Hastings Race Track
PNE Gate 6 or 9
Vancouver, BC V5K 3N8
Phone: (604) 254 - 1631
April - October
Notable Events at Hastings Race Track
- G3 British Columbia Derby - 3-year-olds going 1-1/8 mi.
- British Columbia Oaks - 3-year-old fillies going 1-1/8 mi.
- G3 Ballerina - 3-year-olds & fillies & mares up going 1-1/8 mi.
- G3 BC Premiers - 3-year-olds & up going 1-3/8 mi.
History of Hastings Horse Racing
Founded in 1892 on a 15 acre plot at the bottom of Hastings Park (formerly East Park), the race track at Hastings now occupies over 45 acres just four kilometers outside of downtown Vancouver with a great view of the North Shore Mountains and Burrard Inlet. During World War II, horse races from the nearby Brighouse and Lansdown tracks were moved to Hastings to accommodate gas rationing and (rumor has it) that old cars from the PNE Demolition Derby were used in the 1965 renovation of the race track. In 2012, the race track gained international recognition in the horse racing community when jockey Mario Gutierrez (who began his career at Hastings) earned victories at the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, and the Preakness Stakes.
What to do at Hastings Racecourse
Hastings has plenty to offer patrons besides great horse racing. The race track has several great dining options for fans: from the grab-and-go style Furlongs to the full service gourmet buffet at Silks, there is something for everyone.Hastings also has over 600 slot machines for visitors to enjoy.