HORSEMEN ASSOCIATIONS ANNOUNCE FRESH HORSE PROGRAM FOR 2019-2020

A FRESH HORSE PROGRAM FOR HORSES THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY STARTED ELSEWHERE IN 2019-2020

A guaranteed $2000 bonus for any horse’s first start at Hastings Racecourse whose previous start was made outside of British Columbia.

  • Horses that raced or were stabled previously at Hastings Racecourse are not eligible.
  • An additional $1000 Bonus after the horse’s second start (Same conditions as above).
  • An additional $1000 after the horse’s third start (Same conditions as above) for a maximum value of $4,000 under this program.
  • In addition, up to $1,000 will be paid to defray actual shipping charges for horses that are on the grounds with their papers in the office by May 1, 2020
  • Stakes and allowance races are excluded from this program.
  • All horses must have started for $4,000 or more in their last three starts to qualify.  If a horse has not started three times, then all its lifetime starts must be for $4,000 or more.
  • First-time starters and horses participating in the Yearling Purchase Programs do not qualify for the Fresh Horse Program
  • Application must be made to the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper (Cristan Gossen) or the Racing Secretary (Nichelle Milner) upon arrival at Hastings Racecourse to establish eligibility.
  • Application must be made by June 1, 2020.
  • Purchasers agree that the registration papers will remain in the Hastings Racecourse racing office for the entire 2019 season unless shipping elsewhere to participate in a stakes race. Repayment of funds received from this program will release the papers.
  • Horses who are otherwise eligible for this program but do not meet the claiming price requirement are eligible to receive $1,000 upon their first start at Hastings in 2020.  If an otherwise eligible horse (eligible except for meeting the claiming price requirement) is brought to Hastings by a BC resident and is 100% BC owned, that horse will be eligible to receive a further $1,000 for a total of $2,000 upon its first start at Hastings.
  •  Horses must arrive at Hastings Racecourse on or before June 1, 2019 and start by July 1, 2020 to be eligible.
  •  Horses that have made their previous start in Washington or Oregon are not eligible.

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