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BC’s Big Spender Peter Redekop Invests in the Sport He Loves

Peter Redekop said donating $100,000 to augment the purse of the British Columbia Derby (Grade 3) is an opportunity to give back to the race that has been his major fixation since he jumped into the game 50 years ago. But it’s nothing new for the prominent BC owner and breeder. He has been making at least five-figure annual donations to pump up stakes purses at Hastings Racecourse for many years now. Apart from supporting the event he loves, the 84-year-old member of the BC Horse Racing Hall of Fame said his latest donation is simply a practical gesture to attract people to the sport. “We’ve got to get some people to notice us,” Redekop said of the donation that pushes the BC Derby purse to $250,000. “I won three BC Derbys in a row and at that time it was $250,000. The betting is just way down. So, I…

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