(This story is sponsored by Hastings Racecourse and Casino.)
Hastings Racecourse opened its 2019 summer season in grand style back on May 4, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy a jam-packed schedule full of fun events until October. The legendary location in East Vancouver is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year, so visitors can expect awesome entertainment, giveaways, food trucks, and more.
Take advantage of some of the best patios in the city by attending the first annual B.C. Beer and BBQ Festival on Saturday and Sunday (June 1 and 2). Behold the spectacular views of the mountains and waterfront, as you sip on local craft beer and indulge in the ultimate taste of summer—barbecued food.
On Saturday (June 8), visitors can watch the Belmont Stakes, which is the oldest of three Triple Crown events. The famous race will be shown live from New York on Hastings’ in-field screen, as part of the regular live racing card that starts at 1:50 p.m. Racecourse novices can get involved in the action with the help of the dedicated Racing 101 team of ambassadors, who will be providing hands-on support from the tarmac.
Dig out the blue jeans and your cowboy hats for Country Day on Saturday (June 15). Listen to all of your favourite country music between races and tuck into some good ol’ western food and your favourite brews.
On Father’s Day, on Sunday (June 16), you can show your dad how much you care by treating him in royal fashion to a day of live racing starting at 1:50 p.m. After all, they don’t call it the “sport of kings” for nothing.
From regal dads to regal dogs, cap off the month at Hastings with the Corgi Races on Saturday and Sunday (June 22 and 23). Corgis are the favoured pooch of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and they were a big hit when they made their debut at the racecourse last year. Live racing begins at 1:50 p.m. and as always, it’s free to attend.
To learn more about Hastings Racecourse, including the exciting lineup of signature events this 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 aged 19 or older to gamble
*Must be an Encore member to use free slot play. Registration is available at Guest Services.
This contest has ended.
Contest Deadline: Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 am
Winner(s) will be contacted either by phone or email.