March 28, 2022 Statement of Condolence

The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of BC shares the grief of our racing family here in British Columbia following the terribly sad news of Glen Todd’s recent passing.

Glen’s immense contribution to the industry in the Province over the years is impossible to overstate. His loss, and the loss of his loyalty and friendship to all of us involved in racing at Hastings, will be felt keenly for some time to come.

Glen’s generosity, vision, extraordinary energy and work ethic were a driving force. His kindnesses, small and extremely large, touched many on the backstretch and beyond over the years. Indeed, when the global pandemic threatened the very survival of Hastings as a racing venue, it was that generosity, commitment and swift action that saved the day.

Glen’s North American Thoroughbred Horse Company will continue to race here at Hastings this season as planned. However, Glen’s voice, his wisdom and his guidance will leave an incalculable void. His passing reduces us all.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. Rest in peace, Glen.

Signed

Board of Directors HBPA BC

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Getting Ready for Opening Day!

On a beautiful spring day, the first track gallops since last October were seen at Hastings.  A new fence protecting the track users has been installed and will now be cured on site with painting to happen after the season.

Horses have begun to be brought in by their trainers. Opening day will be Saturday, May 7 which coincides with the Kentucky Derby.

Patrons will be welcomed and encouraged to attend nearly a full pre-covid race meet. We know many have been waiting to get back and enjoy racing at Hastings Park.

Owners may attend training sessions to observe their horses train and attend the stalls to meet with their trainers.  As is the case for all who are licensed and can access the backstretch, Covid-19 protocols are still in place which currently include vaccination requirements or negative test results. Masks are still a required on the backstretch, including the paddock and in all inside areas such as the race office and feed store.

Notices will be posted by the east gate and questions may be asked of the security personnel; however, any issues can be directed to the Hastings Race Office as it is the operator who provides oversight and access controls to the site.

See you at the track!

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.