Welcome to Harness BC - Fraser Downs
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS MESSAGE CORNER
March 5, 2014
As we all know this is such a "HAPPY" and "SAD" business (I guess life is too)
BC Horse racing had both situations occur on the same day (February 28th) as we heard that another one of Fraser Downs backstretch "Good Guy's" passed away. Ed Lechner (71) was out feeding his horses at his farm and had a massive heart attack. There will be a moments silence this Sunday afternoon (March 9th) around 12:25pm and a celebration of life sometime in April, more details to follow.
Also on February 28th on the "HAPPY" side, over $525,000 was distributed to the BC Standardbred industry if you count racing purses and the two bonus programs.
The deadline for Sire Stake #3 (3 year olds in 2014) is March 17th!!!
Tickets for the awards banquet on April 3rd are available in the HRBC office.
The fall racing date application has gone to GPEB for approval, once that is confirmed I will let you know.
Douglas College students, Erin, Anyi and Eric have been spending time at Fraser Downs working on their marketing practicum for HRBC. Thank you to the backstretch group that met with the students in a focus group setting.
Until next time.......
Wall of Memory- The Board of Director's would like to update the "Wall of Memory", please let the office know the persons name and year of passing.
DEADLINES TO REMEMBER
2014 HRBC Membership is due now. Please submit your application along with payment to avoid interruptions when picking up cheques. Form attached below.
Stake Payment Deadline - Sires Stake #3 (foals of 2011) - DUE MARCH 17, 2014