Donation to: INJURED JOCKEY Jeff Burningham Rehabilitation

On Sunday July 14, 2019 Jeff suffered a racing accident resulting in broken shoulder and ribs,  bruised lungs and a broken L3 in his back.  Doctors were able to operate on his back on Tuesday night.  They removed the old hardware he had from a previous injury years ago with new rods.  The surgeons are hoping they will be able to go back and remove everything at a later date providing his vertebrae are stable. He has a long road ahead of him for recovery, with physiotherapy and many doctor visits over the next year or more.

Jeff is a really hard worker, always willing to help others and loves his job.  We know he will do everything he can to get back in the saddle to continue the job he has enjoyed for the past 20 years.

We are raising money to help relieve the financial stress to the everyday expenses, assist in funding therapies needed and to his overall recovery.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE:  INJURED JOCKEY Jeff Burningham Rehabilitation

HBPA of BC Scholarship Program Announcement

The Horsemen’s Protective & Benevolent Association of BC is pleased to announce the availability of two new education funding programs for the 2019-2020 year. The two new programs are in addition to the continuing Peter Ellickson Scholarship Fund, which last year provided 15 scholarship grants ranging from $500 to $1000.

HBPA of BC & Swift Thoroughbreds Backstretch Workers Education Fund

One of the new programs was initiated by Swift Thoroughbreds Inc., which is partnering with the HBPA of BC to provide funding for Hastings Racecourse backstretch employees and their families who want to pursue and complete education and employment training goals.

Funding will be available for individuals (elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels) who demonstrate low-income status. Unique additional opportunities for funding of organized school events, travel costs and tutoring are also offered.

John “Timer” Goodwin Scholarships

A new scholarship program has been funded by the family of John “Timer” Goodwin, a keen member of the Hastings Racing Club and an enthusiastic Thoroughbred horseracing fan, who passed away in 2018.

The scholarship program is designed for HBPA of BC members and their families who want to pursue and complete education and employment training goals. The program’s first year will offer three $1000 scholarships. Attendance at established Canadian or international education and employment training institutions is supported.

Peter Ellickson Scholarship Fund

The HBPA of BC’s Peter Ellickson Scholarships continue to be available to the organization’s members, backstretch personnel, and to the members’ sons, daughters and legal wards who derive or have derived their principal income as “backstretch” personnel of Thoroughbred racing in British Columbia.

The HBPA of BC’s Scholarship Committee will administer the three programs with final approval of all grants being the responsibility of the HBPA of BC’s board of directors.

Application forms for the three education funding programs are available online and on the backstretch.

HPBA-BC website                                                                  www.hbpa-bc.com

HBPA Scholarship Committee                                               HBPAscholarship@gmail.com

HBPA-BC secretary-treasurer                                                HBPANeilS@gmail.com

Hastings Racecourse backstretch                                         Racing Office

Barn G – Steve Henson

 

Application submission deadline                                            August 10, 2019

LADIES THOROUGHBRED CLUB ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

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The Thoroughbred Ladies Club of British Columbia is offering their
2019 Higher Education Scholarships. Applications for these awards must
be made on the Application Form which is available July 1 through July
31, 2019 either by asking in the Racing office at Hastings Park or by
calling:

Barbara Williams 604-542-8951 or Linda Sentes 604-318-7949

Applications must be postmarked by July 31 and received no later than
Friday, August 2, 2019.

We look forward to your submissions.

LADIES THOROUGHBRED CLUB ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Image result for graduation hats jog

The Thoroughbred Ladies Club of British Columbia is offering their
2019 Higher Education Scholarships. Applications for these awards must
be made on the Application Form which is available July 1 through July
31, 2019 either by asking in the Racing office at Hastings Park or by
calling:

Barbara Williams 604-542-8951 or Linda Sentes 604-318-7949

Applications must be postmarked by July 31 and received no later than
Friday, August 2, 2019.

We look forward to your submissions.

CTHS Yearling and Mixed Sale

It definitely pays to buy BC-bred!

The innovative scheme that immediately rewards purchasers of BC-bred yearlings at the CTHS Yearling and Mixed Sale is back for the 2019 auction.

Thanks to an agreement with the Presidents of the Horsemen’s Associations, each purchaser of a BC-bred yearling at the CTHS (BC Division) 2019 Yearling & Mixed Sale in September will immediately receive a credit of up to $1,500 towards the purchase price, excluding applicable taxes.

With the average cost of a yearling at last year’s CTHS auction running close to $15,000, that equates to an immediate ten percent saving on the average price and a close to twenty percent rebate on the median cost in 2018.

Excellent news for consignors and potential purchasers alike!

CTHS YEARLING AND MIXED SALE

2019 Sale –  Tuesday, September 10th  

Preview – Monday, September 9th

at Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC

Paul Dumont has passed on

Paul passed away Friday June 28 at home in Vernon. He was 94. Many years have gone by and the friends he had have scattered and all that but  … Funeral July 8 at Church of the Valley in Vernon at 11:00 am. I have little if any contact with the racing world these days and I would ask that you might tell any one who worked with Paul  if you have contacts.  Also any one from the Interior racing circuit, Those were his best days and he loved it.   Thanks Pat Dumont  (niece in law).