Created on Thursday, 23 July 2015 19:34
Join us as we Celebrate 40 Years of Harness Racing in the community of Cloverdale! While we've gone through name changes at the racetrack, there are horsemen who've been here from the start and we are proud to call them the pioneers of our community.
In celebration of our longtime commitment in the community, we have created the Fraser Downs Horse Racing Club, providing an opportunity for the public to get involved in, socialize and experience the ownership of a race horse.
There will be giveaways, special acknowledgements and events to engage the public this year; as we recognize the contributions of those who've helped create the harness racing industry here and across our country.
Our Anniversary of 40 Years also means we're in for another year of excitement and challenges in reinvigorating the Harness Racing Industry here in BC, and the Backstretch at Fraser Downs Racetrack.
It's not an easy task negotiating with the varied interests who control our future and livelihoods. Yet, we know and strongly believe that our future is an integral part of; and important for the growth of jobs and the economy here in BC.
Fraser Downs Racetrack at Elements Casino is the only Harness Racing track left in British Columbia, providing a valuable opportunity for Track Operator, Great Canadian to work with us to promote the excitement of Harness Racing to the Lower Mainland. We invite you to come out and see what we are doing together to promote horse racing and jobs in the community.
And we can't forget that Surrey is the only major city in BC to have the unique asset of the Big Red Barns to house the Race Horses who live year round in the City; it's a great opportunity for The City to embrace our agriculture and the provision of a vast array of jobs that the horsemen provide, which are close to home.
It really is our privilege to promote and boast about our racing athletes - hardworking trainers, drivers and equine athletes who work 7 days a week to condition and prepare for the races that drive the economy via the gaming industry. Not to mention the investment of breeders and owners. There's no life like it, and a life with horses is a passionate one.
Join us in making Harness Horse Racing your choice of an exciting sport and entertainment option. We invite you to learn about the horses and celebrate their presence in our society today. A strong, vibrant racing industry provides vast social opportunities, careers and lifestyle options for the future.
Afterall, we are the Horsemen and it's our responsibility as the custodians of the horses to ensure their future as thanks to the contributions they've made to the building of our agricultural economies, societies and civilization.
Harness the Passion!!
HARNESS THE VISION...At Harness Racing BC, we strive to provide quality, exciting races to increase revenue for our industry participants and the government. Harness Racing in Cloverdale contributes substantially to the BC economic sectors more than most sports andrtainment through job creation in a variety of sectors - agriculture, hospitality, tourism and careers directly related to working with the horses in the racing
HORSEMAN'S UPDATE CORNER: We're in the process of updating the website and note that all Updates and Notices for Horsemen have been moved to the tab called HRBC News - drop down menu item called Horsemen's Corner. We've also created a new tab for the Racing Club!
Harness Racing BC is pleased to announce that Donna Scrannage has been elected President of our organization. Donna brings a lifetime of experience in the harness racing industry to the table and a renewed enthusiasm for the future of the sport. Please join us in welcoming Donna!
ATTENTION MEMBERSHIP - NO PERSONAL CHEQUE POLICY FOR STAKES
Beginning January 2017, HRBC will no longer be accepting personal cheques for any closed or open stakes; to include all nominations, sustaining, declarations, and starting fees.
Acceptable payment will be debit, credit, money order (bank draft) or cash.
2016 HRBC YEARLING/MIXED SALE
LATE ENTRY EXTENDED
LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH
LATE FEE OF AN ADDITIONAL $50 WILL APPLY
(Total Entry Fee: $210.00 taxes included)