DEIGHTON CUP RUNNETH OVER – BY JACKIE HUMBER

Five women who said they were here to party.
Jackie Humber Photo
Historic Hastings Racecourse with it’s picturesque North shore mountains as a backdrop once again hosted the Deighton Cup Celebration. The memories of this year’s event will linger long after the cigar smoke will leave the grounds.
Vancouver’s cultured class of society arrived in Limousines, Bentleys and Jaguars mid-afternoon to experience a step back to the “Good Old Days” when racing was the best event in town.
The day is named in honor of Vancouver’s Gastown first settler, John (Jack) Deighton. He was referred to as Gassy Jack for his long-winded entertaining stories he would recall to all the patrons in his saloon, which was the only saloon on Burrard Inlet. His stories while long-winded were probably just long enough to keep the liquor flowing.
The area where Deighton built his saloon was later named Gastown in his honor. Gastown is now considered a very upscale area of the city and one of Vancouver’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
Most of the men at this year’s Deighton Cup were dressed in their brightly coloured designer suits along with glittering cufflinks and satin ties. Many had Cuban cigar smoke wafting about them. They were only  matched by their dates in high heels, fancy hats and flowing floral dresses.
The afternoon was spent by many sipping mint juleps, snacking on fine canapés and mostly just being seen in their fine attire.
As the sound of thundering hooves could be heard in the distance, the smell of those Cuban cigars was very apparent.
The Santa Lucia Latin Funk Rock Band. – Jackie Humber Photo
The sophisticated crowd seemed to enjoy the live horse racing as screams of “Go Go Go ” and “Come On Come On” could be heard amongst the clinking of glasses. Others seemed to enjoy two-stepping to this years entertainment of the Latin Funk Rock Band named, Santa Lucia. The band played between each horse race all day long.
The final highlight of the day was the presentation of the Deighton Cup to the winner of the 6th race. This year, Stephen Byrne was the victorious trainer who had his charge, Salzberg, ridden by Ruben Lara win the Deighon Cup.
As the sun began to set behind the distant mountains, the music  from the band could still be heard playing.
 The fancy dressed patrons began to loosen up their ties and remove their jackets while ladies carrying their heels sauntered towards the exit gates.
The final mint julep glass had emptied.

Additional Nominations–HBPA President and Director—HBPA of BC

                Nominations For President And Director As Of June 15/2018

Below are the nominations brought forth by the Nominating Committee of the HBPA of BC for the 2018 HBPA of BC election. The Committee was chaired by Alex Murray.

President——-David Milburn

Director—Owner Category                         Director– Trainer Category

Michael Bye                                                   Mary Anne Baumgartner

Ed Claggett                                                     Nancy Betts

Dairen Edwards                                             Phil Hall

Mark Freeman                                                Barbara Heads

Gary Johnson                                                 Steve Henson

Linda Lytle                                                       Mel Snow

Warren Wilson                                              Demetris Topouzis

 

Secretary-Treasurer Richard Yates will provide a further opportunity for anyone interested in running for President or Director, in either the Owner or Trainer category. Yates will be in attendance in Trackers (The Cookshack) from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to accept further nominations in all categories.  In accordance with the By-laws of the HBPA of BC, such Nominations require a Nominator and a Seconder at the time of Nomination.

SPORTS ALUMNI DAY AT THE RACES

Canucks, Lions, Whitecaps & Jockeys

All Appearing in Support of Local Charities

Vancouver, B.C. (July 18/18) – It is a rare occasion when legendary sports personalities from the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Hastings Racecourse are able to mix and mingle with their fans at an outdoor social gathering.

The 2nd annual Sports Alumni Day provides that opportunity on Sunday, July 29 during an afternoon of live thoroughbred racing at Hastings Racecourse that begins at 1:50 p.m.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, BC Lions Alumni Foundation Support Fund and Covenant House Vancouver as the Whitecaps FC designated charity will share in the proceeds of a silent auction, 50/50 draw and Marquee Tent VIP meet-and-greet with the athletes.

The attractive silent auction includes Ultimate Game Day Experience packages as well as autographed items from the Canucks, Lions and Whitecaps FC.

The Canucks Alumni package for four includes a pre-game buffet in the press box at Rogers Arena prior to a 2018-19 regular season NHL game with seats in the Canucks Alumni private suite. Also added to this year’s package is a complimentary spot for one individual to play in the 2019 Canucks Alumni golf tournament.

The BC Lions Game Day Experience is two pre-season sideline passes including a photo session with head coach Wally Buono, two executive Club seats to a 2018 regular season game and two autographed Lions’ replica jerseys.

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC donation package offers four premium club tickets to a 2019 regular season home match including pitchside viewing of the pre-match warm-up, a meet & greet with Carl Valentine, plus a Whitecaps FC team signed jersey and team signed ball.

Hastings Racecourse at Day at the Races includes brunch for four in Silks, complimentary valet parking, live racing programs plus a visit to the broadcast booth high above track level to watch Hall of Fame announcer Dan Jukich call a live race.

All four sports organizations will have a special race named in their honour on Sports Alumni Day: the Hastings Jockey Club Purse at approximately 2:20 p.m.; the Whitecaps FC Purse at 2:52 p.m.; the BC Lions Purse at 3:24 p.m. and the Canucks Alumni Purse at 3:56 p.m.

The ever-popular Canucks mascot Fin will be joined by his equally famous mascot companions Leo the Lion (along with his guardian angel Felions) and the dashing Spike from the Whitecaps FC.

The list of sports personalities planning to attend on Sunday, July 29 continues to grow daily. Spokespersons for the groups are Kirk McLean, Gino Odjick and Harold Snepsts from the Canucks; Sean Millington, Nick Hebeler and Jamie Taras from the BC Lions; Bob and Sam Lenarduzzi and Carl Valentine from the Whitecaps FC; and legendary jockeys Chris Loseth, Tom Wolski and Chad Hoverson from Hastings Racecourse.

While there is no admission for live racing at Hastings Racecourse, VIP tickets to the Marquee Tent for Sports Alumni Day are available online at vancouversportsalumni.com.

The $25 VIP ticket, with all sales going to the charities, includes a burger, beverage, live racing program, meet and greet plus a ballot for  Hastings Racecourse Day at the Races package.

Additional Nominations–HBPA President and Director—HBPA of BC

Nominations For President And Director As Of June 15/2018

Below are the nominations brought forth by the Nominating Committee of the HBPA of BC for the 2018 HBPA of BC election. The Committee was chaired by Alex Murray.

President——-David Milburn

Director—Owner Category                         Director– Trainer Category

Michael Bye                                                   Mary Anne Baumgartner

Ed Claggett                                                     Nancy Betts

Dairen Edwards                                             Phil Hall

Mark Freeman                                                Barbara Heads

Gary Johnson                                                 Steve Henson

Linda Lytle                                                       Mel Snow

Warren Wilson                                              Demetris Topouzis

 

Secretary-Treasurer Richard Yates will provide a further opportunity for anyone interested in running for President or Director, in either the Owner or Trainer category. Yates will be in attendance in Trackers (The Cookshack) from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to accept further nominations in all categories.  In accordance with the By-laws of the HBPA of BC, such Nominations require a Nominator and a Seconder at the time of Nomination

RAILBIRD NOTES

Glen Todds,, Railbird notes. The Railbird Notes are Opinions of Mine and mine only

TODD HOLDINGS DAY AT THE RACES

SUNDAY, JULY 8TH

This Sunday is our annual staff day of all of my companies at Hastings Racecourse.  We have several hundred of my employees attending the races in the Marquee Tent.

As usual we are decorating the winner of each race starting with the first race.

Race #1 – P.C.B. Properties Ltd. Purse – Darren Turnbull, GM

Race #2 – ABC Customs Brokers Ltd. Purse – Dave Bucholtz, President

Race #3 – Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd. Purse – Greg Timm, President

Race #4 – Pacific Customs Brokers Inc. Purse – Breanna Leininger GM

Race #5 – Sovereign Management Group Inc. Purse – Jeff Bourassa GM

Race #6 – Derby Bar and Grill Purse – Drew Forster Mgr.

Race #7 – PCB Freight Management Ltd. Purse – Ron McConnell GM

Our people will be making a presentation after each race in the winners circle and as usual we have gifts for the winning owner, trainer, jockey and once again the special gift for the hardest working people on the backstretch the grooms for the best turned out horse in the paddock of each race.

Gifts:

Flowers and Blanket for the winning Owner

Handmade Leather Bridal for the Trainer

Bushel of Carrots for the winning Horse

Gift Certificate for the Winning Jockey

Special Grooms Package which contains several assorted goodies, a $50 Gift Certificate to Trackers and a 32 inch TV

 

 

 

CANADIAN SALES STAKES SERIES

CANADIAN SALES STAKES SERIES

Commencing in 2018, all Canadian-Bred Yearling Graduates of CTHS Provincial Sales, that have met the eligibility requirements within their respective Provinces, will now be eligible to run in Sales Stakes offered across the country in 2019.

Provincial Sales Stakes Eligibility, Sale Dates & Sales Stakes Races Offered:

Yearlings must meet Sales Stakes eligibility requirements in the Province in which they ran through a CTHS sanctioned yearling sale. In addition, if required the yearling must continue to meet eligibility requirements in the Province in which they sold. The current eligibility requirements by Province are as follows:

BRITISH COLUMBIA: a yearling is eligible for the Sales Stakes series that passes through the BC sale where the full commission and nomination fee is paid to the CTHS and an annual nomination amount is paid to remain eligible. The Canadian Sales Stake series is only open to Canadian-Breds.

Sale Date – September 11, 2018

2018 Sales Stakes –         August 24th -Two-Year-Old Colts & Geldings                         $50,000

August 24th -Two-Year-Old Fillies                                               $50,000

August 24th – Three & Four-Year-Old Colts & Geldings      $50,000

August 24th – Three & Four-Year-Old Fillies & Mares          $50,000

Contact Info: Phone – 604-534-0145 – Email – cthsbc@cthsbc.org – Web – www.cthsbc.org

 

ALBERTA: a yearling is eligible for the Sales Stakes series that passes through the Alberta sale where the full commission is paid to the CTHS and a Sales Stake in-fee and out-fee have been paid.. The Canadian Sales Stakes series is only open to Canadian-Breds.

Sale Date – September 16, 2018

2018 Sales Stakes –         October 7th – Two-Year-Old Colts & Gelding                         $50,000

October 7th – Two-Year-Old Fillies                                             $50,000

October 21st – Three & Four-Year-Old Colts & Geldings   $50,000

October 21st – Three & Four-Year-Old Fillies & Mars          $50,000

Contact Info: Phone – 403-229-3609 – Email – cthsweb@cthsalta.com – Web – www.cthsalta.com

MANITOBA: a yearling is eligible for the Sales Stakes series that passes through the Manitoba sale where the full commission and nomination fee is paid to the CTHS. The Canadian Sales Stake series is only open to Canadian-Breds.

Sale Date – August 19, 2018

2018 Sales Stakes – August 18th – Two-Year-Olds                               $30,000

Contact Info: Phone – 204-832-1702 – Email – cthsmb@mymts.net – Web –  www.cthsmb.mts.net

 ONTARIO: a yearling is eligible for the Sales Stakes series that passes through the Ontario sale where the full commission is paid to the CTHS. The Canadian Sales Stake series is only open to Canadian-Breds.

Sale Date – August 30, 2018

2018 Sales Stakes –         August 29th – Muskoka Stakes – Two-Year-Old Fillies – 6 ½ Furlongs                  $175,000

August 29th – Simcoe Stakes – Two-Year-Old C & G – 6 ½ Furlongs                      $175,000

August 29th – Elgin Stakes – Three-Year-Olds & Up C & G – 1 Mile & 1/16th      $100,000

August 29th – Kenora Stakes – Three-Year-Olds & Up – 6 Furlongs                      $100,000

August 29th – Algoma Stakes – Three-Year-Olds & Up F & M – 1 Mile & 1/16th $100,000

August 29th – Halton Stakes – Three-Year-Olds & Up – 1 ½ Mile                          $100,000

Contact Info: Phone – 416-675-3602 – Email – cthsont@idirect.com – Web – www.cthsont.com 

NOTE: Sales Stakes Offered & Sales Stakes eligibility is determined by the Provincial CTHS offices and is subject to change at their direction.

Canadian Sales Stakes Series Eligibility:

Once all the Provincial Sales Stakes Eligibility has been met the following conditions apply:

  1. Out-of-Province Nominations – Nomination to an out of Province sales stake (not in the Province where the yearling sold) will be the responsibility of the owners who will pay $750 to nominate, $750 to enter and $1,000 to start. Note that in Ontario the difference between the listed nomination, entry and starting fee charged by WEG and the nomination, entry and starting fees charged per the above will be paid directly to the CTHS Ontario at the time of nomination. In addition, in the event that races are over subscribed, preference will be given to horses that passed through the sale in the jurisdiction in which the Sales Stake is being held. For example, CTHS Ontario sales graduates will have preference for the Sales Stakes races in Ontario
  2. Implementation – Canadian bred yearlings passing through the CTHS Yearling sales in 2018 that meet the eligibility requirements above will be eligible Canadian Sales Stakes Series. The inclusion of Ontario in 2018 does not affect the eligibility of Sales Graduates from previous years who will remain eligible for the Western Canadian Sales Stakes Series. For clarity, Sales graduates from previous years who are eligible for the Western Sales Stakes Series are not eligible for the Sales Stakes in Ontario.
  3. Sales Stakes Dates – Where possible, the CTHS Provincial offices will work collaboratively to attempt to schedule the Sales Stakes in each Province so that we can eventually create a series that allows owners to participate in the sales stakes in multiple Provinces. 

Note: Canadian Sales Stakes Series Eligibility is determined by an agreement between all Provincial CTHS Boards and is subject to change at their discretion.

CTHS Canadian Sales Stakes Series

CTHS Canadian Sales Stakes Series

with Annual Purses Totaling Over $1 Million

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) is extremely excited to announce the expansion of the Western Sales Stakes series to include Ontario thus making the series a truly Canadian initiative. As a result, any Canadian-Bred yearling passing through any CTHS yearling sale in 2018 will now be eligible for the Sales Stakes in any Province.

The expansion of the series was ratified by the CTHS boards in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. The program is intended to truly celebrate the Canadian-Bred and provide increased incentives for buyers to attend and buy at all the Canadian sales. In addition, it is anticipated that the series should increase prices at Canadian sales which will be beneficial for all consignors. More importantly, the CTHS believes that the field sizes in the Sales Stakes will improve as a result of the increased eligibility.

The new Sales Stakes program is designed to build a Canadian Series and promote the Canadian-Bred Thoroughbred. The CTHS intends to work collaboratively with the racetracks to ensure that races are appropriately space to allow horses to participate in the races in multiple Provinces.

The CTHS sales for 2018 will kick off with the Manitoba sale to be held on August 19, 2018 followed by the Ontario sale on August 30, 2018. The British Columbia sale is scheduled for September 11, 2018 and the season concludes with the Alberta sale on September 16, 2018. For information on the CTHS sales visit www.cthsnational.com.

July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

Updates: 7/3/18
New Additions to the Catalogue:
  • Hip 566 WAKE FOREST (GER) (8YO Horse) was added to the catalogue on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 567 WAR BRIDLE (2YO Gelding) was added to the catalogue on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 568 BREAKING BEAUTY (3YO Filly) was added to the catalogue on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 569 CAROLINE THE GREAT (3YO Filly) was added to the catalogue on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 570 STARVING ARTIST (3YO Filly) was added to the catalogue on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 571 FOREVER (3YO Filly) was added to the catalogue on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 572 ALTERNATIVE ROUTE (3YO Colt) was added to the catalogue on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 573 SPICE IT UP (2YO Filly) was added to the catalogue on 7/3/18.
Upcoming Entries:
  • Hip 423 CONQUEST SWAGMAN is entered in Race 6 (ALW) at WO on 7/4/18.
  • Hip 435 DRIFT AWAY is entered in Race 9 at ELP on 7/4/18.
  • Hip 436 ELUSIVE BAE is entered in Race 6 (MSW) on ELP on 7/4/18.
  • Hip 459 HOMEFIELDADVANTAGE is entered in Race 7 (MSW) at MTH on 7/4/18.
  • Hip 467 LAUDATION is entered in Petticoat S. (Race 5) at ALB on 7/7/18.
  • Hip 470 LOCOMOTION is entered in Race 9 (MSW) at ELP on 7/7/18.
  • Hip 489 NICODEMUS is entered in Race 9 (MSW) at ELP on 7/7/18.
  • Hip 518 SHIRL’S READY is entered in Race 7 at LS on 7/4/18.
  • Hip 522 SNAP DECISION is entered in Race 6 (AOC) at BEL on 7/4/18.
  • Hip 529 SWORN SILENCE is entered in Race 5 (ALW) at ELP on 7/6/18.
  • Hip 558 RED KITE is entered in Race 3 at AP on 7/6/18.
  • Hip 564 SOMETHING BIRD is entered in Race 2 at ELP on 7/6/18.
Recent Works:
  • Hip 422 COMMENTARY worked 4f in 52.00 at STT on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 455 HAVEN worked 4f in 49.60 at KEE on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 468LEAD ASTRAY worked 4f in 49.04 at BEL on 7/2/18.
  • Hip 471 LOOPALLU worked 4f in 52.40 at STT on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 475 MARZO worked 4f in 51.80 at STT on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 481 MORITZ worked 4f in 51.80 at STT on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 499 PHOENIX FIRE worked 4f in 52.40 at STT on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 502 PRINCESS CHAR worked 4f in 49.23 at BEL on 7/3/18.
  • Hip 510SAN SEBASTIANA (GB) worked 4f in 48.60 at TTC on 7/2/18.
  • Hip 527SUPERDYNE worked 4f in 48.60 at AP on 7/2/18.