Welcome to Harness BC - Fraser Downs
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS MESSAGE CORNER
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
CONGRATULATIONS to Alina MacLeod, her team and everyone that donated to giving Tuesday and Greener Pastures, over $3,000 was raised.
As of Sunday, December 14 (31 days into the meet) the average number of starters per race is 8.38.
2013 Average Saturday night handle
Live $36,231 Total $182,429
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.