Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, May 19
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Waiver Claiming – $16,000 $13,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $11,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight

 

MIKE HEADS HASTINGS PREVIEW FOR SATURDAY

Hastings Saturday Preview

 

Live racing returns to Hastings this afternoon with a seven race card that features a field of six three year old fillies in a non-2 allowance going six and half furlongs in race number three. The racing world will be focused on Baltimore, Maryland where the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes will be held and Kentucky Derby winner Justify will try and continue on his trek to become the next Triple Crown winner. Langley resident John Gunther, who is the breeder of Justify, will be in attendance at Derby Bar and Grill.

On the rail in the Hastings feature is Peter Redekop’s ACHARNEMENT who the only one crazy enough to test HERE’S HANNAH in the $50,000Ross McLeod and paid the price late in the race. She is in a much easier spot today and should be dangerous from her inside draw. Enrique Gonzalez gets the call from trainer Phil Hall.

James Redekop will try and beat his Uncle Peter’s ACHARNEMENT with SEVENTIMES SEVENTY. The daughter of Tale of the Cat broke her maiden at first asking last year in wire -to-wire fashion but in her second career start earlier this year she was a non-factor in a tough stakes event. She is also dropping in class and will be more of a factor this afternoon. Denis Araujo will be at the controls for trainer Mike Anderson.

The Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds’ LOOKOUT TAYLOR rolled to an impressive victory over $25,000 maidens earlier this month. There appears to be a fair amount of early speed in this dash which will help her chances. David Lopez rerides for Mike Anderson.

Tom Leslie and the Shamrock Racing Stables’ FIRST SUMMER has a fitness edge on all of her rivals as she campaigned this winter in Phoenix. She was in a tough spot in her return to Vancouver but is in an easier spot today. Sahin Civaci rides for trainer Jim Brown.

The Swift Thoroughbreds’ TIPTOE had a troubled beginning but still managed  to win her debut impressively. She is obviously eligible to improve off of her first start and she will team up with Amadeo Perez again for trainer Dino Condilenios.

Maureen Goss and Canmor Farm’s UNDER PAR looked very good in both of her starts last season winning one and finishing a good second in her next. She is making her 2018 debut and is sporting a series of excellent works for trainer Mark Cloutier who has been on fire to start the season. Aaron Gryder gets the call.

The live racing program starts at 1:50 p.m. and the Preakness Stakes in scheduled to be run at 3:48 p.m.

A reminder to everyone that the next live card is on the holiday Monday at 1:50p.m. There will be NO LiVE RACING Sunday but Hastings in open for simulcast racing.

Good luck to all !!

HASTINGS NEWS BY GREG DOUGLAS

GREG DOUGLAS

CANADA’S JOCKEY WATCHDOG

IMPRESSED WITH LINEUP AT HASTINGS

PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

Vancouver, B.C. (May 18/18) – Robbie King, Jr., Executive Director of the Jockey’s Benefit Association of Canada, was in the house at Hastings Racecourse on Mother’s Day and liked what he saw.

“The riding talent is deep with a strong top 10,” he said in the aftermath of last Sunday’s card.  “It’s very competitive and that’s always encouraging.”

King, Jr. was particularly impressed with the performance of Denis Araujo as he urged home four winners on a seven-race card that bolted him into the early lead among jockeys this year with nine victories.  His successful trips included Brother Rod ($5.30), My Greyson ($3.10), Hold the Giants ($7.50) and Mustachio ($8.90).

The role of the Jockey’s Benefit Association (JBAC) is to represent active riders across the country – approximately 150 in number – in such areas as disability insurance, career ending insurance, life insurance, safety issues, counseling for personal or physical issues and dealing with the Provincial Racing Commissions over riding infractions at hearings.

A former jockey whose career included stops at Hastings where he won the 1995 BC Derby with Flying Sauce, King, Jr. has been the voice of jockeys in Canada since taking over the Association’s Executive Director chair in 2012.

“I’ve been in the game since I started riding professionally at 18,” he says. “I deal one-on-one with tracks and jockeys across the country and it seems there are issues to deal with seven days a week.”

A two-time Sovereign Award winner (1983-84) as Canada’s top apprentice rider and recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award in 2009 for his contributions to the sport, King, Jr. is abundantly qualified in his current role.

The racing facilities he monitors on behalf of jockeys include Hastings, Northlands (Edmonton), Marquis (Saskatchewan), Assiniboia (Winnipeg), Fort Erie and Woodbine in Ontario and soon to be Century Downs (Calgary).

“Quite frankly,” he says, “I’d like to see more riders under contract to owners to give them a little security and stability.  The life of a jockey is tough.  I know … I’ve been there.”

FINISH LINES:  Prior to Araujo’s grand slam on Sunday he carded two wins on Saturday, meaning he heads into the Saturday/Holiday Monday weekend cards one win up on Enrique Gonzalez, Aaron Gryder and Amadeo Perez … The 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico in Baltimore Saturday will be shown on the jumbo screen at Hastings shortly after 3:45 p.m. local time … Monday’s Victoria Day seven-race card includes the $50,000 stakes:  the Vancouver Sun and George Royal.  Incredibly, Modern has won the George Royal for 3-year-olds & up the last three years in succession for owners Swift Thoroughbreds Inc. and trainer Dino Condilenios.  It gets even more incredible:  the same connections won the George Royal with Shrug in 2013, Almost Time in 2012 and Teide in 2010 … Start times Saturday and Monday are 1:50 p.m.

RULE CHANGES FOR 2018

THOROUGHBRED RULES: 

 

Chapter 4 Rule 101(1)

  1. Scale of weight

 (1)     In races written for two-year-olds the weight shall not be less than 119 pounds.

 

Chapter 4 Rule 101(2)

  1. Scale of weight

 (2)     In races written for fillies and mares three years old and up the weight shall not be less than 123 pounds.

 

Chapter 4 Rule 101(3)

  1. Scale of weight

 (3)     In races written for colts and geldings three years old and up the weight shall not be less than 124 pounds.

 

Approved by the Assistant Deputy Minister, John Mazure, GPEB, on May 17, 2018. Changes are in effect immediately

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Final Entries

Saturday, May 19
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Waiver Claiming – $16,000 $13,000
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 3 Allowance $16,000
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 6 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $11,500
Race 7 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000

 

Monday, May 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $12,500 $14,000
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 3 Claiming – $12,500 $14,000
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 5 George Royal S. $50,000
Race 6 Vancouver Sun S. $50,000
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $11,000

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Early Entries

Saturday, May 19 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Waiver Claiming – $16,000 $13,000
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 3 Allowance $16,000
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 6 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $11,500
Race 7 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000

 

Monday, May 21 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $12,500 $14,000
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 3 Claiming – $12,500 $14,000
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 5 George Royal S. $50,000
Race 6 Vancouver Sun S. $50,000
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $11,000

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, May 13
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Allowance $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $12,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Allowance $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $25,000 $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $16,000 Overnight Overnight



Workouts


Stakes Nominations and Handicap Weights Posted Today

Race Date Stakes Name Nominations Handicap Weights
05/21/2018
George Royal S.
Overnight
05/21/2018
Vancouver Sun S.
Overnight
08/06/2018
British Columbia Cup Nursery S.
Overnight
08/06/2018
British Columbia Cup Debutante S.
Overnight
09/08/2018
Sadie Diamond Futurity
Overnight
09/08/2018
Jack Diamond Futurity
Overnight
09/29/2018
Overnight
09/30/2018
Ascot Graduation S.
Overnight

MIKE HEADS HASTINGS PREVIEW FOR SUNDAY

SUNDAY MAY 13 PREVIEW

Racing continues this weekend with another seven race card on Sunday at beautiful Hastings Racecourse. It was tough to find a headline event to preview as there are three solid allowance races and a competitive $25,000 claimer for older colts and geldings. I chose to dissect Race #4 which is an excellent allowance race for three and up going six and a half furlongs.

Securing the rail post position is the Riversedge Racing Stables’ GREAT BLAKE who was the easiest of winners in his Hastings debut over maiden allowance company. He has come back to work well (47 3/5) and will be tough to beat. Denis Araujo is back in the tack for trainer Craig MacPherson.

The Riversedge Racing Stables’ SPRING IN ALBERTA finished in mid-pack over a sloppy track in his first start in Vancouver. He had been racing in Tampa Bay and came in fit but obviously didn’t care for the off track conditions that day. He is a good backup for his stablemate if the pace gets a little hot up front. Amadeo Perez is at the controls for Craig MacPherson.

Bill Decoursey’s homebred HANDSOME CHEF makes his seasonal debut and sports a series of good morning preps. He is better at longer distances but if the early pace is contested then he could be a threat in the stretch. Antonio Reyes rides for Barbara Heads.

Section 31 Stables and Barbara and Richard Yates’ HIS TIME TO SHINE has been sparkling in the a.m. consistently turning in quick workouts this spring. His early speed is his best asset and he will likely be part of the pace. He was barely outrun in 1:16 and change last year so he must be respected. Richard Hamel is scheduled to ride but did not participate in the Saturday program so there may be a rider change.

Russ and Lois Bennett’s ALWAYS SUNNY enjoyed the ‘rainy’ weather two weeks back and cruised home to an impressive score over easier conditional company. He did benefit from a quick pace duel between IMPOSING CAT and BLURSFINALCOMMAND and stopped the teletimer a few one-hundredths faster than the CORKYS LUCK race on the same day. Unfortunately for him the track will be fast but he may get a nice pace to run at which will help his chances. Scott Williams rides for Barbara Heads.

The Carlton Stable’s NAUGHTY NUMAN didn’t seem comfortable last time racing over a sloppy surface. He gets a fast track today and has run very fast sprinting (1:16 3/5) so he should not be overlooked. Enrique Gonzalez rides for trainer Lyssa MacPherson (no relation to Craig)

The North American Thoroughbred Horse Company’s HANSEN’S VICTORY battled on the pace in a tough optional $25,000 and ended up fourth beaten just over two lengths. He is another that may have not cared for the wet track conditions and will likely improve on a fast racing strip. He should get a nice trip from the outside and be in a perfect striking position. He is the likely favourite. Aaron Gryder will get a leg up from trainer Glen Todd on the 2015 CTHS sales topper.

First post is at 1:50 p.m. and a reminder that the racing schedule has been tweaked a bit next weekend. Racing resumes Saturday, May 19th which is also Preakness Stakes day and then we will race on the Victoria Day Monday, May 21st holiday. Both cards will begin at 1:50 p.m. There will be NO LIVE RACING on Sunday, May 20th.

 

Good luck to all !!

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, May 12
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $12,500 $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $12,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $11,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Allowance $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Waiver Claiming – $16,000 $13,000 Overnight Overnight