Welcome to the HBPABC

Welcome to the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of British Columbia website. The HBPABC represents all thoroughbred horse Owners and Trainers who are currently licensed in the province. We advocate for horse welfare, track conditions, and many other areas that are in support of continuing the over 140 years of live thoroughbred racing in the province particularly at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver. We are also a sponsor and supporter of the Hastings Race Club, an inexpensive and fun way for the general public to become a part owner of club horse(s). Come out to Hastings Racecourse and cheer on our many professional, four legged athletes as they make the turn for the finish line!

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Fans Back! Owners and Guest access to backstretch

As of June 28, 2021, all GPEB licensed individuals and signed in guests are allowed access to the backstretch and of course the paddock on Race Days. Race days are Monday and Tuesday’s with the first post at 5:00 pm.

Covid-19 protocol screening must still be completed before entry to the backstretch and for the time being the wearing of masks is still a requirement on the backstretch, including the paddock and in all inside areas of the grandstand, including food and washroom areas.

Race Fans will be able to attend live race evenings and there will be betting terminals for use both inside the Racebook and outside under the steps leading up to the George Royal level. Tellers will be in attendance and some food and beverage services will be provided, with the possibility of some food trucks being invited.

Racing is for all to attend now with the track operator providing guidance to meet overall attendance requirements.

Grandstands areas have been cleaned up to allow for seating for all in what has historically been owners only boxes.

There will be benches along the outside rail and by the grandstand but there will be no other seating on the tarmac. Personal chairs are permitted to be brought on site and will need to be removed daily.

This is great news for our industry as currently the only live sports event in town, we hope folks will come back to enjoy the atmosphere and watching our great athletes run.

Fans Back! Owners and Guest access to backstretch

As of June 28, 2021, all GPEB licensed individuals and signed in guests are allowed access to the backstretch and of course the paddock on Race Days. Race days are Monday and Tuesday’s with the first post at 5:00 pm.

Covid-19 protocol screening must still be completed before entry to the backstretch and for the time being the wearing of masks is still a requirement on the backstretch, including the paddock and in all inside areas of the grandstand, including food and washroom areas.

Race Fans will be able to attend live race evenings and there will be betting terminals for use both inside the Racebook and outside under the steps leading up to the George Royal level. Tellers will be in attendance and some food and beverage services will be provided, with the possibility of some food trucks being invited.

Racing is for all to attend now with the track operator providing guidance to meet overall attendance requirements.

Grandstands areas have been cleaned up to allow for seating for all in what has historically been owners only boxes.

There will be benches along the outside rail and by the grandstand but there will be no other seating on the tarmac. Personal chairs are permitted to be brought on site and will need to be removed daily.

This is great news for our industry as currently the only live sports event in town, we hope folks will come back to enjoy the atmosphere and watching our great athletes run.