1009, 2021

HBPA of Alberta Purchase/Claim Incentive

By |September 10th, 2021|

MORE INCENTIVES FOR OWNERSHIP FOR THE 2022 SEASON! The HBPA of Alberta Directors are excited to announce the following program to our eligible participants starting in 2022. The HBPA may amend the program from time to time. The HBPA of Alberta will pay 40% or up to $5,000.00 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 $5,000 claim tag. In the event horses claimed or purchased in the US, the Canadian to US exchange will be treated as par. The amount owing to the owner will be paid out equally (25%) over the horses first 4 starts. 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

909, 2021


By |September 9th, 2021|

EXCITING NEWS FOR OWNERS OF ALBERTA BREDS AND ALBERTA SIRED! The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Alberta are excited to announce the following programs to our eligible participants in 2022! The HBPA may amend programs from time to time. 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 2022 race season at Century Mile Racetrack.  HBPA, in agreeance with Century Mile's Race Manager, will write 3 year old colts and geldings, and 3 year old fillies Alberta-Bred Maiden special weight's, once a month with a purse of $35,000.00.  We will also be writing a 2-year old Alberta-Bred Maiden special weight fillies and colts/geldings, once a month with a purse of $35,000.00.  *Races must contain a minimum of 6 entries before being considered.     ALBERTA SIRED PROGRAM The HBPA of Alberta would like to announce an Alberta Sired Program for the 2022 race season.  For any

2608, 2021


By |August 26th, 2021|

INTRODUCING THE NEW HBPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS The HBPA of Alberta would like to thank each of the candidates for putting your names forward to run for Owner and Trainer Directors for the next term.  It's great to see such a large number of interested parties that are willing to volunteer toward improvements in the industry of horse racing in Alberta. Your new Directors are: Owners - Don Danard, Irving Devey, Norm Castiglione, Dan Hurley, Hazel Bennett, and Linda Smith. HBPA OWNER DIRECTORS Trainers - Craig Smith, Deanne Davies, Jerri Robertson, Rod Cone, and Alivia Kettleson.

2807, 2021


By |July 28th, 2021|

EXTRA MILE OWNER APPRECIATION EVENT ATTENTION OWNERS! We are grateful for the owners who have stuck through some very difficult months of uncertainty and reductions of race days and purses. The Extra Mile Owner Appreciation events are designed to create opportunities to engage and network with current owners and thank them for their continued support of racing. Loyal owners are the foundation of the sport. They have a base level of knowledge, provide stability for breeders, trainers and stables and can be a significant factor in attracting new owners. These events will celebrate and recognize owners for their dedication to racing. —Date – Saturday August 7th, 2021 —Time – 9 am – 12 pm —FREE coffee and muffins for you and free treats available for your horses! —Location – Century Mile Tarmac —Please join us for a morning of watching the horses work and a chance to visit your horses in the barns afterwards! FREE PROGRAMS TO THE FIRST 20 OWNERS!

2906, 2021

New Covid Regulations after July 1st for Century Racetracks

By |June 29th, 2021|

Century updates Covid-19 restrictions after July 1st! With the "Open for Summer Plan" that has been set out by the Alberta government, Century tracks has given the HBPA of Alberta the update of what this will mean for our horsemen!   As of July 1st Alberta will be moving into stage 3 of the plan, and this means restrictions will be eased at Century tracks.  Century has  posted that as of July 2nd admission to the outdoor apron will be free of charge. Reservations are required for The Finish Line Restaurant.  All minors must enter through the north Racing Entrance. The casino remains 18+. Restrictions for the horsemen are as follows: Allowing Owners in the barn area after the track closes for training at 12 pm. No restriction on watching morning training on the tarmac. No restriction on Owners joining the Trainer in the paddock at Century Mile. Having full Winners’ Circle photos.   Masks and temp checks will not be required

906, 2021

Century Mile is open for Spectators!

By |June 9th, 2021|

Century Mile Racetrack is open for Spectators! Exciting News! Beginning Friday June 11th, a limited number of spectators will be permitted during live racing! Due to Alberta Health Services capacity restrictions, limited seating will be available. Anyone who wishes to attend must have a ticket to the outdoor apron, or a reservation in The Finish Line Restaurant. Please note that all guests must be 18+. Century Mile racetrack and Casino are unable to accommodate minors at this time. Your health and safety remains our top priority. Enhanced sanitization measures are in place and all current AHS protocols will be implemented. For more information and to purchase tickets to the outdoor apron, click here: Owners with horses in on that race day will have their names on a list at the Casino entrance and will be admitted for free. Reservations for The Finish Line Restaurant will open on Wednesday, June 9 at 12:00pm. For more information on how to reserve your

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