Monthly Archives: May 2013

Nolan, Husbands and Danelson score Saturday night hat tricks at Downs

  [caption id="attachment_1969" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Chris Husbands wins 7th race aboard Blind Magic for trainer Chad Torevell. Pick-4 pays $3,316!"][/caption] Jockeys Paul Nolan, Chris Husbands and Trevor Simpson stole the show on Saturday night at the Downs with a pair of hat tricks and a double-ender that shut out all other riders. Veteran trainer Gary…
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Dynamic duo dominated rider standings at Downs for 10 years

  [caption id="attachment_1946" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Bobby Stewart aboard Ocean Roar in the 1969 Kentucky Derby."][/caption] Bobby Stewart and Dick Armstrong had different styles, but got similar results. They won. by Bob From 1962 to 1972, two jockeys dominated the leading rider standings at Assiniboia Downs. In that 11-year period George Richard “Dickie” Armstrong and Robert…
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High class racing at a premium on Mother’s Day weekend

  [caption id="attachment_1927" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Muted Word (horse) whispers sweet nothings to Tori Gandia, who rides him in the first race on Sunday. Jennifer Reid (left) and Curtis Gamble also pictured, but not in on the secret."][/caption] Rob's ASD Picks, Analysis and Longshots for May 10-12, 2013 by Rob The first full weekend of racing…
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Favourites, fit horses, bugs and women dominate at Downs on opening day

  [caption id="attachment_1907" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Janine Smith gets a hug after winning the first race of the season."][/caption] Crowd loud under sunny Manitoba skies as jockettes take 5 of 8 races by George Favourites, fit horses, bugs and women dominated the opening day card at Assiniboia Downs on Sunday, May 5, under the sunniest skies…
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Warm, sunny skies expected for opening day at the Downs!

  [caption id="attachment_1898" align="alignright" width="270" caption="The "Bull" is back! Trainer Ardell Sayler with 2012 Horse of the Year Balooga Bull."][/caption] New post times, promotions, bets and... a new Track Announcer! The 56th season of live horseracing at Assiniboia Downs kicks off today at 1:30 p.m. and the forecast is for a beautiful sunny spring day…
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Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs and a Kentucky Derby to boot! Picks and Analysis

  [caption id="attachment_195" align="alignright" width="300" caption="And they're off!"][/caption] Best Bet, Longshot, for opening day at the Downs, horse-by-horse analysis of the 139th Kentucky Derby by Rob It’s opening day at Assiniboia Downs on Sunday, May 5 and what better way to precede it than with a Kentucky Derby the day before that features a horse…
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Dawn breaks on season #56 at Assiniboia Downs

  [caption id="attachment_1852" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Saugeen Linda from David Swail's barn. Won a race Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs on June 14, 1963. 50 years ago!"][/caption] Fond memories of opening day at the Downs by Bob It’s hard to believe that seven months have passed since we put a wrap on the 2012 live racing…
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