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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

Fraser Downs Racetrack ! 

Important Announcements

The Track will be closed on the following days: August 15th for the Rugged Maniac Event, but you will be able to use the inside track in the early morning.  August 29 & 30 -  for the Ride To Conquer Cancer - we will not be able to use the track at all.  August 1st we will have full use of our track! 


Sad News... Bill Young will be truly missed by all of his friends and fellow horsemen in the backstretch at Fraser Downs.  Bill was a true advocate, horseman, mentor and friend to all. Bill loved his Standardbred Horses and Harness Racing. Our condolences go out to his family and all who knew Bill.

 Bill Young


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 invites you to come and learn about Harness Racing Horses as we showcase our Standardbred Horses at Horse Council BC's HORSE DAY in at the PNE on Saturday August 29th from 11am to 7pm.  What an opportunity to learn about our horses and industry!  Check out for details!

 Horse Day at PNE HCBC


Qualifiers will be Thursday September 17th and Thursday September 24th. We're planning a welcome back event for the Horsemen in the Backstretch after qualifiers on September 24th!


HRBC BACKSTRETCH DAY FOR THE COMMUNITY is Saturday September 19th, 2015. Come visit the Backstretch and see where the Harness Racing Horses live and work.  Hours 10-3 pm.  Sign up for rides with the drivers in a Harness Cart and experience the excitement of being out on the Racetrack!!


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HARNESS RACING STARTS!! - Opening Day of Races is Thursday October 1st!!  Mark it on your calendar. In October we will be racing on Thursday and Friday evenings and in November and December Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. 


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.

 mare and foal standing 2015