09/27/2006 11:00PM

Larry Goulding, of Hastings, dies


Larry Goulding, the chief clocker and official photographer at Hastings, died Monday of cancer. He was 49.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday in the George Royal Room at Hastings.

Born in Winnipeg, Goulding was raised in Southern California but moved to Vancouver in 1976 and took his first racetrack job as a groom for trainer Mel Snow. He later worked as an assistant to trainer Mike Drozdowski, and his charges included Barbex, a multiple stakes winner in the mid-1980's.

In 1986, Mr. Goulding left training to become the Hastings photographer and added clocking to his duties in 1990.

He is survived by his wife, Alison; a daughter, Brooke, age 9; a son, Brandon, age 2; two brothers, Randy Goulding, the Daily Racing Form's correspondent at Hastings, and Greg Goulding of Atlanta; and a half-sister, Rowena Lomley.