New Director of Racing to be Appointed at Hastings Racecourse

March 4, 2013

Vancouver, B.C. (March 4/13) – Raj Mutti, Regional General Manager, BC Racing, regretfully announced the departure of Paul Ryneveld, Director of Racing at Hastings Racecourse effective March 15, 2013.

Mutti acknowledged that Ryneveld made significant positive contributions not only to the racing department but the overall growth of the sport since joining the Hastings team in December, 2008.

“We wish Paull well and thank him for helping turn our live racing program into such a successful venture,” Mutti said. “He was instrumental in helping to increase field size and handle the last couple of years and raise the Hastings profile in the racing industry.”

Mutti said he is currently active in the search to fill the void created by Ryneveld’s departure.  “We’re looking for someone to be part of our industry-leading team as we continue to build for the future at Hastings.”

With the goal to increase handle and field size for a third consecutive year, Mutti announced earlier that the 2013 Hastings schedule launches on the April 13-14 weekend with 69 live racing dates through Thanksgiving Monday, October 14. Mutti said that Hastings’ industry-leading low takeouts will be at 15% Win, Place and Show and Pick 3, 4, 5 and Daily Double features all season long. Post times throughout the season will be consistent with weekend and holiday cards starting at 1:50 p.m. and 12 Friday Night Live cards at 7 p.m.

Two Marquee Days – BC Cup (Aug. 5) and BC Derby (Sept. 8) will start at 12:50 p.m. because of added races on those two special cards. The complete 2013 Hastings Racecourse schedule is available at

Hastings Racecourse & Casino is located in Vancouver, B.C. and features live and simulcast wagering, a vibrant slot gaming floor, numerous dining operations, private and public event facility rental opportunities, spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains and outstanding guest services.

For further information contact:

Raj Mutti – 604.216.5245
Howard Blank – 604.512.6066