HBPA AGM TODAY AT HASTINGS STARTING AT 11:00AM

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of British Columbia (the “Association”) will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 in the George Royal Room at Hastings Racecourse, Vancouver, BC commencing at approximately 11:00 am.

The following matters of business will be brought before the meeting:

Receive the report of the directors to the members;

1: Consider the audited financial statements of the Association for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 and the auditor’s report thereon, copies of which will be available at the meeting;

2: Appoint auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019;

3: Transact such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting or any  adjournment thereof.

4: Other matters and concerns of the Membership will be considered.

All members are urged to attend. A full lunch will be served after the meeting.

Richard Yates

 

NOTICE OF HBPA OF BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of British Columbia (the “Association”) will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 in the George Royal Room at Hastings Racecourse, Vancouver, BC commencing at approximately 11:00 am.

The following matters of business will be brought before the meeting:

Receive the report of the directors to the members;

1: Consider the audited financial statements of the Association for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 and the auditor’s report thereon, copies of which will be available at the meeting;

2: Appoint auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019;

3: Transact such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting or any  adjournment thereof.

4: Other matters and concerns of the Membership will be considered.

All members are urged to attend. A full lunch will be served after the meeting.

Richard Yates

 

TAA Accredits 34 Thoroughbred Aftercare Organizations in 2018

thoroughbred aftercare organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has announced that 34 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations received accreditation this year, effective Nov. 6.

Of those, 27 were reaccredited and seven received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting body in Thoroughbred aftercare, now has a network of 70 accredited organizations with approximately 150 facilities in North America.

“Congratulations to the aftercare organizations that earned TAA accreditation,” said TAA President John Phillips. “They should be proud of their organizations for reaching such high standards and in return they will be rewarded with the immense value that the gold standard of accreditation brings. The TAA accreditation process examines every detail of an aftercare organization. For our donors, supporters, and the industry, it shows that these accredited organizations are taking proper care of our horses after they are finished racing.

“The TAA recognizes the importance of expanding into new areas within North America where there were previously no accredited organizations,” he continued. “The TAA is proud to newly accredit these organizations as this expansion demonstrates the growing aftercare movement within the Thoroughbred industry.”

The following organizations received accreditation this year:

  • After The Races;
  • Bright Futures Farm;
  • CANTER Michigan;
  • Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc.;
  • Central Kentucky Riding for Hope;
  • Down the Stretch Ranch;
  • Equestrian Inc.;
  • Equine Advocates Inc.;
  • Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation Inc.;
  • Final Furlong;
  • Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program;
  • Friends of Ferdinand Inc.;
  • Galloping Out;
  • Harmony and Hope Horse Haven Inc.;
  • Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue Inc.;
  • Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds;
  • Illinois Equine Humane Center;
  • Los Angeles Pet Rescue;
  • Mitchell Farm;
  • Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program;
  • Our Mims Retirement Haven;
  • Outside In Inc.;
  • R.A.C.E. Fund;
  • Remember Me Rescue;
  • RVR Horse Rescue;
  • Second Chance Thoroughbreds;
  • Second Stride Inc.;
  • Square Peg Foundation;
  • Susan S. Donaldson Foundation;
  • The Foxie G Foundation Inc.;
  • Thoroughbred Athletes;
  • Thoroughbred Retirement Network of Louisiana;
  • Tranquility Farm; and
  • War Horses at Rose Bower.

Organizations that receive TAA accreditation undergo a thorough application and inspection process to ensure they meet the TAA’s Code of Standards, which covers five key areas:

  • Operations;
  • Education;
  • Horse health care management;
  • Facility standards and services; and
  • Adoption policies and protocols.

Initially organizations will be reaccredited every other year, with intervening random inspections to ensure that the TAA’s Code of Standards is consistently upheld.

All TAA-accredited organizations are eligible to receive financial grants to support the care of their Thoroughbreds. Grant applications are currently being reviewed and the total grant amount awarded by the TAA will be announced by the end of 2018.

A full list of accredited organizations, accreditation process information, and the TAA’s Code of Standards can be viewed at thoroughbredaftercare.org.

NOTICE OF HBPA OF BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of British Columbia (the “Association”) will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 in the George Royal Room at Hastings Racecourse, Vancouver, BC commencing at approximately 11:00 am.

The following matters of business will be brought before the meeting:

Receive the report of the directors to the members;

1: Consider the audited financial statements of the Association for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 and the auditor’s report thereon, copies of which will be available at the meeting;

2: Appoint auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019;

3: Transact such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting or any  adjournment thereof.

4: Other matters and concerns of the Membership will be considered.

All members are urged to attend. A full lunch will be served after the meeting.

Richard Yates

TRACK ANNOUNCER DAN JUKICH NAMED TO B.C. SPORTS HALL OF FAME

TRACK ANNOUNCER DAN JUKICH

NAMED TO B.C. SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Calling the Races for 28 Years

Earns Him Status in Class of 2019 Media Category

 

Vancouver, B.C. (Nov. 14/18) – The man who has called more than 20,000 thoroughbred races at Hastings Racecourse was among those in the winner’s circle when the BC Sports Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2019 inductees Wednesday in downtown Vancouver.

Dan Jukich, ‘Voice of the Races’ at Hastings for the past 28 years, was named to the Media Category along with five athletes, three builder-coaches, one team, one pioneer and the W.A.C. Bennett Award winner.  The inductees will be officially recognized as Honoured Members of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame at the Banquet of Champions on May 23, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

There have only been three Honoured Members from thoroughbred horse racing elected to the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1966: jockeys Hedley Woodhouse in 1972 and Chris Loseth in 2009, as well as track announcer Jack Short in 2001.

When Dan was just a toddler his late father Roy Jukich, Sr. worked on the horse racing and soccer beats for the Vancouver Sun in the 1960’s. “Dad used to take me to the track and one day he introduced me to the legendary Mr. Short in the broadcast booth,” Jukich says.  “Mr. Short asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I told him I wanted his job.”

Dan was inducted into the British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2015 and was named winner of the Doug Gillespie Award in 2008 at Fraser Downs Race Track for his contributions to the standardbred racing industry in recognition for calling harness racing at Cloverdale Raceway dating back to 1978.

Besides his broadcasting duties, Jukich is Director of Simulcast for B.C. Racing, negotiating and overseeing television network feeds for both thoroughbred and standardbred tracks throughout North America, Australia and Hong Kong. He has also made numerous guest appearances calling races at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Emerald Downs in Washington and Albuquerque Downs in New Mexico.

As the “face” of racing in Vancouver, Dan is a regular volunteer at community and charity events as master of ceremonies for corporate fund-raising events.

A respected member of the community, Dan has coached amateur baseball and soccer teams on Vancouver’s east side where he and wife Stephanie have maintained a residence for the past 35 years, while raising son Matt and daughter Courtney.  Following in his father’s footsteps, Matt left Northlands Park in Edmonton when it closed this past summer to take on managerial duties with the new Century Mile Racetrack in Leduc, Alberta.

“I have the best job in the world and I’m happy to do just about anything to help bring people together to enjoy our product,” Dan says.  “Being named to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is a thrill I will cherish with my family forever.”

The Class of 2019 inductees also includes:

Athlete:  Henrik & Daniel Sedin (Hockey), Roy Gerela (Football), Kelly McCallum (Rugby), Emily Brydon (Skiing)

Builder/Coach:  Tony Waiters (Soccer), Ken Holland (Hockey), Darlene  Currie (Basketball).

Team: 1968 New Westminster Salmonbellies (Lacrosse)

Pioneer:  Ralph (Hunk) Henderson (Basketball/Football)

W.A.C. Bennett Award:  Ron Toigo

NOTICE OF HBPA OF BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of British Columbia (the “Association”) will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 in the George Royal Room at Hastings Racecourse, Vancouver, BC commencing at approximately 11:00 am.

The following matters of business will be brought before the meeting:

Receive the report of the directors to the members;

1: Consider the audited financial statements of the Association for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 and the auditor’s report thereon, copies of which will be available at the meeting;

2: Appoint auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019;

3: Transact such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting or any  adjournment thereof.

4: Other matters and concerns of the Membership will be considered.

All members are urged to attend. A full lunch will be served after the meeting.

Richard Yates