Monthly Archives: September 2023

Past, Present and Future

[caption id="attachment_20577" align="alignright" width="1000"] The old man on the bench at ASD. We found him.[/caption] by Bob Gates The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.  -– Thomas S. Monson It’s been three and a half months since starter Derek Corbel sent the…
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The Levesque Family – Friends of Assiniboia Downs

[caption id="attachment_20453" align="alignright" width="1000"] 1975 Manitoba Derby. L to R: Yonnie Starr, Derby Belle and Jean-Louis Levesque.[/caption]   by Bob Gates How do you pay tribute to the father/son duo of Jean-Louis and Pierre-Louis, who were important contributors to the history of Assiniboia Downs? It isn’t an easy task, but let’s give it a go.…
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The Room

[caption id="attachment_20331" align="alignright" width="1000"] The Room. 2023 Assiniboia Downs Jockey Colony.[/caption] by Bob Gates Deep within the confines of the north end of the Assiniboia Downs grandstand on the lower level is a restricted area where only jockeys, valets and officials are allowed. Of course, this is “The Room,” the place jockeys call home. Thoughts…
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