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HORSEMEN'S UPDATE CORNER:

HRBC OFFICE CLOSURE

Please note that the HRBC office will be closed from June 30th to re-open on July 17th.

Any inquiries regarding stabling can be directed to Darren Callaghan or the Security Shack.

Have a great Canada Day!

 


 

2018 GPEB STANDARDBRED RULE CHANGES ARE OUT - May 22, 2018

Chapter 1 Rule 141 (Definitions)
Sulky – a dual wheel racing vehicle (bike) with dual shafts not exceeding the height of the horse's withers, shafts must be hooked separately on each side and approved by the United States Trotting Association.
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Chapter 6 Rule 218(3)
218. The Paddock Judge
The Paddock Judge, appointed by the Track Operator, shall:
(3) Inspect a horse and sulky for any change in equipment, broken or defective equipment and saddle pads.
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Chapter 7 Rule 230(1) – add (a)
230. Equipment
(1) (a) Only sulkies approved by the United States Trotting Association will be permitted in a race

 


NOTICE OF TRACK CLOSURES for MONTH OF JULY

The Track will be closed on the following days:

Sunday – July 1st

Saturday – July 14th           but Open Sunday July 15th

Saturday – July 21st           but Open Sunday July 22nd

 

 


 

NOTICE TO ALL HORSEMEN!!!

TRACK CLOSURE for RODEO & COUNTRY FAIR

The following is now confirmed for the 2018 Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair.

1). Racetrack for Public Parking.

      Rodeo takes over Racetrack @ 10:00 AM on Wednesday May 16th

      Rodeo returns Racetrack @ 4:00 PM on Wednesday May 23rd

2). Training Track

      Can be used up to 8:30 AM during our event – May 18th to 21st

The Office will be closed from Thursday May 17th and will reopen Tuesday May 22nd, 2018


THANK YOU TO ALL HRBC MEMBERS FOR YOUR COOPERATION DURING THE CLOSURE OF THE TRACK FOR THE SURVEY. THE SURVEY HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND WE SHOULD HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE ADDITIONAL TRACK CLOSURE - The Surveyors are here today May 3rd and will also be surveying the race track on Monday May 7th so both tracks will be closed starting at 7:30 am.  The tracks will be open May 4th, Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th for training this weekend.

 


 

2018 YEARLING / MIXED SALE

 

HRBC will be holding the 2018 Yearling & Mixed Sale on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in the Agriplex building located on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.  Further updates to follow.

 

TO VIEW THE LIST OF ENTRIES TO DATE, AND/OR VIEW SALE FORMS, CLICK EVENTS 

 

 


 

Important Notice to Backstretch!

TRACK CLOSURE

Please note that the Main Track will be closed down at 8:00 am on Thursday May 3rd, 2018 for the whole day so HRBC can have a grading survey of the track done.

Please have your training done prior to that time on Thursday and thank you for your cooperation in getting this important survey done.

 


 

On Thursday, April 26, 2018 the bonus cheques from the Broodmare and BC Bonus Awards will be ready for disribution.  To view the current eligibility for the bonus program go to BC Breeding and click BC Breeders Bonus/ Broodmare Bonus.

Please note, in order to be eligible for the bonus, recipients must be a paid up member in good standing with HRBC.


Congratulations to those who have been elected to serve the membership of HRBC; and a sincere thank you to everyone who put their name forward to run to represent the membership; and thank you also to those whose terms will cease this month for their past service.

The new Board of Directors will commence their terms after the AGM on April 17th, 2018.

Breeders: Acclaimed
Kelly MacMillan
Deanna Merritt

 

Owners: Elected
Bill Pambrun
Earla Sifert

 

Trainer/Drivers: Elected
Jeff Waltenburgh
Clint Warrington

 


Important Item for Harness Racing Industry and Supporters of the horse industry!

AGRICULTURAL LAND REVIEW SURVEY


Have your say! Equine industry input is needed to protect and improve the ability to keep and raise horses in your neighborhood! B.C.'s Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham, announced the formation of an independent committee to lead a public engagement process and provide recommendations to the provincial government around this important topic. The Advisory Committee will consider best approaches to revitalizing the ALR and the ALC. You are encouraged to complete AGRI's online survey. Survey ends April 30 2018

 

https://engage.gov.bc.ca/agriculturallandreserve/

 

 


 

Elements has a new website: 

Trouble-shooting! I had several calls on the weekend from members and fans trying to watch the races. Elements Casino has changed their website and we weren't notified about it. If you could update your link to www.elementscasinosurrey.com you should be able to see all of the racing information now.

 


 

 


Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ballots Announced!

2018 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ballot


  

REMINDER FOR THE GPEB RULES CHANGES - MEETING ON MARCH 27TH AT 1:00 PM IN THE BACKSTRETCH RESTAURANT -

GPEB Proposed Rule Changes 2018 Standardbreds

  


Reminder - Start Fees due Tuesday,  March 13th for the Wendell Smith Memorial - 3 Year OId BC Bred horses.

 
Nomination Fees due Tuesday, March 13th for the Keith Linton Memorial Open 3 Year Old H&G and the Penny Bath Memorial Open 3 Year Old Fillies.
 

 


Reminder of the Rules Change Meeting with GPEB on February 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Backstretch


Request to HRBC Members - if you have changed your email address recently or have not been receiving emails from the office, please send your email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we may update our records for future notices.  Thank you!

 


 

Reminder that today March 7th, 2018 by 4:30 pm is the deadline for Nomination Submissions for running for the Board of Directors of HRBC.


 

LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE FOR CHRIHF CLASS OF 2018

The horse racing community is reminded that nominations for the CHRHF Class of 2018 close tomorrow, March 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm E.S.T.  The public are welcome to participate in the nomination of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2018.  See below file for more information.

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Press Release

 


 Reminder - Start Fees due Tuesday,  March 6th for the Sale Stake 19 - 3 YO Fillies

 


 

 Reminder - Start Fees due February 27 for the Sales Stake - 3 YO Colts & Geldings


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS:  February 23, 2018 - Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations!   AGM to be held April 17th, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Backstretch Restaurant.  Call for Nominations for Election of Directors - 2 Breeders, 2 Owners, 2 Trainer/Drivers  - nomination forms may be obtained from the  HRBC office or here via pdf link

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nomination

2018 Nomination Form for Directors/Election

 

NOTICE TO ALL HORSEMEN: The GPEB Rules Change Meeting will be held Tuesday March 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the HRBC Board Room. Rule Changes are to be submitted  to Mike Brown by Friday March 2nd, 2018. No requests will be accepted after that date. Please obtain forms in the HRBC Office on the counter.


 

2018 Harness Racing BC Stakes Schedule - Printable

                                                                      


 STAKE DEADLINE REMINDER:
BC OPEN STAKE - KEITH LINTON & PENNY BATH - FOALS OF 2016
2 YO Sustaining Fee: $200 Payable to Standardbred Canada
FEBRUARY 15, 2018 PAYMENT DEADLINE
Note: Envelopes must be post-marked on or before Thursday, February 15, 2018 to be accepted.v

 

 

Exciting News for Fundraising this Year in our Standardbred Horse Racing Industry!

Greeners Pastures is having their Pub Night FUNdraiser this Saturday January 27th starting at 5:30 pm at Rusty’s Pub in Cloverdale. Tickets for the meal deal are $20 and proceeds go to the BC Standardbred Horse Adoption Society, known as Greener Pastures. 

 

 

There is great work being done here to retrain and rehome our retired harness racing horses so come on out, connect with everyone, share horse stories and bid on the Silent Auction items!

 

The BIG NEWS is that Meridian Farms has graciously donated two breedings – One for Vertical Horizon and one for Santanna Blue Chip and they will be auctioned off at the Rusty’s Pub night only!! Bidding starts at 5:30 pm and closes at 9:00 pm sharp!  All proceeds for these two breedings go to Greener Pastures. Collections and transport are the responsibility of the successful bidder.  

 

You will also see an incredible assortment of horse-related and non-horse related items included in the Silent Auction – so get down to Rusty’s Saturday night!!  Door Prizes too!

 

Working together to increase the horse population in BC!

 

The other BIG NEWS is that there is another chance to support a great cause if you miss out on these.  Harness Racing BC is once again offering multiple stallions up for this year’s closed bidding auction with proceeds going to the HRBC Benevolent Fund.  Breeders have generously donated breedings to the following Four Stallions:  Mystery Chase, Classic Card Shark, Believeinbruiser (two breedings) and JK Royal Flush (live cover only in Alberta).  Collections and transport are the responsibility of the successful bidder.

 

The bidding will start February 2nd and close on March 2nd.  Winners will be announced March 5th.  Bids will be opened and information updated on February 16th just like last year’s format.

 

Detailed information will be in the HRBC office once again and if you need details please contact Executive Director Carla Robin or Director Sandra Roberts who has put this fundraiser together again this year.   Email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the office.

 

 


 

As members know, we have two of the missed race dates in January added into the April 2018 Race dates at the end of the meet - please spread the word!

 

2018 Harness Racing BC Race Dates Schedule Revised

 


2017 BC STANDARDBRED INDUSTRY AWARDS BANQUET

Please join us on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to celebrate and honour our 2017 Champions! 

This years’ banquet will be held at Elements Casino in the Dragon Lounge; evening program offers a buffet dinner, award presentations and dancing to follow with DJ music.

Ticket price is $30 per person and can be purchased in the office of Harness Racing BC.   

 


REVISED STAKES DATES JANUARY TO APRIL 2018

 2018 STAKES JAN - APRIL HRBC REVISED

 2018 HRBC STAKES SCHEDULE REVISED

NOTICE TO

Harness Racing BC Members

There will be a General Information Session

In the Backstretch Restaurant on

Wednesday January 10th, 2018

At 1:30 pm

 

 

 


 


 

KEITH LINTON MEMORIAL & PENNY BATH MEMORIAL

FUTURE OPEN STAKES - FOALS OF 2016 - TO RACE AS A 3 YEAR OLD IN 2019

REMINDER: 2 YEAR OLD SUSTAINING PAYMENT IS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2018

 

2 YEARS OLD IN 2018

Sustaining Fee of $200 is due by February 15, 2018

 

LATE NOMINATION FEE: If you missed the yearling payment, you may pay a late sustaining / nomination fee of $500 which includes the $200, 2 year old sustaining fee which is due February 15, 2018.

 

Payments can be made online with a credit card or debit on the SC website.

If mailing, make cheques payable to Standardbred Canada. All envelopes must be clearly post-marked by the stake payment due date to be accepted, despite inadequacies of the postal system. Registered mail is recommended.

 



2018 MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE - JANUARY 1, 2018

Just a reminder that your 2018 Harness Racing BC Membership is due by January 1, 2018.

 

 


 GPEB Rule Change Effective November 22, 2017

2017 Rule Change for Nasogastric Tube

 SALE ENTRIES:

If you would like to view the list of the Broodmares that HRBC has purchased please go to EVENTS and click Broodmare Entry List.

  


 

 

 


 

  

 


For your convenience:

- Computer for Members - It's great to see members coming into the office to use the computer. Remember that HRBC has set up a computer for members to use in the Boardroom so you can access the web and conduct on-line business like SC memberships.  We're happy to make things easier for you to access.

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Live Horse Racing Starts Thursday

September 20, 2018  and runs through

to the end of April 2019 at Cloverdale's

Fraser Downs Racetrack - see you at

the races!

 

 

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 ! 

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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!

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Harness Racing BC Society is A Proud Member of the Surrey Board of Trade, Year 2018

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HARNESS RACING  - Harness the Passion with us! We have great athletes out here on the track - full fields and very competitive!  Come on out to the Homestretch and join other horse sports enthusiasts from across the Lower Mainland.  You've never seen racing until you've seen the sport of Harness Racing!