Monthly Archives: July 2012

Could Gold Strike Mile result in biggest bridge jump wager ever?

[caption id="attachment_1153" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Move Aside Kid's - Saturday Longshot"][/caption] by Rob Friday night’s feature is the $15,000 Gold Strike Mile for Manitoba-bred 3-year-old fillies, which goes as the third race on the card with four horses. She’s Regal is the obvious standout and I am willing to bet that she will take incredible amounts…
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Nolan Scores Wednesday Triple, Pick-4 Pays $3,542.90

[caption id="attachment_880" align="alignright" width="175" caption="Paul Nolan. Now wins route races."][/caption] by George So much for Paul Nolan not being able to win a route race. Nolan won both halves of the early Daily Double at ASD on Wednesday night, and both races were around two turns. He took the first race at a mile aboard…
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Precambrian rock solid as one of the winningest horses ever at ASD

[caption id="attachment_1127" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Precambrian - Official Win #6 at ASD"][/caption] by Bob Which horse holds the record for the most wins in a single season at Assiniboia Downs? Well, if I’ve done my homework correctly there are two steeds that can lay claim to the honour. Navy Days and Major Action each won 11…
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Gray Wins 3, Selman Scores Double, Brown Tops Lucrative Superfecta

[caption id="attachment_1113" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Pierre Lapin put the field to sleep in Race 7 Saturday night under Trevor Simpson"][/caption] by George It’s been awhile since trainer Clayton Gray won three races on a card, but that’s just what the seven-time leading trainer at Assiniboia Downs did on Saturday night. Gray won the third race with…
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Maiden Wins Gold Strike Mile, Singh Scores Triple, Superfectas Pay Big

[caption id="attachment_1100" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Kola Kat on the way to the Winner's Circle with Elton Dickey."][/caption] by George Kola Kat was the only maiden in the field heading into the $15,000 Gold Strike Mile on Friday night. He’s a maiden no more. Ridden by Tim Moccasin, Kola Kat took advantage of a cat and mouse…
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Handicapping the Visual: Going Beyond the Past Performances

[caption id="attachment_599" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Danger Rules heads Gold Strike Mile"][/caption] by Rob When beginners come out to the races one of the first things they do is go down to the paddock, pick out the prettiest horse in the race and bet them. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but is there validity to a…
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The Gold Strike Mile and Assiniboia Downs – A True Harlequin Romance

by Bob [caption id="attachment_1069" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Gold Strike -- The winning began at ASD"][/caption]Okay, now there’s a title in need of an explanation! Over the next two weeks the Gold Strike Mile will be the featured stakes race and it will be run in two divisions. On July 20 Manitoba-bred 3-year-old colts and geldings will…
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Trip Handicapping, The Way, The Truth and the Light Version 2.0 of Course

by Rob [caption id="attachment_1054" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Trip handicappers always pay close attention to the break from the starting gate."][/caption] In the ‘70s a thought process came about that revolutionized handicapping. A long-haired Harvard dropout developed a set of numerical ratings to evaluate horses that ran on different days at different distances on different tracks around…
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Lucky Number 3 Pays Off in Pick-4

[caption id="attachment_1039" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Would you ride one?"][/caption] by George If you’re a numbers player AND your lucky number is 3, you probably did alright on the Pick-4 Wednesday night. If not, you can always take another shot at the pool on Friday. It’s usually in the $5,000 range. Just use a different set of…
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