Harness Racing BC invites you to come and visit the Horses and Horsemen on Backstretch Day on Saturday September 19th at Fraser Downs Racetrack.
Looking for an interesting experience with racehorses? Want to meet the horses that live in the Big Red Barns on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds? Did you even know they live there? There are over 500 stalls in the barns! Well, put on your barn shoes and we guarantee you’ll go home with stories and will want to come back for more visits.
The Backstretch is usually closed to the public but on this day, we open our doors to everyone, so bring your friends and family to meet us. It’s a free event and there is plenty of free parking. Turn in under the big log arches at 62nd and 176th Street and we’re right across from the Agriplex building.
We’re open from 10am until 2pm and have a full slate of activities planned.
Tour the barns and meet with our celebrity Drivers and Trainers and of course, the biggest celebrities of all – the Standardbred Race Horses who are an integral part of our country’s heritage. You’ll see shoeing and harnessing demonstrations, and learn what it takes to look after these beautiful horses. There’s horsey craft tables, colouring books and educational material for the kids and grandkids. Get your picture taken with a horse, and yes, most of them you can even pat. Get to know your favourite horse, find out how many races he or she has won, and come back to see them during racing which starts October 1, 2015 and runs through April 2016.
How would you like to be beside the reins of a professional driver and have a ride in a race-cart on the only Harness Racing Track in B.C.? Well, you can on September 19th. We require waivers to be signed and there’s usually a line-up to get a ride so get here early! We look forward to seeing you and if you have any questions please email us at [email protected] or visit our website www.harnessracingbc.com