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Robin, HRBC Part Ways

November 19, 2018:

In an item that flew under the radar to many in the industry, it was recently communicated that Carla Robin, the executive director of Harness Racing BC, is no longer with the organization....read on

Positive Strides In British Columbia

June 9, 2017:

After a rough winter with questions about the track and race dates, signs point to optimism for Western Canada's horsemen after recent developments concerning Fraser Downs and racing in British Columbia....read on

Fraser: Purse Increase, Dates Added

June 6, 2017:

Officials with Harness Racing BC have announced that additional race dates will take place this fall at Fraser Downs, and that purses will be increased by 10 per cent....read on

BC Horse Population Incentive Program

June 6, 2017:

Officials with Harness Racing BC have released the details of its 2017 Horse Population Incentive Program....read on

Fraser Track Conditions Discussed

February 22, 2017:

Officials from Harness Racing BC and the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation have commented on the current state of the track at Fraser Downs, which has been hampered by numerous freeze/thaw cycles this winter....read on

Desert Park Applies For Race Dates

March 23, 2016:

For the first time ever, harness racing could be the main event featured at Desert Park this summer in Osoyoos, B.C....read on

Elements Casino Opens Thursday

December 16, 2015:

The letters 'e' in Elements Casino could very well stand for enthusiasm, eagerness and excitement judging by the expression on the face of General Manager Michael Kim....read on

Fraser’s ‘Elements Casino’ Opening Date

November 3, 2015:

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has announced the date that Elements Casino, which will replace the existing Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino, will open for business....read on

Bold Vision For B.C. And Beyond

May 12, 2015:

"We need to make more use of the horse, we need to do it in such a way that we encourage the betting along with it and the support and go back to how much the community actually benefits from horse racing itself."...read on

Great Canadian Exercises Option

September 5, 2014:

Racetrack operator Great Canadian Gaming has announced that it has exercised its renewal option with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation to extend the term of the Casino Operational Services Agreement under which it operates the Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino in Surrey, British Columbia....read on

Harness Racing A Hit In Osoyoos

August 18, 2014:

The first ever racing card featuring quarter-horse, thoroughbred and harness racing at Desert Park in Osoyoos, B.C. drew thousands of people to the interior B.C. oval....read on

A Racing First For Canada?

August 11, 2014:

With less race dates in 2014, the horse racing industry in British Columbia has decided to look outside the box by looking to the inside, or more specifically, the interior....read on

BC Racing Options Discussed

February 19, 2014:

Harness Racing B.C. Executive Director Jackson Wittup has said that with a five-year deal for horse racing in the province, the industry will have the chance to explore other options in regard to summer racing opportunities....read on

Five-Year Deal For B.C. Racing

February 15, 2014:

The B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee finalized a multi-year funding arrangement among the principal participants in the industry -- track operator Great Canadian Gaming Corp., the Thoroughbred sector and the Standardbred sector -- on Friday....read on

BC Industry Profiled

February 13, 2014:

A report out of British Columbia profiling the provincial harness racing has delved into some of the issues that the local industry is currently wrestling with, although, the article also focuses on some of BC’s optimism....read on


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