01/16/2015 1:25PM

British Columbia Derby boosted in value to $200,000

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Thirty-eight stakes worth a total of $2.4 million have been scheduled for the 2015 Hastings meet that begins April 25.

The purse for the Grade 3, $200,000 British Columbia Derby was increased by $50,000. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds will be run Sept. 13 on the richest card of the year. Supporting the B.C. Derby are the $100,000 B.C. Oaks, the $50,000 S.W. Randall Plate for 3-year-olds and up, and the $50,000 Delta Colleen for fillies and mares.

The Randall and Delta Colleen serve as the final preps for the Grade 3, $100,000 Premiers for 3-year-olds and up and the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina for fillies and mares, which will be co-featured on Canadian Thanksgiving, Oct. 12. Also on the stakes-rich card are the $75,000 Ascot Graduation for 2-year-olds and the $75,000 Fantasy for juvenile fillies.

The B.C. Cup Classic for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles headlines six $50,000 stakes restricted to B.C.-breds on B.C. Cup Day, Aug. 3. The purse for the $50,000 B.C. Cup Classic was reduced by $25,000.

Last year, the $1,450,747 wagered on B.C. Cup Day accounted for the largest mutuel handle at the meet.

The richest races for 2-year-olds in Canada west of Ontario – the $100,000 Jack Diamond Futurity for colts and geldings and the $100,000 Sadie Diamond Futurity for fillies – will share top billing Sept. 20.

Hastings will open for training Feb. 5 without a racing secretary or assistant racing secretary.

“We are very close to having a racing secretary,” said Hastings general manager Darren MacDonald. “We found a strong candidate, and hopefully, we will be able to make an announcement in early February.”

DATE EVENT CONDITIONS DISTANCE PURSE
 
Sun., Apr 26 Brighouse Belles F&M 3YO & UP 6 1/2 furlongs $50,000
 
Sun., Apr 26 George Royal 3YO & UP 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Sun., May 3 Ross McLeod 3YO F 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Sun., May 3 Jim Coleman Province 3YO 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Mon., May 18 John Longden 6000 3YO & UP 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Mon., May 18 Strawberry Morn F&M 3YO & UP 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Sat., June 6 Emerald Downs 3YO F 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Sat., June 6 River Rock Casino 3YO 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Sun., June 7 Sir Winston Churchill 3YO & UP 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Sun., June 7 Vancouver Sun F&M 3YO & UP 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Wed., July 1 Lieutenant Governors 3YO & UP 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Wed., July 1 Supernaturel 3YO F 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Wed., July 1 Monashee F&M 3YO & up 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Wed., July 1 Chris Loseth 3YO 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Mon., Aug. 3 B.C. Cup Debutante 2YO F* 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Mon., Aug. 3 B.C. Cup Nursery 2YO C&G* 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Mon., Aug. 3 B.C. Cup Dogwood 3YO F* 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Mon., Aug. 3 B.C. Cup Stellar’s Jay 3YO C&G* 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Mon., Aug. 3 B.C. Cup Distaff F&M 3YO & UP* 1 1/8 miles 50,000
 
Mon., Aug. 3 B.C. Cup Classic 3YO & UP* 1 1/8 miles 50,000
 
Fri., Aug. 21 Hard Rock Casino Vancouver 2YO F 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Fri., Aug. 21 New Westminster 2YO 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Fri., Aug. 21 Richmond Derby Trial 3YO 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Fri., Aug. 21 Hong Kong Jockey Club 3YO F 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Mon., Sept. 7 CTHS Sales Stakes 2YO F** 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Mon., Sept. 7 CTHS Sales Stakes 2YO C&G** 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
 
Mon., Sept. 7 CTHS Sales Stakes 3YO F** 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Mon., Sept. 7 CTHS Sales Stakes 3YO C&G** 1 1/16 miles 50,000
 
Sun., Sept. 13 British Columbia Derby (G3) 3YO 1 1/8 miles 200,000
 
Sun., Sept. 13 British Columbia Oaks 3YO F 1 1/8 miles 100,000
 
Sun., Sept. 13 S W Randall Plate 3YO & UP 1 1/8 miles 50,000
 
Sun., Sept. 13 Delta Colleen F&M 3YO & UP 1 1/8 miles 50,000
 
Sun., Sept. 20 Sadie Diamond Futurity 2YO F** 6 1/2 furlongs 100,000
 
Sun., Sept. 20 Jack Diamond Futurity 2YO C+G** 6 1/2 furlongs 100,000
 
Mon., Oct. 12 Ballerina (G3) F&M 3YO & UP 1 1/8 miles 100,000
 
Mon., Oct. 12 Premiers (G3) 3YO & UP 1 3/8 miles 100,000
 
Mon., Oct. 12 Fantasy 2YO F 1 1/16 miles 75,000
 
Mon., Oct. 12 Ascot Graduation 2YO 1 1/16 miles 75,000
 
Sun. Oct. 25 Harbour View F&M 3YO & UP 1 1/16 miles 35,000
 
Sun. Oct. 25 Lions Gate 3YO & UP 1 1/16 miles 35,000