hastings Eight Weeks Away With more than 300 horses on the grounds at Hastings Racecourse and eight weeks to go before opening weekend April 13-14, Raj Mutti, Regional General Manager, BC Racing, can barely contain his enthusiasm. “At this time last year we had about…

March 15, 2013

HorseRacing Central – March 15th, 2013 HASTINGS RACECOURSE A BEEHIVE OF ACTIVITY With four weeks to go before the launching of the 2013 thoroughbred season there is a feeling of urgency in the air at Hastings Racecourse as morning workouts continue prior to the April 13-14 opening weekend. “We have 550 horses on the grounds…

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…