HASTINGS & EMERALD DOWNS COMBINED STAKES SCHEDULE

DATE RACE SEX DIST AMOUNT TRACK
4-May SWIFT THOROUGHBRED INAUGURAL 3+ 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
4-May BRIGHOUSE BELLES 3+ F&M 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
4-May JIM COLEMAN PROVINCE 3 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
4-May ROSS MCLEOD 3F 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
12-May SEATTLE STAKES 3 F 6F  $     50,000 EMD
19-May AUBURN STAKES  3 C& G 6F  $     50,000 EMD
25-May VANCOUVER SUN 3+ F&M 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
26-May GEORGE ROYAL 3+ 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
27-May HASTINGS STAKE 3+ F&M 6F  $     50,000 EMD
1-Jun EMERALD DOWNS 3F 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
2-Jun RIVER ROCK CASINO 3 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
2-Jun GOVERNORS STAKES 3+ 6F  $     50,000 EMD
9-Jun KENT STAKES  $     50,000 EMD
15-Jun STRAWBERRY MORN 3+ F&M 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
16-Jun JOHN LONGDEN 6000 3+ 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
23-Jun WA STATE LEGISLATORS STAKES 3+ F&M 6.5F  $     50,000 EMD
30-Jun CHRIS LOSETH 3 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
30-Jun BUDWEISER STAKES 3+ 6.5F  $     50,000 EMD
1-Jul SUPERNATUREL 3F 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
13-Jul MONASHEE 3+ F&M 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
14-Jul LT. GOVENORS 3+ 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
14-Jul SPAGHETTI MOUSE 2 6F  $     50,000 HST
14-Jul IRISH DAY STAKES 3 F 8.5F  $     50,000 EMD
21-Jul MT RAINIER STAKES 3+ 6.5F  $     50,000 EMD
21-Jul BOEING STAKES 3+ F&M 8.5F  $     50,000 EMD
21-Jul ANGIE C STAKES 2F 5.5F  $     50,000 EMD
21-Jul KING COUNTY STAKES 2 C& G 5.5F  $     50,000 EMD
5-Aug DERBY BAR & GRILL BC CUP CLASSIC 3+ 9F  $     50,000 HST
5-Aug DERBY BAR & GRILL BC CUP DISTAFF 3+ F&M 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP NURSERY 2 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP DEBUTANTE 2F 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 3 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB 3F 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP MARATHON 3+ 11F  $     20,000 HST
11-Aug WASHINGTON OAKS 3F 9F  $     50,000 EMD
11-Aug MUCKLESHOOT DERBY 3 9F  $     50,000 EMD
11-Aug EMERALD DISTAFF 3+ F&M 9F  $     50,000 EMD
11-Aug LONGACRES MILE G3 3+ 8F  $   200,000 EMD
18-Aug BARBARA SHINPOCH STAKES 2F 6F  $     50,000 EMD
18-Aug WTBOA ;LADS STAKES 2 C& G 6F  $     50,000 EMD
23-Aug CTHS SALES STAKE 3+ 4 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
23-Aug CTHS SALES STAKE 3+ 4 F 8.5F  $     50,000 HST
25-Aug BANK OF AMERICA CHALLENGE 3+ 440Y  $     35,000 EMD
30-Aug CTHS SALES STAKE 2 C&G 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
30-Aug CTHS SALES STAKE 2f 6.5F  $     50,000 HST
1-Sep WA CUP SOPHOMORE FILLIES STAKES 3F 8F  $     50,000 EMD
1-Sep WA CUP SOPHOMORE C& G STAKES 3 C&G 8F  $     50,000 EMD
7-Sep BC DERBY G3 3 9F  $   250,000 HST
7-Sep BC OAKS 3F 9F  $   100,000 HST
7-Sep S.W. RANDALL PLATE 3+ 9F  $     50,000 HST
7-Sep DELTA COLLEEN 3+ F&M 9F  $     50,000 HST
8-Sep WA CUP JUVENILE FILLY STAKES 2F 6.5F  $     50,000 EMD
8-Sep WA CUP JUVENILE C&G STAKES 2 C&G 6.5F  $     50,000 EMD
15-Sep MUCKLESHOOT TRIBAL CLASSIC 3+ 8.5F  $     50,000 EMD
21-Sep SADIE DIAMOND FUTURITY 2F 6.5F  $   100,000 HST
22-Sep JACK DIAMOND FUTURITY 2 C&G 6.5F  $   100,000 HST
22-Sep GOTTSTEIN FUTURITY 2 8.5  $   100,000 EMD
28-Sep BALLERINA 3+ F&M 9F  $   100,000 HST
29-Sep BC PREMIERS 3+ 11F  $   100,000 HST
13-Oct FANTASY 2F 8.5F  $     75,000 HST
14-Oct ASCOT 2 C& G 8.5F  $     75,000 HST
20-Oct THE AUTUMN LEAVES 3+ F&M 8.5F  $     30,000 HST
20-Oct THE LIONS GATE 3+ 8.5F  $     30,000 HST

HORSES OF RACING AGE SALE LAUDED AS HUGE SUCCESS BY CTHS-BC

HASTINGS NEWS BY GREG DOUGLAS

27 Purchases Gross in Excess of $250,000

Vancouver, B.C. (March18/19) – A total of 27 thoroughbreds were purchased for a collective $251,400 at the CTHS (BC) Horses of Racing Age Sale at Hastings Racecourse Saturday and in the words of president Grant Watson, the feedback was all positive.

“We were thrilled with the job everyone did, from start to finish,” Watson said in the aftermath of the proceedings under sunny skies before an active gathering of horse racing enthusiasts. “Our members really stepped up and with the three industry organizations working together, it was a big success.”

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS-BC), Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association of B.C. ((HBPA of BC) and Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association (BCTOBA) joined together as the Hole in the Wall Gang and were consignors for 21 of the 27 horses sold.

All two-year-olds, they were initially purchased with funds provided by the BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee.  All funds from the Saturday sale will be returned to the committee for Industry Enhancement Programs.

“We are all aware of the horse shortage and the need to fill races,” Watson said.  “As a result of the sale we will have horses competing that may not have been running at Hastings this year.”

Four of the sales on Saturday were at the $20,000-plus level: Refried Dreams for $24,000 by Terry Jordan; Machine for $23,000 by Ole Nielsen; Desert Hills for $21,000 by Copper Water Thoroughbred Co. and Stay All Night by Gary Johnson, Pumpkin Stable & Sharlea Stable for $20,000.

Of the 31 horses listed in the catalogue there were three withdrawn and one RNA (reserve not achieved).

“Part of our CTHS mandate provincially and nationally is to give people an opportunity to sell and to buy horses,” Watson said. “You won’t hear one negative from me the way things ran Saturday.”

He also made a point of acknowledging Darren Macdonald, Regional Director, BC Racing and his staff at Hastings Racecourse for their work behind the scenes at the Horses of Racing Age Sale.

The 2019 thoroughbred season at Hastings opens Saturday, May 5 and runs through the October 26-27 weekend.  The full schedule is available at hastingsracecourse.com

 

For more information:

 

Greg Douglas

Media Relations

Hastings Racecourse

drsport@telus.net

MY FAVORITE HORSE – Marylouise LeVeen from South Carolina Writes

Dear Glen,

I’m a reader from South Carolina & thoroughly enjoy The Derby Bar & Grill Newsletter.
Saw your request for reader stories and attached is my submission.
The 3 photos are attached separately as well in case they do not remain with the text.

Thank you,

Marylouise LeVeen

My favorite race at Hastings was not a BC race, a Stakes, or even an allowance, but claiming race & the horse is not a rising star – he is an old campaigner. I’m talking about Toccet’s Charm and the day he won for the 23rd time in his 100th start – 17 August 2018.

Toccets’ Charm winning his 23rd race in his 100th start at age 11, with Salin Civaci in the saddle. – Four Footed Fotos

His classic running style was on display that day as the Equibase comments attested: “ Toccet’s Charm unhurried early while dropping back to trail began to creep closer down the backstretch, rallied smartly four wide through the final turn, and closed determinedly three out from the rail in the drive to be up in time.”

As I cheered him on from my home in South Carolina, I could only imagine what a thrill it was to see him win that race in the final strides in person!

Don’t know how much longer he will be competitive, but when his racing days are over hope he enjoys a safe retirement in green pastures – he certainly deserves it!

Toccet’s Charm purchased by Ken & Lynda Furlong at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton MidAtlantic 2008 Eastern Fall Yearling Sale.

 

My Favorite Horse – Wendy Fisher

My friend Maureen Allen insisted I send U something—re  my favourite horse

I am not a prolific writer but here goes!!!!!      I am going way back in time with this horse….most people living have never heard of him I’m sure. His Name was Sir Fleetway(ran through the 50’s—Lansdowne days). Mom & Dad called him their “savour” because without him coming into their lives when he did—things wud have been very different for the Fisher’s. Those were the days when buying a yearling out of the field from U’r neighbour for $800. was a little pricey. He spent his entire life (born/raced & buried) in Richmond. He won his very first race at 3 and his last race at age 12 (Georgie Miller up). He won several stakes at Lansdowne & Hastings—but preferred Lansdowne as did most horses!!! We could count on him every year to get us through the winter. After his racing career—Dad turned him into a Lead Pony at Hastings. Sadly—that only lasted 2 years as he developed throat cancer & died Sept.1963. He was buried in the infield at Lansdowne Racetrack.

Wendy Fisher

HASTINGS NEWS BY GREG DOUGLAS

HASTINGS NEWS BY GREG DOUGLAS

REVISED THOROUGHBRED SCHEDULE

BEGINS MAY 4 AT HASTINGS RACECOURSE

Vancouver, B.C. (March 8/19) – Opening day of the 2019 live racing season at Hastings Racecourse has been moved to Saturday, May 4 after an interruption of training schedules in February and March due to inclement weather.

“Excessive February freezing temperatures in Vancouver limited our opportunities to train at Hastings,” said Darren MacDonald, Regional Director, BC Racing. “At the request of the HBPA, BCTOBA and CTHS-BC, we have canceled the first three days of our original schedule and will go with the May 4 start date, extending our 2019    racing calendar through the final weekend of October.”

Opening day festivities at Hastings will include four $50,000 stake races – the Swift Thoroughbred Inaugural, Brighouse Belles, Jim Coleman Province and Ross McLeod – as well as live coverage of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. The 2019 season will now conclude on the Oct. 26-27 weekend.

MacDonald earlier announced the popular Friday Night Live 7:00 p.m. cards have been increased to eight, beginning on July 19 and continuing on consecutive Fridays through August, concluding on September 6.  He also noted the start time for the season’s traditional showcase events – BC Cup Day on August 5 and BC Derby/Oaks Day on September 7 – will be moved to 12:50 p.m., one hour earlier than in in past years.

The revised 2019 racing calendar and stakes schedule are available at hastingsracecourse.com.

Please Note:  The CTHS Horse of Racing Age Sale Preview is set for Saturday, March 9 at noon at Hastings Racecourse with the Sale one week later on Saturday, March 16 at noon.  All two-year-olds and some three-year-olds are Sales Stake eligible.  The Preview video is available at cthsbc.org.

 

HASTINGS RACECOURSE AND EMERALD DOWNS COMBINED STAKES SCHEDULE

DATE RACE SEX DIST AMOUNT TRACK
4-May SWIFT THOROUGHBRED INAUGURAL 3+ 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
4-May BRIGHOUSE BELLES 3+ F&M 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
4-May JIM COLEMAN PROVINCE 3 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
4-May ROSS MCLEOD 3F 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
12-May SEATTLE STAKES 3 F 6F  $    50,000 EMD
19-May AUBURN STAKES  3 C& G 6F  $    50,000 EMD
25-May VANCOUVER SUN 3+ F&M 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
26-May GEORGE ROYAL 3+ 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
27-May HASTINGS STAKE 3+ F&M 6F  $    50,000 EMD
1-Jun EMERALD DOWNS 3F 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
2-Jun RIVER ROCK CASINO 3 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
2-Jun GOVERNORS STAKES 3+ 6F  $    50,000 EMD
9-Jun KENT STAKES  $    50,000 EMD
15-Jun STRAWBERRY MORN 3+ F&M 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
16-Jun JOHN LONGDEN 6000 3+ 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
23-Jun WA STATE LEGISLATORS STAKES 3+ F&M 6.5F  $    50,000 EMD
30-Jun CHRIS LOSETH 3 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
30-Jun BUDWEISER STAKES 3+ 6.5F  $    50,000 EMD
1-Jul SUPERNATUREL 3F 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
13-Jul MONASHEE 3+ F&M 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
14-Jul LT. GOVENORS 3+ 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
14-Jul SPAGHETTI MOUSE 2 6F  $    50,000 HST
14-Jul IRISH DAY STAKES 3 F 8.5F  $    50,000 EMD
21-Jul MT RAINIER STAKES 3+ 6.5F  $    50,000 EMD
21-Jul BOEING STAKES 3+ F&M 8.5F  $    50,000 EMD
21-Jul ANGIE C STAKES 2F 5.5F  $    50,000 EMD
21-Jul KING COUNTY STAKES 2 C& G 5.5F  $    50,000 EMD
5-Aug DERBY BAR & GRILL BC CUP CLASSIC 3+ 9F  $    50,000 HST
5-Aug DERBY BAR & GRILL BC CUP DISTAFF 3+ F&M 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP NURSERY 2 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP DEBUTANTE 2F 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 3 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB 3F 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
5-Aug BC CUP MARATHON 3+ 11F  $    20,000 HST
11-Aug WASHINGTON OAKS 3F 9F  $    50,000 EMD
11-Aug MUCKLESHOOT DERBY 3 9F  $    50,000 EMD
11-Aug EMERALD DISTAFF 3+ F&M 9F  $    50,000 EMD
11-Aug LONGACRES MILE G3 3+ 8F  $  200,000 EMD
18-Aug BARBARA SHINPOCH STAKES 2F 6F  $    50,000 EMD
18-Aug WTBOA ;LADS STAKES 2 C& G 6F  $    50,000 EMD
23-Aug CTHS SALES STAKE 3+ 4 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
23-Aug CTHS SALES STAKE 3+ 4 F 8.5F  $    50,000 HST
25-Aug BANK OF AMERICA CHALLENGE 3+ 440Y  $    35,000 EMD
30-Aug CTHS SALES STAKE 2 C&G 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
30-Aug CTHS SALES STAKE 2f 6.5F  $    50,000 HST
1-Sep WA CUP SOPHOMORE FILLIES STAKES 3F 8F  $    50,000 EMD
1-Sep WA CUP SOPHOMORE C& G STAKES 3 C&G 8F  $    50,000 EMD
7-Sep BC DERBY G3 3 9F  $  250,000 HST
7-Sep BC OAKS 3F 9F  $  100,000 HST
7-Sep S.W. RANDALL PLATE 3+ 9F  $    50,000 HST
7-Sep DELTA COLLEEN 3+ F&M 9F  $    50,000 HST
8-Sep WA CUP JUVENILE FILLY STAKES 2F 6.5F  $    50,000 EMD
8-Sep WA CUP JUVENILE C&G STAKES 2 C&G 6.5F  $    50,000 EMD
15-Sep MUCKLESHOOT TRIBAL CLASSIC 3+ 8.5F  $    50,000 EMD
21-Sep SADIE DIAMOND FUTURITY 2F 6.5F  $  100,000 HST
22-Sep JACK DIAMOND FUTURITY 2 C&G 6.5F  $  100,000 HST
22-Sep GOTTSTEIN FUTURITY 2 8.5  $  100,000 EMD
28-Sep BALLERINA 3+ F&M 9F  $  100,000 HST
29-Sep BC PREMIERS 3+ 11F  $  100,000 HST
13-Oct FANTASY 2F 8.5F  $    75,000 HST
14-Oct ASCOT 2 C& G 8.5F  $    75,000 HST
20-Oct THE AUTUMN LEAVES 3+ F&M 8.5F  $    30,000 HST
20-Oct THE LIONS GATE 3+ 8.5F  $    30,000 HST

MY FAVORITE HORSE – JEANNIE SPENCE

Glen it is interesting to learn about your readers’ favorite horses-it brings back many memories. My favorite horse never ran here but he certainly had a huge influence on both BC’s breeding and racing industries. His name was Winning Shot and thanks to Sonny O’Connell became a top stallion. Sonny spotted this flashy chestnut in a private Ontario sale and he phoned his friend Joe Kirk to tell him how he thought Winning Shot would make a good sire. Joe bought him sight unseen and it was the start of a wonderful bond between man and horse.

Winning Shot was BC’s leading sire in 1972 (both for 2-year-olds and older), 1974, 1978 and 1979. In 1974 Winning Shot was awarded the Sire of Excellence in Ontario and in 1982 Joe and Winning Shot were inducted into the BC Hall of Fame. Winning Shot was a massive size but he had Joe’s personality-smart and gentle.

Jeannie Spence