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Hastings Racecourse

Hastings Racecourse is a horse racing facility at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Originally called East Park, it opened for business in 1889. Hastings Racecourse is a currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation who acquired the operation in 2004.

On the first Monday in August, a public holiday, the track hosts BC Cup Day that features a series of six races for top Thoroughbreds in various classes. In September, the two most important races for three-year-olds in British Columbia, the British Columbia Breeders' Cup Oaks and the British Columbia Breeders' Cup Derby, are run at Hastings Racecourse. Major races include:

Grade 3:

  • Lieutenant Governors Stakes
  • Ballerina Breeders' Cup Stakes

Ungraded stakes:

  • British Columbia Breeders' Cup Oaks
  • Fantasy Stakes
  • Ascot Graduation Stakes



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