August 9, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, August 9th, 2013 IT’S A DEIGHTON CUP WEEKEND AT HASTINGS RACECOURSE Riding the wave of BC Cup Day last Monday that is still being heralded as one of the most successful race cards in recent memory, the emphasis now at Hastings Racecourse rolls into a busy three-day weekend that starts with…

August 16, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, August 16th, 2013   HASTINGS HORSES HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE If all goes according to plan, live racing at Hastings Racecourse will fill the calendar with five dates over the next eight days with four of those landing on Fair at the PNE dates.  And just to add to the excitement,…

August 23, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, August 23rd, 2013 LEADING JOCKEY TITLE A RACE TO THE WIRE AT HASTINGS With just 17 days of live racing remaining on the 2013 thoroughbred calendar at Hastings Racecourse, you could literally throw a horse blanket over the contenders for leading jockey honours this year. It’s that close. Amadeo Perez has…

August 30, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, August 30th, 2013 CURTAIN DRAWS ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CARDS Some of the most exciting ‘rides’ during the Fair at the PNE this year have been staged by the jockeys at Hastings Racecourse and it’s a trend that will no doubt continue with tonight’s final Friday Night Live card of the…

September 6, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, September 6th, 2013   10-RACE CARD SET FOR BC DERBY DAY CELEBRATIONS With more than $550,000 in total purse money on the line, the 68th running of the $150,000 BC Derby for 3-year-olds highlights Sunday’s 10-race card with an early start of 12:50 p.m. because of all the festivities surrounding the…

September 20, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, September 20th, 2013 NINE RACING DATES REMAIN ON HASTINGS CALENDAR The 2013 thoroughbred season is approaching the finish line at Hastings Racecourse with only nine dates left on a schedule that ends Monday, October 14.  The countdown begins this weekend with back-to-back eight-race cards Saturday and Sunday with the regular 1:50…

September 27, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, September 27th, 2013   REMAINING STAKES RACES COULD BE THE DECIDING FACTOR With just seven live racing days left on the 2013 Hastings Racecourse calendar, Amadeo Perez has a good chance to capture the leading rider honours for a second straight year. But the title isn’t going to be handed to…

October 4, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, October 6th, 2013   “THE MOJ” OUT TO SET BEEF-EATING RECORD Team 1040 sportscaster Bob (The Moj) Marjanovich has made it known over the years that he enjoys the finer things in life, beginning with a hearty meal.  Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis once commented on the air during a…