Welcome to Harness BC - Fraser Downs
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS MESSAGE CORNER
October 24 , 2014
ALL HRBC members should have received a survey with regards to the 2015 Racing Division stake races, if not please contact the office to receive one. Closing date is Friday, October 31st.
HRBC will be at the "Mane Event" in Chilliwack (Heritage Park) this Fri - Sun. We will have 6 Standardbreds there, putting on demonstrations Fri & Sat and an info booth open all weekend.
Check out the Mane Event website for more information.
DESERT PARK - OSOYOOS
Desert Park has a fulltime Barn Operations position available. Duties: basic maintenance and barn area administration. If interested call Carol Youngerberg, 250-485-2238 or 250-395-2238 or email Pete Hormes at hormes @shaw.ca.
2015 SUMMER STABLING AND RACING OPTIONS UPDATE
We are continuing talks with Fraser Downs with regards to summer stabling. Fraser Downs Management has indicated to HRBC that there will be no summer racing.
Jim Vinnell, Bill Pambrun, Mike Brown (Director of racing - GPEB) and myself met with Racing Management and the Native Band representatives in Kamloops on October 15th. Mike gave both parties an extensive document with regulatory needs and both parties will now have to do a cost analysis to see if racing is possible in the future. The infrastructure is there, it just needs updated.
Osoyoos has given a price to rent the facility for training only, they are a volunteer organization only and are not able to supply any help with manpower for an extended period of time. All cost and risk to host racing would have to come from an outside source.
More information to follow as we have it...
As of October 17, (14 days into the meet) the average number of starters per race is 8.41. Thoroughbred's at Hastings Park is well under 7.
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.
THE MIXED SALE WILL BE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE.
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.