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Photos from the Hastings race track

Storied Vancouver racetrack struggles to rebuild an audience for horse racing

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A racing horse is lead through the stables after an early morning ride at Hastings race track in Vancouver Aug. 24, 2011.

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A racing horse is hosed down after an early morning ride at Hastings race track in Vancouver Aug. 24, 2011.

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Sectors watch as Jockeys and their horses make their way around Hastings race track in Vancouver Aug. 24, 2011.

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Fans watch as jockeys and their horses make their way around the paddock before the start of the race at Hastings race track in Vancouver Aug. 24, 2011.

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Spectators cheer on horses and their riders at Hastings race track in Vancouver, Aug. 24, 2011.

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Richard Hamel, wearing yellow, rides Duelling Pistol in front of Pedro Alvarado on Honey's Monarch during the second race at Hastings race track in Vancouver Aug. 24, 2011.

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Jockeys battle for the lead as they make their way into the first turn at Hastings race track in Vancouver August 24, 2011.

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