Welcome to Harness BC - Fraser Downs
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS MESSAGE CORNER
It's a busy summer in the Backstretch for those of you who are here on the grounds. We've just had a successful Surrey Doors Open day with 81 people being shuttled into the Backstretch to see the horses. Most had never seen a real horse before so it was an educational opportunity that we seized, and we also informed them abour our HRBC Open House that is scheduled for Saturday September 19th. More details to come on the Open House soon!
A reminder that the track will be used again this year on Canada Day July 1 for parking, and on Saturday August 1 for some big events happening on the fairgrounds, as well as on Saturday August 15 for the Rugged Maniac day.
Just a quick note to let you know that our new website will be launched sometime next week and you will be seeing more updates on events and on issues we are currently addressing. The format will be geared towards the public finding out more about our racing industry and information for the members will be found under tabs.
HRBC 2015 ELIGIBILITY LISTS
2015 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 "2015 Breeders Stake Eligibility List."
We say good-bye to Les.....
Harness Racing BC has just learned that long-time horse owner and breeder, Leslie Cridland also known by the popular " Dal Reo Stables" has passed away this morning at the age of 83.
On behalf of the Directors, Staff and Membership of HRBC, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to his wife Ruth, family members and friends.
WEEKEND EVENTS AT FRASER DOWNS AND FAIRGROUNDS
Remember the Surrey Night Market is now open on weekends and that we access off 64th for night feeds, etc. Fri, Sat and Sun from 6pm -11pm from May 29th to September 20th.
Fred Gillis, Executive Director of ASHA has just confirmed that they will extend the Stake Payments for the 2017 Open Stakes to June 10th as BC horseman did not have adequate notice. Please find nomination forms below.
ATTENTION OWNERS & BREEDERS: BC Bonus and Broodmare cheques can be picked up Friday, May 22nd. In order to pick up your cheque, all owners listed on the cheque must have their 2015 membership paid.
BC Bonus for January 1 - April 24, 2015 paid 0.369599858 cents on the dollar amount earned with an allotment of $83,500.
BC Broodmare Bonus for January 1 - April 24, 2015 paid 0.569135847 cents on the dollar amount earned with an allotment of $201,000.
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER RACE SCHEDULE
To view the race schedule for October and November please see file below " 2015 Race Schedule October to November" or click "Stakes" and look under "Stake Schedule" where you will find the file to view.
ATTENTION - OWNERS OF A 2015 YEARLING, FOAL OF 2014 - ALBERTA STAKES OPEN TO BC
ASHA has contacted us asking if we could assist them on getting the word out regarding the Nomination Payment for the Lady Luck, Ralph Klein Memorial, Northlands Filly Pace, and the Western Canada Pacing Derby Stakes. Deadline is May 15th, so please see the Stake Forms below under "Downloads." If you are in need of additional information, please contact Michelle Aschim - toll free 1-800-852-5985.
Attention Breeders & Owners:
The month of May is just around the corner which means Stake Payments are near. If you have renamed, traded or purchased any horses since the last payment date in May of 2014, it is your responsibility to ensure the stake payment is paid. Deadline is Friday, May 29, 2015. Forms will be mailed out shortly so please watch your mailbox or contact the HRBC office for further information. To view current forms for 2015 please go to Stakes and click "Breeders."