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2 YO Open Stakes STARTING FEES DUE: Dan Ingram Memorial 2 YO Open C&G & The Fraser Miss 2 YO Open Fillies are due Tuesday, November 19th 

 

ATTENTION MEMBERS: During our recent sale on October 2nd, the BC Bred yearling "OLD BROWN TRUCK" was purchased for $20,000; bidder did not complete the sale transaction which led HRBC to place the BC & Ontario eligible colt up for auction on the auction site, Ongait.  Please visit ongait.com to place your bid.

 

What a success! Last night during the 2019 HRBC Yearling Sale, we had 21 yearlings sold out of the 37 entered and hip # 20 Codename Cigar Box dominated the ring giving owner/breeder Surdale Farms Ltd.,sold to Kelly Hoerdt for  a whopping bid price of $47,000, second in row was hip #16, If Only Id Known owned and bred by Surdale Farms sold to JJJ Stables for a price of $35,000, third in line was hip #27, Exotic Dragon owned and bred by Surdale Farms sold to Keith Clark for another big price tag of $25,000 and 4th in line was hip #4 Old Brown Truck owned and bred by Deborah Burstyk and sold to Justin Currie for a  price tag of $20,000.  To all of the consignors and new owners, CONGRATULATIONS!!

A special thank you to all of the sale staff for a job well done!!!  To see the results from last nights sale, go to Events and click the file - 2019 HRBC Sale Results.

 

Total sales amounted to $256,500.00 with an average of $7,125.00. 

2019 Horse Population Incentive of $750

In keeping with the commitment to increase the horse population for the Standardbred horse racing industry in BC, HRBC recognizes the importance of horses committed to racing at Fraser Downs Racetrack.

To view the conditions of this incentive please review the Letter of Commitment and Agreement below:

2019 HORSE Population Incentive Letter of Commitment and Agreement - Printable

ATTENTION MEMBERSHIP - EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2019 Harness Racing BC will be charging an ENVIRONMENTAL FEE of $20.00 per stall. 

 
DRIVER FEE POLICY EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 - Beginning September 19th Harness Racing BC will be implementing a driver fee policy whereas driver fees will be deducted once a month off purse cheques from the said owner(s).

 
SC OFFICE HOURS- September 11th - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, September 12th - 8:00 am to 1/2 hour before qualifiers

 QUALIFIERS - Attention Horseman:

Qualifiers will begin on September 5th and September 12th @ 12:00 noon.

Jim and Bev Mohorich would like to ask for the cooperation of the members; it would be most helpful if you check your horses brand, you may have to clip to reveal the brand.

If after clipping the brand still is unreadable, get a printout of the brand and notify Jim as he will gladly chip your horse.

Time is of the essence as Jim and Bev Mohorich will be leaving the first week of September for Saskatchewan and Manitoba and will not be returning until mid or late September. If you take this opportunity and have a re-do, this will be done at no cost.


 

A TIME OF SADNESS IN THE STANDARDBRED FAMILY

GEMMILL-RAYMOND OSMOND of Surrey, BC (Cloverdale) and formerly of Cobden, Ontario, passed away peacefully in the Surrey Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in his 90th year.

Celebration of Life will take place on September 21st at Elements Casino in the Homestretch overlooking Fraser Downs at 2:00 pm - 17755 60 Avenue, Surrey BC V3S 1V3

 BROWN - TIMOTHY ALLAN  - Tim passed away on Friday, August 9th at Langley Memorial Hospital.  A Celebration of Life will be held o Sunday, August 25th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at West Langley Hall, 9400 208 Street.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Harness Racing BC Benevolent  Fund.




 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OCTOBER 2, 2019 HRBC SALE

Please be advised that Harness Racing BC Society has been given notice by the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association that the Agriplex building which we had booked for our sale will be undergoing significant renovations that will necessitate a full closure from August 2019 – December 2019.

The HRBC Board of Directors has discussed several possibilities for the venue and a decision was made to have the Sale on grounds (FD backstretch).   We would like to reassure you that a well put together sale can still be accomplished by renting the equipment needed to seat our guests comfortable and ensure the safety of our horses. If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Pennington at the HRBC Office.

 



 

HRBC IMPLEMENTS NEW POLICY FOR PURSE CHEQUES - EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 13, 2018

 Members, please be advised that HRBC will be implementing a new policy regarding purse cheques that have multiple owners. The following options available to owners are as follows:

 

1. Owners must appoint an Athorized Owner allowing purse cheques to be made payable to only ONE OWNER.

 

2. Owners may fill out the HRBC Cheque Authorization form allowing HRBC to split the cheques accordingly.  To have the form accepted, HRBC will need signatures of all owners of said horse with appropriate percentage of ownership listed.

 

2018 HRBC CHEQUE AUTHORIZATION - PRINTABLE

 Please Note:  Standardbred Canada Authorized Agent forms are to be completed with Standardbred Canada, BC Representative, Sandra Isbister.  Please do not confuse the authorized agent forms with the CHEQUE AUTHORIZATION form you may be required to complete with HRBC.

 


 

    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 and entertainment through job creation in a variety of sectors - agriculture, hospitality, tourism and careers directly related to working with the horses in the racing industry

 

 

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