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Flamboro, Fraser, Hastings Racing Halted

March 18, 2020:

On Wednesday, March 18, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced the temporary suspension, until further notice, of the conduct of racing and training at its three racetracks that are currently active. This includes Flamboro Downs in Hamilton, Ontario, Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, B.C., and Fraser Downs in Surrey, on

Hastings Backstretch Workers Escorted

August 20, 2019:

The Canada Border Services Agency and Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse for Thoroughbreds have each commented on a Monday morning (Aug. 19) situation that saw multiple backstretch workers escorted off the premises of the track by members of the on

Jukich To BC Sports Hall Of Fame

November 18, 2018:

Dan Jukich, longtime voice of British Columbian horse racing, will be among the newest inductees into the BC Sports Hall of on

Support Continues For Fire Victims

January 9, 2016:

The outpouring of contributions in reaction to Monday's tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre continues as organizations both north and south of the Canadian border have recently announced initiatives to help support those individuals on

MacDonald Promoted At Great Canadian

January 10, 2015:

Effective Monday, Hastings Racecourse general manager Darren MacDonald will now be involved in providing oversight and direction to harness racing in the province of British Columbia, according to a statement made by a Great Canadian Gaming Corporation on

Hastings Agreement Extended

October 27, 2014:

It has been announced that the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has reached an agreement for a two-year extension to the operating agreement for its Hastings Racecourse property in Vancouver, British on

Fundraiser Set For JJJ Stables

June 6, 2014:

It has been announced that Fraser Downs and Harness Racing B.C. will be co-hosting an upcoming fundraising evening at the Surrey track in support of the principals of JJJ Stables, the owners of 17 Standardbreds that perished in a Langley, B.C. barn fire on Sunday, June on

MacDonald Announced As Hastings GM

March 24, 2014:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren MacDonald to the position of general manager of Hastings on

Hastings To Offer 51 Dates In 2014

March 4, 2014:

It was announced last week that British Columbia Thoroughbred track Hastings Racecourse will host 51 live race dates in 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 on

Horsemen's Update On BC Stalemate

January 21, 2014:

On Monday, January 20, a joint update issued by the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of British Columbia (HBPA of BC) brought the provincial horse racing industry up to speed in regard to the ongoing discussion surrounding race dates and funding issues in on

BC Extends Funding...For Now

January 17, 2014:

British Columbia Horse Racing Industry Management Committee Chair Doug Scott stated this week that, on an interim basis, the provincial industry will continue to use the income-sharing arrangements that have been in place since 2012 until a more permanent solution can be on

Eaves Issues Letter To Toronto Star

October 30, 2013:

On Wednesday, October 30, Woodbine Entertainment Group President and CEO Nick Eaves penned a letter to the editor of the Toronto Star in response to an article the publication ran this past on

GCGC's Mutti To Hard Rock Vancouver

August 14, 2013:

Peter Goudron, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation's senior vice president, Operations (West) has announced the appointment of Raj Mutti as executive director of the new Hard Rock Casino on

Blank, Mutti Comment On BC Challenges

April 16, 2013:

On the heels of the recently released report on how to both revitalize and make BC's horse racing industry sustainable, Hastings Racecourse General Manager Raj Mutti and Great Canadian Gaming Corp. Vice President Howard Blank have each commented on what has to be done to keep racetracks on

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