Recent Posts by TheBigHorse

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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Big Pick-4 carryover on Friday. Blue tail dumb? Your thoughts?

[caption id="attachment_266" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Hamming it up at the Horse Racing Awards!"][/caption] by George There’s a huge carryover of $5,169 in the special 15% takeout Pick-4 Friday night so you’ll want to make sure you do your handicapping early and watch for Rob’s insights here tomorrow morning. Live horse racing this weekend takes place on…
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River Park – The Great Grandfather of Assiniboia Downs

[caption id="attachment_251" align="alignright" width="300" caption="River Park 1923. Note the Admission Price!"][/caption] by Bob In family tree terms, the “father” of Assiniboia Downs was Polo Park race track. The “grandfather” in this imaginary ancestry, with apologies for the lack of female references, was Whittier Park. The “great-grandfather” and we will go back no further, was River…
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Money to be made on opening day at ASD! Sunday, May 6, 2012

[caption id="attachment_182" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Plus Ultra contemplates local debut"][/caption] by Rob It’s Christmas, Easter and Halloween all rolled up into one. It’s the promise of hope and new opportunity. It’s the beginning of new live race meet here at ASD. Dreams of riches and winners abound on Sunday, May 6, on an opening day card…
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Rob picks 30-1 longshot for 138th Kentucky Derby

[caption id="attachment_158" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Early Manitoba Derby favorite Balooga Bull."][/caption] by Rob The most exciting two minutes in sport, the Kentucky Derby goes this Saturday with a 20-horse field. The love and beauty of the thoroughbred, the intense rush of action, and the sentiment of My Old Kentucky Home blended with an ounce of bourbon,…
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Fond Memories of Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs

by Bob Fond Memories of Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs Sunday May 6, 2012 will be the 55th opening day in the illustrious history of Assiniboia Downs. To mark the event, let’s take a trip back in time and see what kind of memories we can find in the Downs’ memory vault. You may be…
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Who are George, Rob and Bob?

Romantic at Heart -- George writes horses. [caption id="attachment_114" align="alignright" width="300"] A kiss for luck.[/caption] George Williams has won four national Sovereign Awards for writing about horse racing in Canada. He started out in horse racing locally as a teenager with trainer Don Gray and later worked for Hall of Fame trainers Woody Stephens and…
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