Opening Day at Hastings Monday, July 6
Hours of training will be: 6:00am - 11:00am Dark day will be: Monday
Gate Crew on Site: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday Clockers on Site: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Owners are welcome to view morning training from 6:00am – 11:00am on clocker days. All owners may enter through the VIP parking gate and social distancing should be adhered to. Owners must remember to stay frontside and are not permitted backside.
Mark Your Calender
Opening Day Monday, July 6
BC Cup Day TBA
BC Derby Day TBA
Opening Day Monday, June 22
Longacres Mile Day Sunday, September 13
Canadian Derby TBA
Friday, May 15
Opening July 10 Closing September 7
Opening October 31 November 29
CTHS Yearling and Mixed Sale
Preview September 14 Sale September 15
Kentucky Derby Saturday, September 5, 2020
Preakness Saturday, October 3
Belmont Saturday, June 20
November 6, 7, 2020
Keeneland Race Course
Derby Bar and Grill
Daily Racing Form
Florida Thoroughbred Breeders/Owners
Horse Players Association
Horse Racing Nation
Hastings News Update
Please be advised that GCGC has approved immediate access to the backstretch to set up stables and stalls.
However Friday, May 1st is still the first day that horses can be shipped in from 6:00am onwards.
Further Details on Training at Hastings
Hastings opens on Friday, May 1st with training on the track set for the next day, Saturday May 2nd.
Training hours are 6am to 10:30am daily except for Monday’s with a break from 8am to 8:30am.
Timed workouts start Friday May 22nd and continue every Friday, Sat, and Sunday thereafter.
The gate crews attendance and dates will be announced in the near future.
GCGC has agreed to run without patrons if necessary.
Additionally the talks with Hastings have been going very well and we are hoping for a first week in July starting date (not finalized and subject regulatory approval).
Protocol for Hastings Barn Area
1. Hastings barn area re-opens on May 1st 2020 at 6:00 a.m. Horses may ship in from this time forward.
2. The racing surface will open for training on May 2, 2020.
3. Training hours will be from 6:00am to 10:30am, with one break from 8:00am to 8:30am Tuesday through Sunday inclusive. The Track will be closed on Mondays.
4. Only licensed Essentials Personnel will be allowed entry to the barn area, which includes:
HBPA Feed store employees
5. Owners, Jockey Agents and guests are not permitted entry to the barn area at this time.
6. All Essential Personnel must comply with Physical and Social Distancing Rules and Personal Hygiene as set out by the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia.
6. All personnel must abide by any Hastings Racecourse health & safety requirements and COVID-19 precautionary measures. This includes but is not limited to:
Passive and self-screening at the barn area entrance.
Hastings Racecourse’s provided signage of protocol at all entrances of the backstretch must be visible
Stay home when ill or when a family member in the household is ill, and self-isolate/isolate as advised by provincial health authorities
Maintain strict physical distancing of at least two (2) metres (or six (6) feet)
Strict hand handwashing and hygiene when on site
Report any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 immediately to the HBPA, security gate personnel and Michael Zerebeski (General Manager)
7. Tracker's cafeteria will be open for take-out only and abide by all Provincial orders and WorkSafeBC requirements.
In the News
The purposes of the association are;
To represent all members in dealing with Racing Associations with respect to purse contracts, the negotiation of purse contracts, the improvement of facilities, and all other matters of interest and benefit to members.
To take part and advise with Racing Associations, Racing Commissions, governmental departments and agencies and other racing organizations in the establishment of proper rules and conditions which affect in any manner the interests of members, their employees and backstretch personnel.
To work for the improvement of living conditions of members, their employees and backstretch personnel. Within such limits as may be determined from time to time by the directors of the Association.
To aid financially in the care of indigent members, their employees and backstretch personnel.
To assist worthy members and other persons who have been associated with thoroughbred racing and who, because of age, physical disability, illness or other reasons have become incapable of self-support.
To care for and to relieve poverty and distress of such worthy members and other persons and their immediate families. To institute or aid in any movement that will aid or protect the general welfare of the racing industry, the interests of members and their employees, and of backstretch personnel.
To support any officer, director or member acting officially for the Association, who has been discriminated against in the allocation of stalls or otherwise on account of his activities on behalf of the Association.
To create, establish and maintain funds to promote any of the foregoing: and For any of the foregoing purposes, to acquire, receive, dispose of and otherwise deal in any way with real and personal property of all types and to do all the things conducive to the attainment of any such
To bring about a closer and more understanding relationship between members, Racing Associations, Racing Commissions and the public.
As soon as a new racing schedule is ready
"Hot Summer Racing" dates will be posted
Postponed until further notice
The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from
May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020
The 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020 and the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020 to September 4, 2020.
Churchill Downs Incorporated CEO, Bill Carstanjen, stated: “Throughout the rapid development of the COVID-19 pandemic, our first priority has been how to best protect the safety and health of our guests, team members and community. As the situation evolved, we steadily made all necessary operational adjustments to provide the safest experience and environment. The most recent developments have led us to make some very difficult, but we believe, necessary decisions and our hearts are with those who have been or continue to be affected by this pandemic.
Our team is united in our commitment to holding the very best Kentucky Derby ever and certainly the most unique in any of our lifetimes. While we are always respectful of the time-honored traditions of the Kentucky Derby, our Company’s true legacy is one of resilience, the embracing of change and unshakeable resolve."