Keeneland April Sale

Keeneland April Sale - April 7, 2020

The Keeneland April Sale returns in 2020 during the excitement of the Keeneland Spring Meet. Nominate your two-year-olds and horses of racing age now for the opportunity to sell to some of the world’s most prominent owners and buyers at Keeneland.


James Anthony Rogers

October 13, 1937 – January 14, 2020


Obituary of James Anthony Rogers


James (Jim) A. Rogers Jim died 14 January 2020 in Vernon B.C. after a short battle with cancer. Born 13 Oct 1937 to Maurice and Mildred Rogers in Edmonton, AB, Jim spent his early years as a shoe salesman and shoe store owner along with his father. Bitten by the horse racing bug, Jim sold everything and went into Harness Racing full time. Starting out as an owner and groom, he got his Trainer’s license and started his own stable. In 1985 he was hired by Cloverdale Raceway (now Fraser Downs) as a Judge representing the track. This position was taken over by the BC government in 1993 and in 1995 he was moved to Hastings Park in Vancouver as a Race Stewart. In 2001 he retired from Hastings Park and moved to the BC interior where he continued to act as Race Stewart at the four interior tracks right up until closing. Jim is survived by his loving wife and co-conspirator of 40 years Denise, son Daryl and his wife Shawna, brother Garry and his wife Maxine, along with 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents (obviously) and one grandchild. In keeping with Jim’s wishes, no funeral will take place. Jim has been cremated and his ashes will be placed in the family plot next to Maurice and Mildred later this summer. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the North Okanagan Hospice Society in Vernon, BC or to a local hospice where you live.


Dear Racing Club Member,

Firstly, a very happy new year to you from everyone involved with running the Hastings Racing Club and thank you for your patience in regard to the plans for the 2020 season.

In a bid to ensure that as many members as possible enjoy every aspect of the club going forward, we’ve decided to amalgamate Club I & Club II into a single entity.

This will mean that from the beginning of the 2020 season, the Hastings Racing Club will begin with a five-strong team of horses to enjoy, which will increase the opportunities for members to come and enjoy the races at Hastings.


Hastings Racing Club horses for 2020:
1) Warrior’s Promise,
2) Square Dancer,
3) Fast Bid,
4) Marshal Swindle, and
5) Richard’s Command, a 2018 filly that may or may not be ready to race as a two-year-old in 2020. (A trainer for Richard’s Command will be announced shortly).

The cost of membership for 2020 will be $300,  payable prior to the first day of racing on April 26. The price reflects a modest increase over 2019, although we’re sure you’ll agree that with the horses we have, this still represents outstanding value.

We hope everyone who was involved with the Hastings Racing Club in 2019 will want to re-join in 2020 and don’t forget to tell all your friends what they’re missing out on!

The accounts for the 2019 season are still with the auditors, so we don’t want you to send us any money yet. We’ll be sending out final balances and amounts due for the 2020 season in due course.

What you can do for us, is fill in the attached form so that we can keep a better record of our members going forward.

Simply click on this link, fill in each field and then hit “submit” at the bottom. Simple!

And please remember, whether you’re a veteran member or a newbie, you’re ALL very welcome!


Mark, Matt & Nigel


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