British Columbia Derby

Hastings Racecourse: Owner Redekop Boosts BC Derby Purse By $100,000

The 74th running of the BC Derby will take on a new look at Hastings Racecourse this year thanks to the generosity of BC Horse Racing Hall of Fame owner Peter Redekop. Traditionally the richest stakes race on the Hastings calendar, the 2019 BC Derby became $100,000 richer with Mr. Redekop increasing the purse from $150,000 […]

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Favored Sky Promise Comes Running To Collect British Columbia Derby Win

The year 2015 flashed before trainer Craig MacPherson’s eyes Saturday at Hasting Racecourse in the closing seconds of the 73rd running of the BC Derby. It was one of those moments when you cringe and say to yourself:   “Oh no, this can’t be happening; I’ve already lived through this.” MacPherson, a two-time leading trainer at Hastings, had every reason […]

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Chief Know It All Comes Out On Top In Exciting British Columbia Derby

It wasn’t quite a line dance by the jubilant owners of Chief Know It All because they were strewn all over the winner’s circle. But ask the Edmonton invaders if they care. Chief Know It All survived a heart-stopping finish at Hastings Racecourse Saturday afternoon to capture the 72nd running of the Grade 3 $150,000 […]

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Weekend Lineup: A Turf Feast Awaits At Kentucky Downs

It’s a light weekend of graded stakes across the country, with Kentucky Downs soaking up most of the spotlight with a historically excellent card. The 10-race day features four stakes, three of them graded, with total purses reaching $1.7 million. The feature event and final race is the Grade 3, $600,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf […]

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Glen Todd ‘Overwhelmed’ In Aftermath Of First BC Derby Victory

On one hour’s sleep, horse owner Glen Todd was back at his Hastings Racecourse stable Sunday morning wondering if life could get any better. It was 12 hours earlier when Todd had won his first BC Derby with Sorryaboutnothing, describing the moment as “the last thing on my bucket list”. The victory in Saturday’s 71st […]

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Opportunistic Favored In 71st British Columbia Derby

Not only is Saturday’s BC Derby/Oaks Day card the richest of the 2016 thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse, the fields in six stake races are being cited as the most competitive on this year’s calendar. The marquee event is the 71st running of the Grade 3 BC Derby for 3-year-olds with a purse of $150,000.  […]

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Weekend Lineup: Super Derby, Kentucky Turf Cup Highlight Saturday Cards

The racing lineup this Saturday is highlighted by a pair of Grade 3 races with relatively large purses: The Super Derby at Louisiana Downs with a $400,000 purse, and the Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs with its $600,000 pot. Kicking off the action on Saturday is the G3 Violet Stakes (5:04PM EST) at Monmouth […]

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Alert Bay Much the Best in British Columbia Derby

3-2 favorite Alert Bay and jockey Rico Walcott took the lead rounding the far turn at Hastings and didn’t look back, running on to win going away in the Grade 3, $150,000 British Columbia Derby on Sunday. Koffee Grinder closed late for second, and Del Rio Harbor stuck around for third after setting the pace. […]

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BC Derby, Oaks Headline $2.5M Hastings Stakes Schedule

Raj Mutti, Regional General Manager, BC Racing, announced today a 40-race stakes schedule at Hastings Racecourse in 2013 highlighted by the 68th running of the Grade 3 $150,000 BC Derby on Sunday, September 8. “We’ve spread out the stakes races this year and have created eight special event days that include our richest single-day cards […]

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British Columbia Derby headlines big Sunday at Hastings

Owned by Glen Todd and trained by Troy Taylor, the imposing trio of Taylors Deal, Hoist and Devil in Disguise will go as an entry in Sunday’s 67th running of the BC Derby at Hastings Racecourse. Thirteen 3-year-olds were entered in the Grade 3 $200,000 feature on a 10-race card that includes five other stakes […]

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