Major honour for jockey-turned-trainer Frank Barroby

And the voice of racing at Hastings Racecourse – Dan Jukich – enters the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Major honour for jockey-turned-trainer Frank BarrobyWhen jockey-turned-trainer Frank Barroby received news that he’d been named 2019 recipient of the prestigious Avelino Gomez Memorial Award, he thought they must have made a mistake. “Not the case at all,” said chairperson Tom Cosgrove from Toronto. “Frank once was the leading jockey in four provinces. He’s noted as a great trainer but he…

Stewards keep horse racing between clean and fair

‘Our failure to do our job well is just as serious as the act of a careless jockey’

Stewards keep horse racing between clean and fairThe recent disqualification of a horse at the Kentucky Derby has put new focus on race course stewards. After being involved in horse racing his entire life, Wayne Russell – senior steward at Hastings Racecourse, representing Gaming Policy and Entertainment Division of the B.C. Ministry of Finance – had an insider’s view. Russell announced his…

Vancouver owner’s horse to run in Preakness

‘Our horse has lots of natural speed so we’re either going to be in front or near the lead,” Peter Redekop says

Vancouver owner’s horse to run in PreaknessVancouver horse owner Peter Redekop’s top three-year-old Anothertwistafate has a good chance at winning the $1.5-million Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. Along with being seen by millions of viewers around the world, it will also be shown live at Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse on the big infield screen and simulcast…

Remembering the legacy of B.C. horse racing icon Richard Yates

Notes and quotes from Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver

Remembering the legacy of B.C. horse racing icon Richard YatesOwner, trainer and breeder Richard Yates was a go-to guy when it came to horse racing. Among his many achievements, he was extremely proud of the Hastings Racing Club in Vancouver that he helped form in 2015. On March 22, the racing community was hit by the sad news of Yates’s death from a massive…