Welcome to Harness BC - Fraser Downs
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS MESSAGE CORNER
November 22, 2014
What a great day, sunshine and a crowd of approximately 90 people came out to the Mixed sale in the paddock. To view the results of the sale, please see below. A special thank you goes out to all of the helpers, couldn't have done it without you!
November 23, 2014
Good luck to everyone that purchased horses at the paddock mixed sale yesterday at Fraser Downs. Sure nice to see a couple of new names on the buyer's side of the result sheet.
2015 Breeders programs and stakes race update!!!
A complete review of all Breeders programs and stake races was done last summer by a large committee over the summer, recommendations were made to the Board and posted.
At the November meeting of the Board reviewed the following: 2015 Breeders Stakes and incentives, 2014 stakes program shifted to the Racing division of allotment and members survey
After a lengthy discussion, the Board felt the 2015 Breeders program has enough incentives to sustain a healthy program.
The Board felt the previous stakes program (Mr. Vancouver, Miss Valentine, etc.) was not achieving the desired results for BC racing.
The Board feels there should be a healthy relationship with Alberta and the fact there were some concessions made to open their stakes program would give the BC based horses the opportunity to race there.
The Board endorses the stakes program with a 3 year old race to have eliminations and final for each sex in April. The original concept of eliminations and final for each sex of older horses will be moved to the fall. A two year old race (divisions if needed) for each sex will be written after Breeders Classic day.
The spring dates and purses will be finalized shortly.
As of Sunday, November 21 (25 days into the meet) the average number of starters per race is 8.2931.
We will be doing a review at the end of October with respect to Thursday wagering. Off the top of my head I expect to find Thursday's weak (not as much as you might think from Saturday nights last year) and Friday's to be up this year.
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.