RE: THURSDAY – AUGUST 15, 2019 at CENTURY MILE
Please be advised that Century Casino and The HBPA of Alberta jointly requested and received approval from Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) of our desire to cancel Thursday August 15 from the 2019 Century Mile Thoroughbred Race Schedule.
The Thursday denoted lies two days prior to what in the past has been the marquee event of the annual thoroughbred racing calendar – The Canadian Derby. The HBPA Board of Directors and Century’s management were of the view that consolidating three days of racing to two cards would be beneficial for all.
So that our members have the same racing opportunities, assuming there is demand and support at the entry box, we can see as many as 12 races carded for both August 17 & 18. In the past up to 13 races have been carded on Derby day. Traditionally Derby Day produces by far the largest on track attendance of the meet thus, offering more races with a large crowd on hand should result in a favorable impact on our business.
Any questions with respect to the foregoing should be forwarded to the undersigned at 403-650-6448.
Mat Monaco – Manager, HBPA of Alberta
July 23, 2019