[caption id="attachment_4131" align="alignright" width="270"] Ray Stewart in Calgary. 1950.[/caption] by Bob It's been more than 75 years since Ray Stewart scored his first win as a jockey on the old western prairie circuit. I recently had an opportunity to sit down with the 93-year-old Stewart and reminisce about his horse racing past at his home…Read more
Dude, Where’s My Car? At Assiniboia Downs!
[caption id="attachment_4114" align="alignright" width="270"] "Dude, where's my car?"[/caption] by Bob Ashton Kucher's 2000 comedy film was set in the '60s when he "lost" his car in the Downs' parking lot? Uhm… No! But, in the early days of Assiniboia Downs there were always large crowds and that meant cars, hundreds of cars, and a parking…Read more
Racing Through Time at Assiniboia Downs – The Display
[caption id="attachment_4103" align="alignright" width="270"] Racing Through Time[/caption] by Bob If you haven't already noticed, Assiniboia Downs has gone to great lengths to make available to its patrons a historical display that commemorates more than a century of horse racing in Winnipeg. The display's name "Racing Through Time." Located just inside the front doors to the…Read more
ASD Opening Day 2015! How about a little history!
[caption id="attachment_4082" align="alignright" width="270"] Balancing Dancer wins on opening day May 3, 1985. Jacques Desautels up.[/caption] by Bob Season #58 is upon us and our majestic four-legged friends go to post this Sunday, May 10th at 1:30. It's Mother's Day of course, and as has become a tradition, the Downs kicks off the 2015 race…Read more