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. …

May 17, 2013

HorseRacing Central – May 17th, 2013 HOLIDAY MONDAY CARD TOPS 3 DAYS OF WEEKEND RACING Hastings Racecourse hosts its first holiday racing card of the 2013 thoroughbred season as British Columbians celebrate Victoria Day on Monday, May 20. Two $50,000 stakes co-feature the Victoria Day eight-race card:  the John Longden 6000 for 3-year-olds & up…

May 24, 2013

HorseRacing Central – May 24th, 2013 FIRST HOLIDAY MONDAY CARD A BIG HIT Raj Mutti, Regional General Manager, BC Racing and General Manager at Hastings Racecourse, was delighted with the way things developed last weekend with three consecutive days of live racing for the first time this season. The Holiday Monday celebrating Victoria Day in…

May 31, 2013

HorseRacing Central – May 31st, 2013   NEW RACING SECRETARY JUMPS IN WITH BOTH FEET The west coast rain is one thing … learning the ropes in a new role is another. Whichever way you look at, the latest member of the Hastings Racecourse management team has been getting his feet wet since his arrival…

June 7, 2013

HorseRacing Central – June 7th, 2013 ‘SPRING INTO SUMMER’ WITH 3-DAY HASTINGS WEEKEND Hastings Racecourse has dubbed it “Spring Into Summer” and with the promise of cooperative weather from Global Television meteorologist Mark Madryga, the three days of live racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday couldn’t be more aptly named. It begins with the return of…