HASTINGS PADDOCK SALE
Hastings Paddock Sale is coming together nicely and the number of entry’s is increasing . Sale Manager. Mike Heads says there is 19 horses so far and with the closing date now April 1st for entry’s he expects to get up to about 30 horses.
HASTINGS CLOCKERS START TOMORROW
Hastings Racecourse Official Clockers start tomorrow, March 1st. As usual we will publish all of the Hastings Works starting on Thursday.
STARTING GATE SET TO OPEN NEXT WEEK
The Hastings Starting Gate crew are set to go starting next Wednesday, March 8th for schooling. We will get the days the gate is open and report back.
INCENTIVE PROGRAMS HUGE SUCCESS
The horseracing associations announced several incentive programs last fall to hopefully increase the horse population for the future of the sport as well as an immediate injection of horses of racing age.
All of the programs have been a success with the last report a total of 75 horses have been purchased and still some that have not applied for assistance yet.
The cost of those programs will be well over $800,000.00 for the year. Those funds have come from the horsemen’s associations and additional assistance from the British Columbia Horse Racing Industry Management Committee.
The number of stall applications is the highest its been in the last several years and with a continuation of these programs and others we appear to be well on the road to recovery.