Category Archives: Live Horse Racing

Zdeno continues spectacular comeback with stylish win in Sifton

[caption id="attachment_4012" align="alignright" width="270"] Zdeno wins 2014 J.W. Sifton Stakes. Travis Cunningham up[/caption] by George   Champion and 2013 Horse of the Year Zdeno continued his spectacular comeback at Assiniboia Downs Friday night in the 45th running of the $30,000 J. W. Sifton Stakes, and he did it in style. Facing only three rivals after…
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Tempered Sapphire survives foul claim to win $50,000 Matron

[caption id="attachment_3981" align="alignright" width="270"] Tempered Sapphire wins 2014 Matron. Chris Husbands up.[/caption] by George Smiles and cheers were in abundance on Labour Day at the Downs as favourites and second choices won six of the eight races on the card. There wasn't much for longshot hunters, but they certainly came close in the $50,000 Matron…
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$50,000 Matron Stakes looks wide open on Labour Day Monday at Downs

[caption id="attachment_3947" align="alignright" width="270"] Canada Day Stakes winner Go Go Lolo top local threat in $50,000 Matron on Monday.[/caption] by Rob Labour Day Monday at Assiniboia Downs has always been a big day on the Winnipeg racing calendar and this Monday will be no different, with the $50,000 Matron Stakes attracting some star horses. In…
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Four claims on Wednesday night a positive sign for racing industry

[caption id="attachment_3928" align="alignright" width="270"] Wouf de Douf gets a pat from owner Bob Nokes after winning 7th race on Wednesday.[/caption] by George If you needed an indication of where live racing at Assiniboia Downs was headed, Wednesday night offered some clues. People don't invest money in this game unless they think there's a future, and…
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Sly Gold rebounds off tough-trip loss to win 51st running of Osiris Stakes

[caption id="attachment_3893" align="alignright" width="270"] Sly Gold wins 51st running of Osiris Stakes on Wednesday. Adolfo Morales up.[/caption] by George Sly Gold rebounded off a tough-trip loss in the Graduation Stakes to wire his field in the $30,000 Osiris Stakes for 2-year-olds on Wednesday night at Assiniboia Downs, and in the process turned the tables on…
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2014 Manitoba Derby Entries

Manitoba Derby, 66th Running Distance: 1 1/8 Miles. Age: 3-Year-Olds. Purse: $75,000 Guaranteed Weights: Fillies, 121 lbs. Colts & Geldings, 124 lbs. Fees: $100 to nominate - $700 to enter - $700 to start Click horse names for more information. Post Horse & Probable Odds Owner Trainer Jockey 1 Master Lightning (2-1) Danny Gargan &…
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Manitoba Derby competitors have both strengths and weaknesses

[caption id="attachment_3721" align="alignright" width="270"] Manitoba Derby, Monday, August 4, 2014[/caption] by Rob The seven horses in Monday's Manitoba Derby make up a competitive field that should provide both a fast pace and a closing kick, which makes for a wonderful show! All of the competitors have strengths that make them interesting, but also have weaknesses…
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Northern Contract – 2014 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_3427" align="alignright" width="270"] Northern Contract winning the 2014 Golden Boy Stakes.[/caption] by George Northern Contract is just getting started in his career but he has already won three of six starts including the local Golden Boy Stakes. Trainer Don Schnell thought highly enough of the son of Northern Afleet to run him in the…
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Street Prancer – 2014 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_3776" align="alignright" width="270"] Street Prancer talking to Jessica Gaskin about the Derby.[/caption] by George Street Prancer has been looking for a perfect spot to run in. The Manitoba Derby fits the bill. And his Eclipse Award winning trainer Steve Asmussen certainly knows where to run his horses. Asmussen currently ranks second in North America…
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