Monthly Archives: May 2012

Insider Newsletter Preview: Slurpy and Snickers?

[caption id="attachment_355" align="alignright" width="182" caption="Slurpy and Snickers?"][/caption] by George Have you read the May 17, 2012 issue of the Insider Newsletter yet? Here’s the short version: I’ll Have Another takes on 10 rivals in the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes this Saturday. If he wins he has a shot at being the first Triple…
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Memories of Whittier Park, Grandfather of Assiniboia Downs

[caption id="attachment_331" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Whittier Park Program"][/caption] by Bob If horse racing were going to flourish in Winnipeg it was clear that River Park would not be the answer. A new track had to be built. The idea for Whittier Park was hatched in 1923 by R. James Speers, construction began the same year, and…
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Mother’s Day at ASD features fast fillies, prize draws for Mom

by George Happy Mother’s Day! It’s supposed to be warm and sunny (just like Mom!) and it should be a gorgeous day at the track. We’re used to ASD opening on Mother’s Day, but it just happened to fall within the second weekend of live racing this year. Fine with us! Warmer weather! [youtube] http://youtu.be/N1yzUMenGTc…
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ASD Pick-4 pays $6,800, 10-pound bug wins two foul claims

[caption id="attachment_294" align="alignright" width="259" caption="Trainer Aaron Sayler saddled $28.80 longshot."][/caption] by George Trainer Aaron Sayler saddled the longshot of the night in an ASD Pick-4 that paid $6,800.60 and a 10-pound bug named Belle lodged two claims of foul against veteran jockeys and won. It was that kind of night at the Downs. The Pick-4…
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ASD Pick-4 pool could grow to $15,000 on Friday, Two horses to watch on Saturday

[caption id="attachment_273" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Trainer Jerry Gourneau saddles Ovid Fasti in Race 8 on Saturday."][/caption] by Rob The Pick-4 and the Pick-5 have both been carried over to the Friday, May 11 card of live racing at ASD and we’re looking forward to diving into the pools in search of a lucrative score! The Pick-4…
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Big Pick-4 carryover on Friday. Blue tail dumb? Your thoughts?

[caption id="attachment_266" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Hamming it up at the Horse Racing Awards!"][/caption] by George There’s a huge carryover of $5,169 in the special 15% takeout Pick-4 Friday night so you’ll want to make sure you do your handicapping early and watch for Rob’s insights here tomorrow morning. Live horse racing this weekend takes place on…
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River Park – The Great Grandfather of Assiniboia Downs

[caption id="attachment_251" align="alignright" width="300" caption="River Park 1923. Note the Admission Price!"][/caption] by Bob In family tree terms, the “father” of Assiniboia Downs was Polo Park race track. The “grandfather” in this imaginary ancestry, with apologies for the lack of female references, was Whittier Park. The “great-grandfather” and we will go back no further, was River…
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