Cloverdale track offers ownership of horse

Part of the filly No Pelo Blue Chip could be yours.

As Fraser Downs at Elements Casino gets set to celebrate its 40th year of standardbred horse racing, there will be a new attraction for its fans.

The Cloverdale oval is ready to let those fans get closer to the stars – horses, trainers and drivers. Harness Racing BC has formed the Fraser Downs Harness Racing Club, as it wants more people to share in the fun by becoming owners of a four-legged athlete.

For a $250 fee, an individual gets a club membership and the benefits of being a horse owner.

That means a chance to meet the horse and hopefully trips to the winner’s circle for a celebratory picture for posterity.

HRBC has brought in a well-bred new horse, three-year-old filly No Pelo Blue Chip, and turned her over to the care and handling of top veteran trainer Rick White.

After sitting out her rookie season and struggling in the first part of this season in the U.S., Pelo has rebounded nicely since moving to Ontario in May. She has two wins, three seconds and two fourth-place finishes in her last seven starts and set a lifetime mark of 1:57.4 for the mile race distance.

It all will start on or near the Oct. 6 opening day of the meet. Anyone interested in joining the club or just getting more information should contact Diane or Carla at HRBC at 604-574-5558.

– From Brian Mainman for HRBC

Just Posted

Liberal hopeful aims to claim candidate spot in Langley-Aldergrove

Leon Jensen was the 2015 candidate in Langley-Aldergrove.

Backlog reduced at Langley adult day program

Wait list goes from months to weeks

LETTER: Fort Langley driver lobbies for roundabout signalling

ICBC rules call for drivers to signal when exiting roundabouts.

South Langley community group wants to talk innovative housing

Brookswood-Fernridge Community Association invites people to a meeting about the future of housing.

GREEN BEAT: Opening ‘new roads’ in Langley makes cycling safer

HUB Langley pushed to ‘UnGap the Map’ and create more bike infrastructure throughout the community.

VIDEO: The ‘most cosmopolitan’ of butterflies could migrate to B.C.

The painted lady butterfly will likely arrive this summer from Southern California

Pedestrian killed, two injured in three vehicle crash in Coquitlam

Road closures in effect following collision

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

Most Read