The Rebels advanced to the series by doubing the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action Thursday in the Sunflower City.Castlegar wins the Murdoch Division Final 4-1.The Rebels meet the winner of the Eddie Mountain Final. Currently the Fernie Ghostriders lead the series 3-2 after edging Creston Valley Thunder Cats 3-1 Thursday.Game six is tonight in Creston. If a game seven is necessary it will be played Saturday in Fernie.The Kootenay Conference title is tentatively set to start Sunday. The Castlegar Rebels are off to the Kootenay Conference Final.
19-DAY AUTUMN MEET TO OFFER FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP PREPS ON SEPT. 26 AND WILL RUN THROUGH OCT. 25; POPULAR CLOCKERS’ CORNER VENUE REOPENS ON FRIDAY AT 5 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2015)–Santa Anita’s stable area, which has been closed for renovations since mid-July, will reopen on Friday, Sept. 4, with the training track and main track available to horsemen beginning Saturday and Sunday in advance of the track’s 2015 Autumn Meet, which opens on Sept. 26. Additionally, Santa Anita’s popular coffee and breakfast destination, Clockers’ Corner, will be open for business on a seven day-a-week basis beginning Friday morning from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.The 19-day Autumn Meet will open with a bang as a total of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup Challenge, “Win and You’re In” prep stakes will be carded on opening day, with first post time for an 11-race program scheduled for 12:30 p.m. (First post time for the remainder of the Autumn Meet will be at 1 p.m.) Santa Anita will offer a total of six Grade I Breeders’ Cup Challenge races and a total of 21 overall added money events–12 of which are graded, throughout the meet.Santa Anita’s stable area, which is home to some 2,000 Thoroughbreds when occupied, has undergone routine repairs and scheduled maintenance. Returning horsemen will see fresh paint, repaired stalls, and improved drainage and access throughout the roughly 40 acres that comprise the stable area.For more information on Santa Anita’s 2015 Autumn Meeting, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.