Race Day

Opening Day at Hastings Monday, July 6

June Training

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

Emerald Downs 

Opening Day  Monday, June 22
Longacres Mile Day  Sunday, September 13  


Century Mile
Opening  TBA
Canadian Derby  TBA


Santa Anita
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   

Breeders Cup
November 6, 7, 2020
Keeneland Race Course



Hastings Racing Club

Industry Links

Horsemen Notices

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:


  • Trainers

  • Exercise Riders

  • Grooms

  • Jockeys

  • Hotwalkers

  • Assistant Trainers

  • Blacksmiths

  • Pony Riders

  • Veterinarians

  • Ambulance Personnel

  • GPEB Officials

  • Out Riders

  • Hastings Employees

  • Trackers Employees,

  • 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.

Race Day


In the News
About Us


     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.


Hastings Racecourse

Hot Summer

 As soon as a new racing schedule is ready
"Hot Summer Racing" dates will be posted


Dog Day


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."


Contact Us
David Milburn
Learning Center
Tel: 604-647-2211


Gary Johnson
Vice President

Strategic Planning and Special Initiatives, TBC

Home 604-597-7237
Mobile 778-995-3703

Steve Henson
Vice President

Benevolence, Dental, Grievance, & Winners Foundation
Home 604-435-5807
Mobile 604-764-7918

Neil Stajkowski
Secretary Treasurer

Tel: (604) 831-8408
mail address PO Box 28530 Burnaby, BC, V5C 6J4

Lorne Mitchell
Race Office Liaison

Tel: 778-710-7412 ​


Michael Bye

HBPA Website and Newsletter, Racing
Financials and Horse Population Analysis

Tel: 604-562-3706 ​


For more information regarding the HBPA or this website
contact Michael Bye at  michaelrbye@gmail.com

Hastings Race Office

604.216.5220 Toll Free: 1-877-977-7702
Racing Office Fax: 604.216.5228

Nichelle Milner Racing Secretary

D: 604 216 1605 / C: 778 389 3157


Racing Office Hours

Non-Race Days: Wednesday & Thursday  7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Race Days: Friday – 8:00 am to last race

Race Days: Saturday, Sunday & Holidays  7:00 am to last race

Closed : Non-Holiday Mondays & Tuesdays

Horsemen’s Bookkeeper
604.216.5226 or email:  cristan@bctoba.com

Breeders Corner

CTHS British Columbia Web Site
#7 - 5492 - Production Blvd, Surrey, B.C. V3S 8P5
Tel (604) 534 -0145   FAX: (604) 534-CTHS (2847)

President: Grant Watson

34866 Sandon Place, Abbotsford, BC V3G 1G4
604.746.2494  Cell:204.558.2494
Email: watson.bay.stables@shaw.ca
Website: www.cthsbc.org

New Stride

PO Box 10020 RPO Otter Co-op
Langley, BC  V4W 3Z5 Canada

President: Bill Randall
Phone: 778-985-5673  
email: info@newstride.com

All racing images are copyright protected (2020) and are the property of Michael Bye except archived Hastings images which are public domain.
Other copyright images that may be posted in the future will have photo credits whenever possible.

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