Monthly Archives: May 2023

Last Breaths and Forever Fred

[caption id="attachment_18516" align="alignright" width="1000"] "Fred" Fleeting Heritage. One of his early wins. August 21, 1977.[/caption] by Bob Gates Fred was a thoroughbred who only knew one racetrack, Assiniboia Downs. His first start came as a 2-year-old on July 30, 1976. His final call to the post took place 11 years later, on May 24, 1987.…
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Footprints, Hoofprints & Milestones at ASD

[caption id="attachment_18366" align="alignright" width="1000"] Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1970 Manitoba Centennial-Derby.[/caption] by Bob Gates Can you believe that come opening day, Monday May 22, 235 days will have passed since our four-legged athletes were called to the post here at the Downs last September 28. So, who’s ready for some live racing! If your…
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