Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sayler puts on show as fans pack Downs for Mother’s Day weekend

[caption id="attachment_3296" align="alignright" width="270"] Mother's Day 2014 at the Downs[/caption] Trainer Ardell Sayler put on quite a show, the weather co-operated beautifully, and the fans packed the house for Mother's Day live racing weekend at the Downs. It was clear that people thoroughly enjoyed getting out of the house after one of the longest, coldest…
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Quick Wins! What’s happening at the Track on Saturday, May 10, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3279" align="alignright" width="252"] Horse throwing money?[/caption]   QUICK WINS! 8 LIVE HORSE RACES - First Post: 7:00 p.m. PICK-4 CARRYOVER of $4,743 starting in Race 4 SUPER HIGH-5 CARRYOVER of $331 in Race 8 JEWEL 101 NIGHT AT THE RACES - Presentation in Winner's Circle after Race 5 NEW! $10-$10-$10 SUPER COMBO DRAW CONTEST…
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Max Freed Plays “Let’s Make a Deal” with Monty Hall

[caption id="attachment_3259" align="alignright" width="270"] Fort Garry in the Winner's Circle, September 11, 1948.[/caption] by Bob Before telling you about this Manitoba racing icon's deal with TV game show host Monty Hall, let me give you some background on one of the greatest and well-known local horseman, Max Freed. Max was born to David and Tilley…
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Sayler dominates opening day at Downs, ensures $4,743 Pick-4 carryover

[caption id="attachment_3235" align="alignright" width="270"] Jumpin Jennie & jockey Christopher Ho win 1st race of 2014 at ASD for trainer Ardell Sayler and owner Bill Maulding.[/caption] Eleven-time leading trainer Ardell Sayler served notice that he'll once again be a force at Assiniboia Downs in 2014. Sayler won four of the eight races on opening day including…
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What’s happening on Opening Day 2014 at ASD?

[caption id="attachment_3214" align="alignright" width="270"] And they're off! First Post: Sunday, May 4 2014, 1:30 p.m.[/caption] Opening Day 2014 for live horse racing at Assiniboia Downs is finally here! Post time for the first race today is 1:30 p.m. There will be 60 live race days in 2014. The meet runs from May 4 to September…
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Portage la Prairie farmer and partners could win Kentucky Derby

[caption id="attachment_3193" align="alignright" width="252"] Manitoban Grant Sissons and partners could win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday![/caption] "It's a dream!" When Danza exploded away from the $1 million Arkansas Derby field three weeks ago to win by 4 3/4- lengths as the longest shot in the field at 41/1 (Danza Dominates in Arkansas Derby Shocker) no…
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A season of promise at Assiniboia Downs! Opening day 2014 beckons!

[caption id="attachment_3180" align="alignright" width="252"] Frosty Witch. First horse ever to set foot on Assiniboia Downs soil?[/caption] by Bob It was an especially tough winter that just wouldn't go away. Season #57 gets underway Sunday, May 4, and I have a feeling this year is going to be special. I can't explain why or tell you…
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