Hastings

‘I Know What He Meant To Our Family’: Awhitesportscoat Proves Lucky For Hall

In these early days of the 2019 Thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse, trainer Phil Hall has won three of the six stakes races. The first two came on opening day May 4 in the Brighouse Belles and Ross McLeod. Hall appears to be taking things in stride, since scoring stakes victories in recent years has […]

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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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Hastings Racecourse Changes Things Up For 2019 Season

More Friday Night Live cards and earlier start times on two of the biggest days of the year: these are two major changes to the 2019 live Thoroughbred racing schedule announced by Darren MacDonald, general manager, Hastings Racecourse & Director, BC Racing. “We’re excited about the adjustments” MacDonald said. “The 2019 season will encompass 52 live racing […]

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Forster Family Closes Out Hastings Season In Style

Television script writers would have had a ball with this one simply by calling it ‘A Day in the Life of the Forster Family’ and letting the cameras roll. It was closing day of the 2018 thoroughbred season Sunday at Hastings Racecourse and Hall of Fame trainer Dave Forster was hosting a 70th birthday party […]

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Gryder’s Five-Win Day Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

After a five-win day at Hastings, Aaron Gryder was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for August 20 – 26, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

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Gryder Rides Five Winners In A Row Friday At Hastings

Aaron Gryder once rode seven winners on one day but as he’s quick to point out: “Not at the same track. Four of them were at Aqueduct during the afternoon and the other three were at Meadowlands later that night.” With his movie star looks, the 48-year-old jockey who has literally ridden around the world, […]

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Reyes Rides Five Winners On BC Cup Day At Hastings Racecourse

When Antonio Reyes was a young teenager growing up in Mexico City he was introduced to horse racing by jockey Enrique Gonzalez at the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race track Hipodromo de las Americas. Gonzalez helped him land work galloping horses and by the time Reyes turned 19 he was riding professionally as an apprentice. […]

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Hastings Veteran Hamel Two-For-Two On Canada Day Weekend

Veteran jockey Richard Hamel dropped by Hastings Racecourse on the Canada Day holiday weekend to ride just two horses as he continues to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery that has sidelined him twice this season. He didn’t want to rush things and suggested to his agent Gord Rumble that only one mount on Sunday and […]

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Hastings Saturday Card Cancelled Due To Lack Of Entries; Eight Races Carded Sunday

Due to a lack of entries Saturday’s card at Hastings Racecourse has been cancelled but eight races are set to go Sunday with the regular 1:50 p.m. start. Amadeo Perez and Aaron Gryder share the early lead in the jockey standings with four wins apiece after Perez scored a riding hat-trick last Sunday including winning the $50,000 Swift Inaugural with longshot […]

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‘Northwest Triple’ Allocates $100,00 Bonus For Sophomores At Hastings, Emerald

Northwest 3-year-olds will have their own triple crown in 2018. Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, BC and Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash.—separated by just 165 miles/265 kilometers—will offer a $100,000 bonus for any horse that sweeps a new three-race series, the tracks have announced. The “Northwest Triple” begins with the Muckleshoot Derby at Emerald Downs on […]

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