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A New Home For Racing In B.C.?

July 29, 2021:

Reports are surfacing of the possibility of a modern, dual-breed horse racing venue in Metro Vancouver — one that, should it come to fruition, could offer horsepeople in British Columbia an up-to-date replacement for Hastings Racecourse and Fraser Downs....read on

HRBC Yearling Sale Moves Online

November 20, 2020:

For the first time, the 2020 Harness Racing British Columbia Yearling Sale will be conducted in a virtual format....read on

Pacer Is A Rare High School Mascot

January 20, 2012:

Think back to high school, when you knew everything. What was the school mascot? Was it a purple gryphon? Was it a majestic falcon? Chances are it wasn't a standardbred pacer… unless you hit the books at a particular secondary school...read on

HRBC Releases Sale Results

November 24, 2011:

Harness Racing BC has released the results of its recently-conducted 2011 yearling and mixed sale...read on

Altered Sandown Re-zoning Okayed

November 23, 2011:

According to a report, the 12 acres, or 4.8 hectares, of land to the direct east of the now-defunct Sandown Park raceway in North Saanich, BC will now not be re-zoned for commercial and agricultural use...read on

Gemmill Gets A Scare

November 18, 2011:

Recently, octogenarian trainer Ray Gemmill, who drove Guy Dominion to the first-ever race win at Fraser Downs on January 1, 1976, thought God had called his number while he was jogging one member of his three-horse stable...read on

Butters Appointed In BC

October 28, 2011:

British Columbia's Horse Racing Industry Management Committee has named Brian Butters its Director of Sustainability of Horse Racing....read on

Isbister Calling It A Career

August 30, 2011:

The uncertainty in the BC harness racing industry has claimed one of the province's top conditioners...read on

Therres Returning To British Columbia

August 19, 2011:

Trainer Rod Therres will be leaving Ontario at the end of August to return to his native land of British...read on

Protest Scheduled For Friday At Fraser

May 6, 2011:

British Columbian horsepeople are not taking the limited, six-month season of live racing at Fraser Downs lying down, as a protest and rally to drum up public support will take place in front of the racino this evening...read on

GCGC Agrees To Buy Bingo Association

April 25, 2011:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and the Chilliwack Bingo Association jointly announced today that GCGC has agreed to purchase the assets and undertaking of the CBA. This acquisition will include both CBA's existing bingo operations and an approximately five-acre site in Chilliwack...read on

One Track To Become Reality For BC Racing?

March 21, 2011:

There have been rumours for some time that live standardbred and thoroughbred racing in the province of British Columbia may be hosted at one location in the near future. According to a report from the west coast, that idea could soon become reality...read on

Battle For BC's Final WRDC Spot

January 19, 2011:

Pilots Dave Hudon and Jim Marino have secured their spots on British Columbia's 2011 Western Regional Driving Championship roster, but there is a tight race to see which reinsman will be filling out the squad...read on

GCGC Appoints BC Regional Manager

December 20, 2010:

According to a report, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, operator of both Fraser Downs and Hastings Park in BC, has announced that it has appointed a regional general manager of racing...read on

S-Breds To Race At Fraser Downs In 2011

November 25, 2010:

The BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee has announced that the 2011 season of standardbred racing in the province will be taking place at Fraser Downs. The announcement also outlines the race-date schedule...read on


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