(This story is sponsored by Hastings Racecourse and Casino.)
The summer season at Hastings Racecourse might be in full swing, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the jam-packed schedule full of fun events taking place through September. In celebration of 130 years of horseracing in B.C., visitors can expect awesome entertainment, giveaways, food trucks, and more.
Dust off those fascinators and fedoras for five Friday Night live racing cards taking place from 7 p.m. every Friday until September 6. Watch the races under the lights from the track or take in the action from Silks restaurant, which offers full service dining with a gourmet buffet served every live race day. Tiered seating and floor-to-ceiling windows have panoramic views of the North Shore Mountains, Burrard Inlet, and the track, while tableside television monitors allow you to capture the race up close.
And for those who want to take the party into the weekend, don’t miss out on happy hour at the Eclipse Lounge on Saturdays and Sundays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
On September 7, racing enthusiasts and novices alike won't want to miss out on the richest stakes race on the Hastings 2019 calendar. The 74th running of the B.C. Derby takes on a new look at Hastings Racecourse with B.C. Racing Hall of Fame owner Peter Redekop having increased the purse to $250,000. Together with the $100,000 B.C. Oaks, $50,000 SW Randall Plate, and $50,000 Delta Colleen, there is total purse money of $450,000 up for grabs. It all begins with a special start time of 12:50 p.m. And as always, admission is free.
To learn more about Hastings Racecourse, including the exciting lineup of signature events taking place throughout the summer, visit the website. Enter below for your chance to win a Parallel 49 VIP-box seat package (valued at $299).
A Parallel 49 VIP-box seat package for six guests (valued at $299), which includes:
- A VIP host and dedicated server
- Comfortable reserved seating in the exclusive VIP-box seats
- Six official Hastings Racecourse and Casino live racing programs
- Six $5 Win Wagering Vouchers for each guest*
- Six $5 Casino Slot Free Play for each guest*
- Two signature Hastings pizzas
- A dozen craft beers from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
*Gratuity not included
*Must be age 19 or older to gamble
*Must be an Encore member to use free slot play. Registration is available at guest services.
* Required fields
Contest Deadline: Wednesday, August 28, 3:00 am
Winner(s) will be contacted either by phone or email.