GEORGE ROYAL STAKES – STAKE RECORD HOLDER – TEIDE – 1:15.20 – 2010

GEORGE ROYAL STATUE IN THE PADDOCK AT HASTINGS
SIXTH RACE Probable Post 4:29 PDT 
6 1/2 Furlongs. 3-Year-Olds and Up. George Royal Stakes. Purse: $50,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   ML.ODDS 

 3   Pitch Count   Velazquez D    121       7-2 
 6   Weekend Wizard   Hamel R    121       4-1 
 2   Apalachee Bay   Perez A    121       9-2 
 1   Awhitesportscoat   Gonzalez E A    119       5-1 
 4   Driller   Reyes A A    124       6-1 
 7   Highway Boss   Velazquez D    117       6-1 
 5   Pan Handle   Williams S    121       8-1 
GEORGE ROYAL STAKES three-year-olds and up
YEAR WINNER

PEDIGREE

OWNER

BREEDER

TRAINER

JOCKEY

SECOND

THIRD

TIME

COND

TO WIN
 

2018

Blue Law (KY) Dunkirk/Kissesforcar oline Tim Bankers Blue Pond Farm, Inc. Cindy Krasner Amadeo Perez  

Bistraya

Modern

 

1:17.33

fast

 

27,500

 

2017

Modern (KY) Tiznow/Interior Design Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Darley.

Dino Condilenios Richard Hamel Bistraya Venetian Mask  

1:16.79

sloppy

 

30,500

 

2016

Modern(KY) Tiznow/Interior Design Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Darley.

Dino Condilenios Richard Hamel Hollywood Angel Clear the Runway  

1:16.66

fast

 

29,500

 

2015

Modern(KY) Tiznow/Interior Design Swift Thoroughbreds Inc.

Darley

Dino Condilenios Richard Hamel Title Contender Devil In Disguise  

1:16.19

fast

 

27,500

 

2014

 

Title Contender(KY)

Pulpit/Winter Garden

Peter Redekop

B. C., Ltd. Town & Country Farm, Corp.

Anita Bolton Rico Walcott  

Twistgrips

Senor Rojo

 

1:16.25

fast

 

30,000

 

2013

 

Shrug (KY) Medaglia d’Oro/Babeinthewood s

Swift Thoroughbreds Inc.

Liberation Farm & Stonewall Farm

 

Dino Condilenios Frank Fuentes

 

Devil in Disguise Commander

 

1:16.59

fast

 

30,000

 

2012

 

Almost Time

Finality/Vainglorious

Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc..

S. Anderson and

D. Deygher

Dino Condilenios Frank Fuentes Jump Up and Kissme Heavanly Cause  

1:10.72

fast

 

30,000

 

2011

Noosa Beach (WA) Harbor the Gold/Julia Rose Jeff Harwood Jeff and Doris Harwood Doris Harwood Gaillyn Mitchell Senor Rojo Three Wood  

1:16.05

fast

 

30,000

 

2010

 

Teide (KY)

Mt. Livermore/Cascassi

Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Gainsborough Farm LLC

Dino Condilenios Chad Hoverson Tommy Danzigger Almost Time  

1:15.20

fast

 

30,000

VANCOUVER SUN HANDICAP – STAKE RECORD HOLDER -ARABELLAS MUSE 1:17.10 2017

ARABELLAS MUSE, PATTI TUBBS PHOTO
SIXTH RACE Probable Post 4:28 PDT 
6 1/2 Furlongs. 3-Year-Olds and Up. Fillies and Mares. Vancouver Sun Stakes. Purse: $50,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   ML.ODDS 

 1   Here’s Hannah   Hamel R    123       5-2 
 5   Oxhilirating   Saunders R    118       3-1 
 3   Good Luck to You   Gonzalez E A    120       7-2 
 2   Sailingforthesun   Perez A    118       4-1 
 6   Yukon Belle   Reyes A A    116       9-2 
 4   Toni Ann’s Miracle   Williams S    120       10-1 
VANCOUVER SUN HANDICAP fillies and mares
YEAR WINNER

PEDIGREE

OWNER

BREEDER

TRAINER

JOCKEY

SECOND

THIRD

TIME

COND

TO WIN
 

2018

Alliford Bay

City Zip/Valentine Fever

Peter Redekop B.C, Ltd.

Rosemont Farm LLC.

Blaine Wright

Rico Walcott

Curlish Figure Touching Promise  

1:17.22

fast

 

27,500

 

2017

 

Dear Lilly Graeme Hall/Lilly Marlene

Mark DeDominico LLC and North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.

Dee-Ellen Cook

 

Sandi Gann

David Lopez

 

Touching Promise Castellani

 

1:17.49

muddy

 

28,500

 

2016

 

Arabella’s Muse Finality/Excited Miss

Nordahl, Karen and Gallagher, Bernie and Terry

L. S. Nordahl & K. Nordahl

Mike Anderson Richard Hamel  

Avadiva Touching Promise

 

1:17.10

fast

 

28,500

 

2015

 

Arabella’s Muse Finality/Excited Miss

Nordahl, Karen and Gallagher, Bernie and Terry

L. S. Nordahl & K. Nordahl

Mike Anderson Richard Hamel Hollywood Miss Touching Promise  

1:44.58

fast

 

27,500

 

2014

Miss Derek (FL) Brother Derek/Quick Text Copper Water Thoroughbred Company Scott Lanier Craig MacPherson Richard Hamel Overvalued Touching Promise  

1:44.20

fast

 

28,500

 

2013

Dance the Wind Second in Command/Our Country Girl Linda & Clive Lytle

Linda Lytle & Clive Lytle

Carl Lausten Fernando Perez Terlani Orchid’s Silver  

1:44.94

fast

 

30,000

 

2012

Terlani (KY)

El Corredor/Golden Lake

Sharlea Stable Woods Edge Farm, LLC Frank Barroby Jeffery Burningham Overvalued Orchid’s Silver 1:44.67

wet fast

 

30,000

 

2011

Wando Woman Wando/Navajo Rain  

J. Dennis Spence

Rob McDonald

Cindy Krasner Frank Fuentes Caged Mistress P.S.

Touchdown

 

1:44.47

sloppy

 

30,000

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Early Entries

Saturday, May 25 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 2 Claiming – $16,000 $13,000
Race 3 Claiming – $25,000 $20,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $25,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $12,000
Race 6 Vancouver Sun S. $50,000
Race 7 Claiming – $8,000 $11,500

 

Sunday, May 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $16,000
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $12,000
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $11,500
Race 6 George Royal S. $50,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $25,000

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

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

 

MIKE & RANDY’S PICKS FOR MONDAY AT HASTINGS

Race 1 4 – Seventimes Seventy
5 – Classic Statement
2 – Babylon Will Fall
4 – Seventimes Seventy
2 – Babylon Will Fall
5 – Classic Statement
Race 2 2 – Doyle
6 – Rak City
1 – Jack Don’t Drink
2 – Doyle
6 – Rak City
3 – Irish Charlie
Race 3 3 – Bad and Bougie
5 – Eco Charge
6 – Aspired
5 – Eco Charge
3 – Bad and Bougie
1 – Wares My Jennie
Race 4 5 – McMurphy
7 – Harry’s Hammer
2 – Whiskey Bound
7 – Harry’s Hammer
2 – Whiskey Bound
5 – McMurphy
Race 5 1 – Halloween Queen
3 – Seven Chances
4 – Seeking Bull
8 – Convergent
3 – Seven Chances
2 – Future Games
Race 6 4 – Essi Rose
9 – Fourtowin
6 – I’m in Command
7 – Bombay
4 – Essi Rose
9 – Fourtowin
Race 7 4 – Paddy d ‘Oro
6 – Day Flyer
7 – Victor
6 – Day Flyer
5 – Aleutian Harbour
3 – Cool Hand Lute
Race 8 4. – Code of Arms
2 – Mustachio
3 – Red Buffalo
4 – Code of Arms
2 – Mustachio
7 – Bowchickawowwow
Mike’s Picks Drew’s Picks

 

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, May 18
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $25,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Allowance $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $11,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Waiver Claiming – $12,500 $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight

 

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Early Entries

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

Final Entries

Saturday, May 18
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $25,000 $20,000
Race 2 Allowance $20,000
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $11,500
Race 4 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000
Race 6 Waiver Claiming – $12,500 $14,000
Race 7 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000

HASTINGS NEWS BY GREG DOUGLAS

HASTINGS NEWS BY GREG DOUGLAS

CANADIAN CHUCKWAGON CIRCUIT BECKONS  

FOR VETERAN HASTINGS SENIOR STEWARD 

Wayne Russell Leaving After 20 Years

Wayne Russell

Vancouver, B.C. (May 14/19) – When Wayne Russell closes the door to the Steward’s Room on May 20 and takes the long trek down the walkway to the elevator at the top level of Hastings Racecourse, it will be with a heavy heart.

For the past 20 years, Russell has proudly been an accredited steward, rising to the rank of Senior Steward for GPEB, the Gaming Policy & Enforcement Division of the British Columbia Ministry of Finance.

Incredibly, Russell can accurately say: “I came directly to Hastings from Vancouver General Hospital the day I was born.”  That would have been 75 years ago come August. His parents – Jackie and Leona – lived in a trailer by the racetrack’s far turn.  Jackie was a Hall of Fame trainer at Hastings and had his son walking hots in the barns and galloping horses as a young boy.

Wayne had moved on to working at the starting gate when he and his Dad stood shoulder-to-shoulder fighting the infamous 1969 barn fire at Hastings.  Horses fled in terror in the heat and smoke. Wayne’s father suffered a heart attack and died in an ambulance on the way to hospital. “He took his last breath at the corner of Commercial and Broadway,” Wayne recalls.

The Russell clan at Hastings spans five generations.  Wayne’s grandad was a paddock judge, today son Corky is custodian of the jockey’s room and grandson Jack, working his way through Simon Fraser University, is a clocker alongside his mom Lisa who also works in the Chart Room for Equibase.

Wayne is leaving Hastings but his career in the industry is far from over.  He and his wife Barb, daughter of former great Hastings’ trainer Lou Hammond, are heading to Grande Prairie for the May 29 start of the World Professional Chuckwagon Canadian circuit. “I’ve been a part-time barrel judge for the past 10-12 years,” Russell says.  “Now I’m joining them full-time and looking forward to it.”

From Grande Prairie the summer-long stops include Medicine Hat, High River, Ponoka, Calgary, Strathmore, Dawson Creek and Rocky Mountain House before wrapping up in late August at Century Downs in Balzac, Alberta.

Wayne was sitting around the jock’s room recently swapping stories with some of the regular found-ins.  “I was telling Mike Heads and Greg Goulding about my new adventure and Greg paid me the nicest compliment that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my days, Russell said emotionally.  “He told me: ‘Jesus, Wayne, you’ve been the voice of reason around here for the last 20 years … you can’t leave us now.”

Wayne Russell’s colorful career cannot be summed up in a short story.  The man is a racing encyclopedia.  He is a book waiting to be written.

FINISH LINES:  There is Saturday and Holiday Monday (Victoria Day) live racing this long weekend; no Sunday card.  The 144th running of the Preakness from Pimlico in Baltimore will be shown live Saturday at 3:48 p.m. local time on the jumbo screen at Hastings Racecourse. Neither the Kentucky Derby disqualified first-place finisher Maximum Security nor declared winner Country House will be running in the Preakness … With three wins on Mother’s Day Sunday and one Saturday, Enrique Gonzalez has moved into top spot in the Leading Jockey standings with seven victories, one more than Amadeo Perez.  The only other hat-trick last weekend with three trips to the winner’s circle was Richard Hamel on Saturday … Start times for both Saturday and Monday cards at Hastings are 1:50 p.m.