Monthly Archives: June 2013

Golden Stripe, Balooga Bull ready for upcoming stakes

  [caption id="attachment_902" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Golden Stripe seeks repeat in July 1 Canada Day Stakes."][/caption] Golden Stripe seeks repeat in Canada Day, Balooga Bull heading for Wheat City by Rob I don’t think Balooga Bull is the same horse. Actually it’s confirmed that he’s not the same horse, but he keeps winning regardless. Golden Stripe…
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Portales measures rival to win $30,000 Chantilly Stakes

  [caption id="attachment_2336" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Portales wins 2013 Chantilly Stakes"][/caption] Winnipeg Futurity winner now 2-for-2 at Downs as a 3-year-old by George Portales assumed the lead from the gate and held off Alberta shipper Canaveral Leader through the stretch to win the 33rd running of the $30,000 Chantilly Stakes at Assiniboia Downs on Wednesday evening…
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Miss Missile, A Love Story

  [caption id="attachment_2322" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Miss Missile wins 2008 Chantilly."][/caption] Chantilly winner was one of the best 3-year-old fillies in Downs' history by Bob Ever since its inaugural run in 1981 the Chantilly has featured some of the finest 3-year-old fillies ever to run at Assiniboia Downs! This year’s edition goes Wednesday, June 26 with…
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Rob’s 5 Rules for Making Money at the Races

  [caption id="attachment_2309" align="alignright" width="150" caption="This person followed Rob's rules :)"][/caption] Rob’s ASD Best Bets, Weekend Longshots for June 21-22 by Rob Picking a winner and betting are difficult tasks under any circumstances, but many people make it even more difficult by playing and thinking in ways that are counterproductive in the creation of value…
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Franklin Marino Arnason – The Silver Fox and Dad

  [caption id="attachment_2287" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Danger Rules wins 2012 Frank Arnason Sire Stakes."][/caption] Frank Arnason Sire Stakes named after someone very special by Bob The Frank Arnason Sire Stakes goes this Saturday, June 22 and marks the 26th running of the $25,000 race for Manitoba-bred 3-year-olds going 6 furlongs. The race pays tribute to Franklin…
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Hello earns performance of the night on rainy Friday at ASD

  [caption id="attachment_2270" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Hello Winner's Circle!"][/caption] Mare purchased south of the border continues to improve for Gray by George The performance of the night on Friday at ASD came courtesy of Hello in the sixth race, and two Superfectas paid more than $2,000. Hello, a 5-year-old chestnut mare trained by Lorna Gray for…
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Father’s Day Free Press Stakes brings back memories

  [caption id="attachment_2264" align="alignright" width="270" caption="2008 Free Press Stakes winner Ronaldino still winning at Woodbine."][/caption] Rob's Picks and Analysis for Father's Day Weekend at the Downs by Rob The 2013 running of the $30,000 Free Press Stakes looks like a really good horse race Sunday afternoon. Balooga Bull looks to avenge his defeat at the…
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Kalfaari – The Peoples’ Horse

  [caption id="attachment_2242" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Winnipeg Free Press Trophy"][/caption] People who had never been to the track before came just to see him by Bob This week’s featured stakes race is the 53rd running of the $30,000 Free Press Stakes. The Free Press, run on Father's Day Sunday, June 16, is the first major stakes…
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21st Century Technology and the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Industry

  [caption id="attachment_2212" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Get Serious Handicapping Contest winner Chris Trubyk with third place finisher Bernice Patrick. Smart handicappers."][/caption] Rob’s ASD Best Bets, Weekend Longshots for June 7-8 by Rob “Adapt or die” is a phrase that is tied into so many aspects of industry and technology. The ability to innovate and change to…
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