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 mares 3-year-olds & up; Lieutenant Governors for colts & geldings 3-year-olds & up; the Supernaturel for 3-year-old fillies; and the Chris Loseth for 3-year-old colts & geldings.

The eight races on Tuesday follow two seven-race cards on Saturday and Sunday, all with the regular start time of 1:50 p.m.