Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rob picks 30-1 longshot for 138th Kentucky Derby

[caption id="attachment_158" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Early Manitoba Derby favorite Balooga Bull."][/caption] by Rob The most exciting two minutes in sport, the Kentucky Derby goes this Saturday with a 20-horse field. The love and beauty of the thoroughbred, the intense rush of action, and the sentiment of My Old Kentucky Home blended with an ounce of bourbon,…
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Fond Memories of Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs

by Bob Fond Memories of Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs Sunday May 6, 2012 will be the 55th opening day in the illustrious history of Assiniboia Downs. To mark the event, let’s take a trip back in time and see what kind of memories we can find in the Downs’ memory vault. You may be…
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Who are George, Rob and Bob?

Romantic at Heart -- George writes horses. [caption id="attachment_114" align="alignright" width="300"] A kiss for luck.[/caption] George Williams has won four national Sovereign Awards for writing about horse racing in Canada. He started out in horse racing locally as a teenager with trainer Don Gray and later worked for Hall of Fame trainers Woody Stephens and…
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