905, 2023

Western Canadian Triple Crown

By |May 9th, 2023|

  The new Western Canadian Triple Crown in thoroughbred racing not only has a nice ring to it, there is also an awareness of companionship attached that transmits goodwill within the sport. That is precisely the feeling shared among Assiniboia Downs, Century Mile, and Hastings Racecourse as the three western racetracks band together to present a combined Derby extravaganza during the 2023 live racing season. The Western Canadian Triple Crown connects the $125,000 Manitoba Derby (August 7), the $200,000 G3 Canadian Derby in Alberta (August 26) and $125,000 G3 British Columbia Derby (September 16). In addition to $450,000 in purse money, there will be an additional $100,000 bonus should a horse win all three of the prestigious Derby events. “To link a meaningful financial bonus to the already robust purse offerings should only elevate the participation and competitiveness of the races,” says Darren Dunn, Assiniboia Downs Chief Executive Officer. “It also results in a rewarding outcome for both the racing fans

1204, 2023

2023 General Membership Meeting

By |April 12th, 2023|

The Board of the HBPA of Alberta Invites the Membership to the 2023 General Membership Meeting Thursday, May 18, 2023 Sign in begins 5 p.m. Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Preakness Suite, Century Mile Racetrack and Casino Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages will be served AGENDA 1) Call Meeting to Order 2) President’s Report 3) Managers Report 4) Financial Update 5) Race Dates- (2024,2025, and 2026) 6) Calgary Racing 2023 7) Adjournment Email HBPA of Alberta at for ZOOM link.  

1801, 2023

Purse Increases for 2023

By |January 18th, 2023|

We are pleased to announce that the total purse increases for 2023 will be $563,100  

810, 2022

2023 Purchase/Claim Incentive

By |October 8th, 2022|

HBPA of Alberta Purchase/Claim Incentive The HBPA of Alberta is happy to bring back the purchase/claim incentive for 2023 with a few changes to the program: The HBPA of Alberta will pay 50% or up to $7,500.00 whichever amount is less, on claims or purchases from a public sale made outside of Alberta. Claimed horses must not have ever ran in Alberta and claim prices must be minimum $3,000 claim tag. In the event horses claimed or purchased in the US, the Canadian to US exchange will be treated as par. 3 year old and up - The amount owing to the owner will be paid out equally (25%) over the horses first 4 starts for 3-year-old and up. If the horse fails to get 4 starts over the course of Century’s Alberta race meets, it will receive the prorated rate. In the event the horse is claimed on any of the first 4 starts, the original owner will continue to

810, 2022

Shipping Incentive for 2023 season

By |October 8th, 2022|

HBPA 2023 SHIPPING INCENTIVE The HBPA of Alberta Directors are thrilled to announce the following program to eligible participants!  The HBPA may amend the program from time to time. Eligibility: Applicants must be an individual, corporation, or partnership. $1,500 bonus to any horse brought to Century Tracks for the 2023 racing season. -Horse must not have started in Alberta prior to the 2023 racing season. $1,500 will be paid out as $500 per start for the first three starts made at Century Tracks. If a horse is claimed or transfers ownership before the full amount is paid, out the original owner will acquire the whole bonus. Registration papers for all applicants will be held in the race office and will only be released at the conclusion of the 2023 race season. If a request is made to remove the papers before the end of the meet all Incentive payments made to that horse will need to return to the HBPA bookkeeper

109, 2022


By |September 1st, 2022|

The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Alberta are excited to announce the following programs to our eligible participants in 2023! ALBERTA BRED PROGRAM The HBPA of Alberta would like to announce an Alberta Bred 2 and 3 year-old Maiden Special Weight program for the 2023 race season at Century Mile Racetrack.  HBPA, in agreement with Century Mile’s Race Manager, will write 3 year old colts and geldings, and 3 year old fillies Alberta-Bred Maiden special weight, once a month with a purse of $35,000.00 for May, June, and July.  For August, September, and October there will be one per month of 3 year old Alberta Bred Maiden Special Weight. There will also be a 2-year-old Alberta-Bred Maiden combining colts and fillies, once a month with a purse of $35,000.00 from July through October. *Races must contain a minimum of 6 entries before being considered.   The HBPA of AB reserves the right to combine, cancel, or change scheduling of these races

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