Hometown riding hero Mario Gutierrez along with distinguished veteran jockey Aaron Gryder will be returning to Hastings from Southern California to take part in the BC Cup races. They will be joined by Northlands Park leading rider Rico Walcott and Emerald Downs’ top jockey Leslie Mawing. Gutierrez won the last two races on Del Mar’s…Details
Since its inception in 1995, BC Cup Day has been a top attraction at Hastings Racecourse in terms of attendance and wagering handle. The tradition will no doubt continue with the 19th chapter on Monday, August 4 when strictly B.C.-breds strut their stuff in six major stakes races offering more than $325,000 in purse money.…Details
Beginning Saturday, July 19 and running through August 22, British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductees will be saluted at Hastings Racecourse with races named in their honour. The list includes owners, trainers, jockeys and history-making horses who contributed over the years to the industry’s rich heritage in B.C. First out of the gate…Details
The only Tuesday afternoon card of the 2014 thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse will play a major role in Greater Vancouver’s Canada Day celebrations. With the July 1 holiday falling on Tuesday, the racing office and dedicated local horsemen have filled an awesome eight-race card that includes four $50,000 stakes: the Monashee for fillies and…Details
Mario Gutierrez, the ever-so-popular jockey who gave thoroughbred racing a big shot in the arm with his ride to glory on I’ll Have Another with 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories, returns to his roots Tuesday at Hastings. Mario won last week’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile aboard Wake Up Nick for trainer Doug O’Neil, also…Details
Another great and popular Hastings jockey – Chris Loseth – retired from riding in 2005 but has continued working for his wife and trainer Tracy McCarthy. But not for long, according to Province racing writer Tom Wolski who learned this week that Chris will celebrate his 58th birthday on October 5 with the announcement he…Details
Decked out in “era clothing” from the 1920’s & 1930’s, owners of Model A cars will be showing off their wares on the tarmac at Hastings Racecourse on Sunday. Members of the Lions Gate Model A Club welcome fans to “come on down” and visit these beauties with a friendly reminder to bring your cameras.
A dear friend of racing – one-time owner Paul Minichiello – will be acknowledged Sunday at Hastings with a race in his name. Mr. Minichiello has been fighting recent health issues and will be accompanied by family and friends in the winner’s circle prior to the Race 5 Sunday: the Paul Minichiello Purse. A native…Details