Win a Parallel 49 VIP package for six to celebrate the launch of Hastings Racecourse’s 2019 season

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      might be celebrating its 130th anniversary, but the legendary location isn’t showing any signs of getting old. In fact, the outdoor sporting and entertainment hot spot is a Vancouver favourite among sports fans, families, and anyone else looking for a good time in a relaxed setting.

      The 2019 season launches in grand style with the Opening Day anniversary on Saturday (May 4). Those joining the festivities can enjoy a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, awesome entertainment, giveaways, food trucks, and more.

      Hastings is best known for its thoroughbred racing, which, if you’ve never seen live, is truly exhilarating. In addition to hosting some of the biggest racing events in the city—including the B.C. Derby, Friday Night Live, and the Deighton Cup—visitors to Hastings Racecourse can also watch live simulcasts of the world-famous races like the Belmont Stakes and Preakness.

      Even racecourse novices can get involved in the action. That’s because a dedicated Racing 101 team of ambassadors will be providing hands-on support right on the Hastings tarmac, helping with everything you need to get started. Better still, admission to Hastings Racecourse and Casino is free, so there’s really nothing to lose. And you know what they say about beginner’s luck.

      But Hastings isn’t just about the races. From May to October, the venue has a . Not to mention some of the best patios in the city with spectacular views of the mountains and waterfront.

      At the Opening Day on May 4, you’ll also get to check out an exciting 10-car display at Hastings Racecourse with the Vancouver British Classic Car Showcase from the annual All British Field Meet (ABFM) 2019. Snap photos next to vintage roadsters from Astons to Austins, Bentleys, Morgans, Rolls-Royces, Triumphs, Jaguars, and other models.

      One thing that’s a sure bet, Hastings’ 2019 season will be the biggest—and best yet.

      To learn more about , including the exciting lineup of signature events this summer, visit . Enter below for your chance to win a VIP-box seat package (valued at $299).



      A 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

      *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: Thursday, May 16, 3:00 am
      Winner(s) will be contacted either by phone or email.

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