The murder takes place at Hastings Racecourse, which is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; not in Santa Barbara. Before and after Shawn and Gus race, banners are visible on the grass in the center of the derby which say 'British Columbia'. See more
Jimmy, what is it exactly you'd like for us to do?
Well, uh... one of our friends from our old school told me about your company. And even though it sounds kinda gay, I thought I could hire you to come down to the track and maybe, uh... psychically figure out what's wrong with the horses.
Burton 'Gus' Guster
Okay, first of all, you ride on the backs of mounts while carrying a whip. That's MUCH gayer than what we do!