Hastings Park In The Final Stretch?
After being an iconic weekend outing in Vancouver for 120 years, the Hastings Racecourse is thinking of shutting its gates for good.
This would be a real blow to the diversity of entertainment in Vancouver, as the races are a time-honoured family event, that have waned in popularity in the last few years.
The trend seems to be worldwide. The legacy of the Sport of Kings seems to be in decline. The new HBO series Luck was cancelled this week after a series of unfortunate incidents involving horse deaths! It was not well-received by racing enthusiasts and did little to elevate the status of horse racing in the public at large.
It’s too bad, because spending the day in the sunshine with the family on the grassy knoll watching horses, eating burgers and having a beer is a fine and fun tradition.
You can read more about it here: Hastings Park Racing Into The Sunset.