Racing at Hastings Racecourse is about for Monday, depending on air high quality

Hastings is open for simulcasting daily and admission is free. This Saturday is the day to come back out. There’s a nice card at Century Mile in Edmonton

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Air high quality allowing, there might be reside horse racing at Hastings Racecourse on Monday. Final Monday’s card was cancelled as a result of smoke that drifted into the Decrease Mainland from the wildfires which are at present overwhelming B.C. Coaching was banned Sunday, and on Monday horses weren’t allowed to work. They had been in a position to jog or gallop, simply no heavy lifting.

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“It was unlucky and disappointing we needed to cancel the races,” stated David Milburn, president of the native chapter of the Horsemen’s Protecting and Benevolent Affiliation. “Nevertheless, the well being of the horses and riders comes first. We are going to do the perfect we will to make up the races.”

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The seven races cancelled are a part of the 10-race program that begins at 5:45 p.m. this Monday. Included are 4 $50,000 stakes races for horses offered at a Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society sale. This yr’s sale will happen on the Thunderbird Present Park in Langley on Wednesday, Aug. 30. These wishing to get an excellent take a look at the horses up for public sale can attend the Yearling Parade, which begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Within the good ole days, horseracing and the Truthful on the PNE went hand in hand. It was enjoyable to see the big crowds flip up, and it was nice publicity for the monitor. Throughout the Truthful now, the infield at Hastings is used for parking.

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Nevertheless, Hastings is open for simulcasting daily and admission is free. This Saturday is the day to come back out. There’s a nice card at Century Mile in Edmonton, which incorporates the Grade 3, $200,000 Canadian Derby, $100,000 Century On line casino Oaks, $100,000 Northland Distaff, and $100,000 Velocity to Spare Championship. Horses based mostly at Hastings are the morning-line favorite in three of the 4 races. At Consideration is the 2-1 second selection within the Velocity to Spare.

The all-stakes Decide 4 begins with the Oaks within the ninth race the place Air Power is gunning for her fifth-straight victory for coach Keith Pedersen and jockey Antonio Reyes.

Reyes may even be aboard celebrity Infinite Persistence within the Distaff. The Barbara Heads-trained 6-year-old gained the Distaff by seven widening lengths final yr.

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Subsequent up is the Derby the place an overflow area of 14 horses are entered within the 1-1/4 miles race. Solely 12 will begin with the undefeated Sunbird, skilled by Terry Jordan the 3-1 favorite. I’m going with Abeliefinthislivin. He’s an honest value at 10-1, has Amadeo Perez using for Heads, completed in entrance of Heroic Transfer at Churchill Downs three again, and being by Arrogate he ought to be capable to run all day. Heroic Transfer, 9-2, was closely favoured when he completed second to Mano Dura within the Manitoba Derby, Aug. 7. Mano Dura, 5-1, can take house a $100,000 bonus if he wins Saturday and repeats within the Grade 3, $125,000 B.C. Derby at Hastings on Sept. 16.

Reyes and Heads crew up once more within the Velocity to Spare with At Consideration. The Bryan and Carol Anderson homebred was the champion older horse in B.C. final yr and is defending his title within the Velocity To Spare. He’s at present on prime of his sport with a pointy win within the B.C. Cup Traditional Aug. 7.

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RACE 1: 2-year-old colts and geldings: Diocles

RACE 2: 2-year-old fillies: Lizzie’s Rayne

RACE 3: 3 & 4-year-old fillies: Shamra

RACE 6: 3 & 4-year-old colts and geldings: Simply Jimmy

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