Officials at Hastings Race Course canceled race cards for Saturday, June 29 and Friday, July 5, citing a lack of entries.
According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, track management, in an agreement with the Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, decided to scrap both days in order to have strong cards on Sunday and Monday, which is Canada Day, a nationwide holiday.
“It is disappointing, but we came up short and we wanted to make sure we had enough horses for Sunday and Monday,” Glen Todd, who is a member of the B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee told the DRF. “Sundays have been our biggest days, and we have four stakes scheduled for Monday. We are hoping we can run 10 races on Monday.”
Read more in the Daily Racing Form
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