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In The Backstretch  - Behind the Scenes


The Backstretch is the heart and hub of racetracks across Canada. It's all about the Standardbred Horses and the people who look after them.  A walk through the big red barns at Fraser Downs reveals the devotion of the hardworking horsemen of Harness Racing BC.

This column features those people and horses that drive this incredible industry. 



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The Homestretch

The Homestretch is the hub for horsemen, horse enthusiasts, and wagering at the Elements Casino in Cloverdale, BC.   Harness Racing BC invites you to bring your friends and co-workers to dine and socialize with us.  Learn about our athletes - the horses and the drivers; and experience the exciting atmosphere of watching the Harness Horses race to the finish line at

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Harness Racing BC is proud to be a member of the buyBC Program - Standardbreds are the first registered BCBred horse in this program!


A Proud Member of the Surrey Board of Trade, Year 2015

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HRBC 2015 ELIGIBILITY LISTS:  Stake Payments have now been completed and horses have been staked accordingly.  To view the lists for the foals of 2012, 2013, and 2014 go to "Stakes" "Breeders" and click the PDF file named "2015 Breeders Stake Eligibility List."


HORSES HORSES HORSES!  Harness Racing BC showcased our Standardbred Horses at Horse Council BC's HORSE DAY in at the PNE on Saturday August 29th from 9am to 8:30pm. The weather was rotten but it drove the public into the barns and thousands saw our race horses and learned about our horses and industry!  Check out for details! They have a great writeup on the event.

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HRBC BACKSTRETCH DAY FOR THE COMMUNITY was Saturday September 19th, 2015. Hundreds of people from as far as Mission and West Vancouver came to visit the Backstretch and see where the Harness Racing Horses live and work.  A great experience was had by all despite the rain and wind!


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HARNESS RACING HAS STARTED!! - In October we race Thursday eves at 6pm and Friday eves at 7pm!!  Mark it on your calendar. In November and December we race Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. We have great athletes out there on the track - full fields and very competitive!


November 28th - Yearling & Mixed Sale Evening at the Showbarn in the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. The Public is welcome to come and experience the excitement of purchasing horses for racing at Fraser Downs Racetrack.

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