Category Archives: Live Horse Racing

Dane Nelson dominates ASD card with four wins, Compton loses both horses via claim

[caption id="attachment_4188" align="alignright" width="270"] Cat's Classy Rider (8) flys home under Dane Nelson to win the 8th race Saturday night at ASD.[/caption] by George   Jockey Dane Nelson won four races including the Hazel Wright Sire Stakes on Saturday night, overshadowing a hat trick by former leading rider Rohan Singh, and trainer Jim Compton lost…
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A DQ, a hurt jockey and a $61,664.19 Super High Five Jackpot Winner

[caption id="attachment_4170" align="alignright" width="270"] Shez Shirls Girl holds off Little Jar. Super High 5 Jackpot pays $61,664.19.[/caption] by George   Apprentice Rasheed Hughes was denied his first winner after a DQ, jockey Dane Nelson was hurt when a horse broke through the gate in the third race, the $2 Pick-4 paid $1,964.90, and a single…
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ASD Opening Day 2015! How about a little history!

[caption id="attachment_4082" align="alignright" width="270"] Balancing Dancer wins on opening day May 3, 1985. Jacques Desautels up.[/caption] by Bob Season #58 is upon us and our majestic four-legged friends go to post this Sunday, May 10th at 1:30. It's Mother's Day of course, and as has become a tradition, the Downs kicks off the 2015 race…
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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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