Plans are in the works for racing fans to be able to meet Mario and have a VIP souvenir photograph taken with him following the live racing card on Monday July 2nd at Hastings
VANCOUVER, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - On Monday, July 2nd, Hastings Racecourse will welcome back adopted hometown jockey sensation Mario Gutierrez as he returns to ride St Liam's Halo in the $50,000 Lieutenant Governor's Handicap.
A special live press conference will be held at Hastings Racecourse where Gutierrez will share and reflect on his recent racing-world accomplishments and experiences. A special unveiling of a permanent tribute to Mario will also take place during the press conference.
What: Press Conference with Mario Gutierrez
When: Monday, July 2nd scheduled for 11 am.
Where: Eclipse Lounge - Hastings Racecourse
Monday's race card starts at 1:50pm. There is no admission at Hastings Racecourse so come and show Mario your support.
"We are hoping to have the largest crowd in our 123 year history on Monday" said Hastings General Manager, Raj Mutti. "Over 14,000 people came to support Mario following the unfortunate cancellation of the Belmont run for "I'll Have Another" due to injury. Now people will be able to come out and support Mario live up close and in person."
"The atmosphere will be electric and the fun contagious as Hastings Racecourse welcomes home Mario Gutierrez to ride for the first time in Vancouver following his outstanding successes on the world racing stage" said Howard Blank, VP Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.
VIP Reservations are still available for SILKS Restaurant, reserved box seating and grand stand patio seating by calling (604) 254-1631 or via email at [email protected] .
Hastings Racecourse is located in Vancouver, B.C. and features live and simulcast wagering, a vibrant gaming floor, numerous dining options, private and public event facility rental opportunities, spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains and outstanding guest services.
Media will have access to VIP video and still broadcast locations during Mario's hometown mounts on Monday July 2, 2012.
For further information:
Media members interested in attending this event, please contact Sonja Mandic, Manager, Media and Responsible Gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation at [email protected] or 604.889.7114 to confirm your attendance.
For interview opportunities related to Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Hastings Racecourse, please contact Howard Blank, Vice President, Entertainment, Communications and Responsible Gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation at [email protected] or 604.512.6066.