VANCOUVER, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The celebration to acknowledge Mario
Gutierrez at Hastings Racecourse Saturday afternoon will go as
scheduled, despite the fact I'll Have Another was scratched early
Friday as a starter in the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes.
"Mario will ride three horses at Belmont Park Saturday and will also be
aboard I'll Have Another to lead the post parade for the Belmont
Stakes. We look forward to his many fans coming out to Hastings
Saturday to embrace his success. Everything is a 'go'. We've adopted
Mario as our own and that will never change. As far as we're
concerned, the party is on," said Howard Blank, Vice President, Great
Canadian Gaming Corporation.
Saturday's live racing card at Hastings begins at 12:50 p.m. The Belmont
Stakes Parade will start around 3:25 p.m. (PST) with the race going at
3:40 p.m. (PST). It will be shown on a large 40-foot screen in the
infield as well as hundreds of television sets throughout the Hastings
As always, there is no admission at Hastings Racecourse and a record
crowd is still expected despite the turn of events at Belmont Friday.
Show Mario your support for him! Make Saturday a record day as we pay
tribute to a true champion.
Hastings Racecourse and Slots is located in Vancouver, B.C. and features
live and simulcast wagering, vibrant slot gaming floor, numerous dining
options, private and public event facility rental opportunities and
outstanding guest services.
SOURCE Hastings Racecourse
For further information:
For Media inquiries:
Howard Blank: 604.512.6066
Sonja Mandic: 604.889.7114