04/25/2014 1:23PM

Meet opens with fewer days scheduled due to lack of horses


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The 2014 Hastings meet begins Sunday with a strong card that includes a couple 6 1/2-furlong sprint stakes. The $50,000 George Royal for 3-year-olds and up drew eight horses and goes as the sixth race. Fillies and mares get their turn in the $50,000 Brighouse Belles in the seventh race. Both races appear to be wide-open events.