Hastings, HBPA to Match Purses for Katrina Relief

The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of British Columbia, working with Hastings Racecourse, will donate the equivalent of one full day's purse distribution during "Racing to the Rescue" on Oct. 1 in support of the ongoing relief efforts to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Representing local racehorse owners and trainers, the HBPA contribution will result in an estimated $50,000 going to the fund.

In addition, Hastings Racecourse will contribute up to $10,000, as well as proceeds of a 50/50 draw held on Oct. 1.