Keyword: Hastings Racecourse

  • Opportunistic (outside) defeats Barkley July 31 at Emerald Downs

    Opportunistic Denies Barkley in Emerald Derby

    The Munnings colt Barkley did everything he could to remain undefeated, but the improving Sky Mesa gelding Opportunistic just got the better of him in the $75,100 Emerald Downs Derby for 3-year-olds July 31 at the Washington racetrack.

  • Touching Promise repeats in the Ballerina Stakes at Hastings.

    Touching Promise Dances to Ballerina Victory

    Russell J. and Lois Bennett's homebred Touching Promise took control early and never looked back, rolling to an easy victory in the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse for the second consecutive year.

  • Academic wins the Columbia Derby.

    Academic Bests the Boys Again in BC Derby

    With a brilliant stretch drive, Bear Stable and Riversedge Racing Stables' Academic beat males for the second straight contest in the $250,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 13 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Academic will run against the boys for the third straight race in the British Columbia Derby.

    Academic Takes on Boys Again in BC Derby

    Other than a troubled run in the Queen's Plate, Academic has had a standout year and she'll run against the boys for the third straight race in the $250,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 13 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • It's a Factum First Winner for Factum

    It's a Factum aced the second race at Hastings Racecourse Aug. 9, going gate to wire while becoming the first winner for young Florida stallion Factum, a half brother to prominent sire War Front.

  • Ole's Miss won the 2014 Emerald Downs Handicap.

    Ole's Miss Meets Elders in Ballerina Stakes

    Three-year-old Ole's Miss, recent winner of the British Columbia Oaks, tackles older fillies and mares for the first time while making her graded stakes debut in the Ballerina (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Alert Bay wins the British Columbia Derby.

    Alert Bay Strikes in British Columbia Derby

    Alert Bay took command in the drive and posted a comfortable two-length win in the $135,225 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Sept. 14 as owner Peter Redekop won the race for a third straight year.

  • Koffee Grinder won the 2014 Chris Loseth Handicap.

    British Columbia Derby Draws 10-Horse Field

    Koffee Grinder, whose four-race win streak at Hastings Racecourse ended in August, looks to get back to the winner's circle in the $150,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 14 at the Vancouver bullring.

  • Hastings Has Three-Year Live Racing Deal

    A multi-party agreement has paved the way for a three-year funding model for Hastings Racecourse in British Columbia, Canada, officials said Feb. 17. The 2014 Thoroughbred meet is expected to begin in late April or early May.

  • Phil's Dream won the 2013 Nearctic Stakes. The Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine has been downgraded to grade II status in 2014.

    Canada's Nearctic Stakes Downgraded

    The Jockey Club of Canada's Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the graded and listed stakes in Canada and while the number of graded stakes in Canada remains unchanged at 43 there is one notable downgrade.

  • Commander winning the BC Premiers Stakes.

    Commander, Madeira Park Win Hastings Stakes

    Commander defended his title in the British Columbia Premier's Stakes (Can-III) while Madeira Park secured the first graded stakes win in her career in the Ballerina Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 14 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Miss Derek Part of Full Ballerina Field

    Miss Derek, third as the favorite in the British Columbia Oaks five weeks ago, will look to make amends when facing older rivals in the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Oct. 14 in Vancouver.

  • Title Contender won the British Columbia Derby.

    Title Contender Takes On Elders at Hastings

    Multiple grade III winner Title Contender could continue his recent success in Canada Oct. 14 at Hastings Race Course, when he goes up against eight others in the $100,000 British Columbia Premier's Handicap (Can-III).

  • Title Contender wins the British Columbia Derby.

    Title Contender Shows His Punch in B.C. Derby

    Title Contender, rebounding from a dismal effort in the Canadian Derby (Can-III), snatched the lead from pacesetter Modern and romped to victory in the $144,045 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 8 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Title Contender wins the Ohio Derby.

    MacPherson Has Formidable Duo in B.C. Derby

    Craig MacPherson, leading the trainer standings at Hastings Racecourse, sends out a formidable duo in Reporting Star and Bluegrass Pride for the $150,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 8 at the Vancouver track.

  • Second City Spoils Entry's Hopes in BC Derby

    Owner Glen Todd pulled out all the stops in an effort to claim his first British Columbia Derby with a three-horse entry that went off at 2-5 odds, but it wasn't enough to stop high-stepping Second City Sept. 9 at Hastings.

  • Taylors Deal has won three of his four starts this year, including the Turf Paradise Derby, when he was ridden by Mario Gutierrez.

    Gutierrez Will Try to Win BC Derby for Mentor

    Jockey Mario Gutierrez will attempt to win the $200,000 British Columbia Derby Sept. 9 at Hastings Racecourse for his mentor, Glen Todd, who has entered a trio of strong challengers in the $200,000 event at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Mario Gutierrez

    Gutierrez Moving to Hastings for Summer

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winning jockey Mario Gutierrez returns to Emerald Downs for the $50,000 Kent Handicap July 15, then plans to ride for the remainder of the summer at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Mario Gutierrez after winning the 2012 Kentucky Derby aboard I'll Have Another.

    Gutierrez Keeping Things in Perspective

    Thrust into the national spotlight with a victory aboard I'll Have Another in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Mario Gutierrez has kept his ego in check while thoroughly enjoying the whirlwind ride.

  • Class Included won the BC Oaks by 4 lengths.

    Big Fields Set for Closing Stakes at Hastings

    The final day of the 2011 Hastings Racecourse season Oct. 2 features full fields for two of the biggest events of the meet: the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes (Can-III) and the $100,000 British Columbia Premiers Handicap.

  • 'Pacific Challenge' to Launch This Year

    For the first time, Washington-breds and British Columbia-breds will compete against each other in the BC Cup at Hastings Racecourse and the Washington Cup at Emerald Downs. Three races at each track have been opened to include horses bred in Washington and British Columbia, Canada.

  • 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.