The track was muddy but the sun was peeking through for the Sun‘s annual $50,000 race for fillies and mares.  Wando Woman, with rider Frank Fuentes, topped heavy favourite, Caged Mistress.  Here were some photos:  

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Since 1978, when he first started announcing at Fraser Downs, Dan Jukich’s voice has been a familiar accompaniment to racing fans in the province. He spoke to Off-Track Blogging in his announcer’s booth at Hastings, where he has announced since 1990, where he watches the races with a set of binoculars, stepping on a foot pedal to activate his microphone.

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An Interview With Hastings Apprentice Rider Marlo Dunn

I first met Marlo Dunn in 2009 when she was working as a groom for Mel Snow and living in a tack room in the Hastings backside.  Last fall, she started as an apprentice rider (or a “bug”—a term first given because of the way asterisk that appears besides a new jockey’s name).  This past [...]

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Derby Day Watching at Hastings

By the end of a wet, cloudy day at Hastings, the sky was pelting hail stones that were the size of marbles.  Even so, some afficionados of the Run for the Roses still made it out to their local meet to watch Derby Day on the many monitors playing it. Stagette at Silks     [...]

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I had my money on Tommy Danzigger on the 7th and Romancin Traveller, the DQ’ed horse in the 8th–watch out for this three-year-old when he gets a few more races under his belt–so I’d rather focus on my otherwise pleasant Easter Friday with friends at Silks, Hastings clubhouse restaurant, where we had the view of the race from the window and our monitor.

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–Check out Dustin Hoffman in this preview of Michael Mann’s HBO series about horseracing, Luck. –Hastings is offering two deals via Groupon: for one of them, $25 buys you a box seat, a $10 food voucher, and six programs–a $60 value! –Nuj Nuj Wink Wink, who won yesterday at Hastings, also won at Turf Paradise [...]

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There was an impressive turnout (pre-Whitecaps crowd?) on a cool Vancouver spring day for opening day at Hastings. It felt like the first day of school and it was nice to see all the familiar faces (even though I know only a handful by name): horsemen, graybeard punters, and hipsters in modish hats. The free [...]

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Pictures from Clockers Corner, Hastings Racecourse

Following Kevin L’s report on Clockers Corners, here are some pics:  

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