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 December 16, 2014

 

We have just learned that former Cloverdale resident, Phil Hudon, is coming home for some Christmas fun and will be driving at Fraser Downs on December 28th and January 1st.  Phil had also indicated that he will donate his drivers fees for December 28th to the Surrey Food Bank along with Buddys Hope.       Thanks Phil 

I am very sad to report that HRBC President, Jim Vinnell, has resigned from the HRBC and TBC Boards due to serious health issues.  Jim, on behalf of all members, the Board and staff we are wishing for you to get through these issues and come back and have fun at the races in a less stressful situation.

Sue Currie will be filling out the rest of Jim's term and Bill Pambrun will move up to President.  Welcome to the Board Sue!!!

Congratulations to Bill Davis for making it as a finalist for the O'Brien Award of Horsemanship, inaugural winner in 2003, wow time flies.

2015 spring stakes schedules are now available in the office and on the website, nomination forms will be available as we get closer to the dates.

The Standardbred Canada "The Heart of Harness Racing" 2015 calendar is available in the HRBC office.  The picture that our very own, Cherie Paskaruk, took of Sandra Roberts and Alverna in the snow at Fraser Downs made it for the month of January, congratulations Cherie.

BUDDYS HOPE FINISHED 4TH ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

I am sure most of you have heard by now that Owner/Trainer Daniel Gaboury has donated the earnings for Buddys Hope in December to the Surrey Food Bank.  HRBC and Fraser Downs will match those donations, Trainer Justin Currie has stepped up to the plate and offered to donate his 5% Trainer's fees from his stable for the month of December and I will donate $50 for each of Buddys wins as well.  If anyone else would like to get involved please call me at the HRBC office 604-574-5558.

UP TO DATE DONATIONS:  TOTAL $1,616

Thanks everyone!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alina MacLeod, her team and everyone that donated to giving Tuesday and Greener Pastures, over $3,000 was raised.

Interesting facts...

As of Sunday, December 14 (31 days into the meet) the average number of starters per race is 8.38.

Betting summary for 2013/14 overlap days with Hastings. 

2013 Average Saturday night handle

Live $22,210      Total  $121,633

2014 Average Thursday night handle

Live $16,338      Total $111,670

2013 Average Friday night handle

Live $23,802      Total $144,094

2014 Average Fright night handle

Live  $36,231      Total $182,429

Until next time.....

 


 

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Important Announcement

2015 STAKE SCHEDULE - The 2015 schedule / forms for the upcoming stakes for March and April have now been posted! To view, please go to Stakes and click Scheduel/Forms or pick up a copy in the HRBC office.



 

REMINDER - DEADLINE FOR ALL 2014 NEW FOAL APPLICATIONS - DECEMBER 31, 2014


RAY GEMMILL RETIREMENT CELEBRATION - December 7th in the backstretch kitchen after the last race. This event will be a pot luck feast so if you able to bring an item, please sign the sheet that is in the kitchen.  On the event of the races being cancelled, the celebration will be cancelled as well.  For further information, please call Kelly Hudon @ 604-312-8000.

 



 
 

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