Recent Posts by TheBigHorse

Bet the Gray Horses in the Mud

[caption id="attachment_384" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Big smile from Tyler Hansen hides Lucky Bites."][/caption] by George “Bet the longest shot on the board in a 5-horse field and bet the gray horses in the mud.” Things that grandfather used to say, that only seemed to come true after you’d brushed them off loudly as old wives tales…
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Bodemeister the pick in 137th Preakness, One longshot for logical live card

by Rob [caption id="attachment_370" align="alignright" width="298" caption="137th Preakness goes Saturday!"][/caption] Baltimore, Maryland -- home of the Orioles, the Ravens and Pimlico Race Course. Pimlico is a tight track with a long stretch and a history as rich as any track in the country. Seabiscuit put away War Admiral on this very track, Secretariat ran the…
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Insider Newsletter Preview: Slurpy and Snickers?

[caption id="attachment_355" align="alignright" width="182" caption="Slurpy and Snickers?"][/caption] by George Have you read the May 17, 2012 issue of the Insider Newsletter yet? Here’s the short version: I’ll Have Another takes on 10 rivals in the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes this Saturday. If he wins he has a shot at being the first Triple…
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Memories of Whittier Park, Grandfather of Assiniboia Downs

[caption id="attachment_331" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Whittier Park Program"][/caption] by Bob If horse racing were going to flourish in Winnipeg it was clear that River Park would not be the answer. A new track had to be built. The idea for Whittier Park was hatched in 1923 by R. James Speers, construction began the same year, and…
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Mother’s Day at ASD features fast fillies, prize draws for Mom

by George Happy Mother’s Day! It’s supposed to be warm and sunny (just like Mom!) and it should be a gorgeous day at the track. We’re used to ASD opening on Mother’s Day, but it just happened to fall within the second weekend of live racing this year. Fine with us! Warmer weather! [youtube] http://youtu.be/N1yzUMenGTc…
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ASD Pick-4 pays $6,800, 10-pound bug wins two foul claims

[caption id="attachment_294" align="alignright" width="259" caption="Trainer Aaron Sayler saddled $28.80 longshot."][/caption] by George Trainer Aaron Sayler saddled the longshot of the night in an ASD Pick-4 that paid $6,800.60 and a 10-pound bug named Belle lodged two claims of foul against veteran jockeys and won. It was that kind of night at the Downs. The Pick-4…
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ASD Pick-4 pool could grow to $15,000 on Friday, Two horses to watch on Saturday

[caption id="attachment_273" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Trainer Jerry Gourneau saddles Ovid Fasti in Race 8 on Saturday."][/caption] by Rob The Pick-4 and the Pick-5 have both been carried over to the Friday, May 11 card of live racing at ASD and we’re looking forward to diving into the pools in search of a lucrative score! The Pick-4…
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