Category Archives: Live Racing

Paralyzed Canadian jockey Alyssa Selman faces long road to recovery but…

[caption id="attachment_4275" align="alignright" width="270"] Alyssa Selman at the Health Sciences Centre on Thursday.[/caption] by George Paralyzed Canadian jockey Alyssa Selman was told by doctors this week that she has only a five percent chance of ever walking again, but she bubbled with talk of a dream house and horses on Thursday night in the Rehabilitation…
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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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The Rob’s, Questions Answered, Questions Posed

[caption id="attachment_3028" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Assembly Hall wins 2013 Manitoba Derby. Alex Canchari up."][/caption] by Rob The 2013 race meet was highlighted by a group of horses that dominated their respective divisions. It was an absolute honour to watch these horses dominate each group. The memories roll back of Balooga Bull’s comeback, of Zdeno’s Futurity and…
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A Total Eclipse of the (Gerry) Hart? No.

  [caption id="attachment_2975" align="alignright" width="270" caption="The Winning Shot at ASD. Since 1968. Track Photographer Gerry Hart."][/caption] by Bob Track photographer Gerry Hart retiring? No, but while this may not be Gerry’s final season at the Downs, it will probably be the last year that he operates on his own. Maybe we should think of his…
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Balooga Bull wins second consecutive Assiniboia Downs Gold Cup, silences critics

  [caption id="attachment_2931" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Balooga Bull roars home to win 2013 Assiniboia Downs Gold Cup."][/caption] by George Paul Brandt’s Balooga Bull silenced all naysayers with his second consecutive victory in the $50,000 Assiniboia Downs Gold Cup on Saturday night, becoming only the sixth horse in 56 years to win the prestigious race in back-to-back…
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Janine Smith first female jockey to win $50,000 Winnipeg Futurity in 84 years

[caption id="attachment_2880" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Janine Smith and Zdeno after winning the 2013 Winnipeg Futurity."][/caption]   by George Jockey Janine Smith was in the spotlight again on Saturday night at Assiniboia Downs when she became the first female jockey in history to win the $50,000 Winnipeg Futurity. Quite an accomplishment for the 24-year-old rider from Denman…
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Nolan moves to 6-win lead in jockey standings, Smith makes Pick-4 pay big

  [caption id="attachment_2858" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Janine Smith. All smiles after winning with Prairie Eclipse Friday night."][/caption] by George Paul Nolan scored a hat trick with wins in the first, second and sixth races on Friday night at the Downs, Adrian Ramos won a pair and Janine Smith booted home Prairie Eclipse in the seventh to…
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