Category Archives: Manitoba Derby

Jet Again – 2014 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_3763" align="alignright" width="270"] Jet Again looking forward to his big race.[/caption] by George Jet Again will be the favourite among those with Manitoba connections in this year's Derby and for good reason. The homebred gelding by top local sire Going Commando moved up multiple class levels while also stretching out for the first time…
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Wilko Rum – 2014 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_3778" align="alignright" width="270"] Wilko Rum with trainer Wally Pugh.[/caption] by George Wilko Rum is the first horse ever to run in the Manitoba Derby after beginning his career in Puerto Rico. The chestnut colt made his first six lifetime starts at Hipodromo Camarero, formerly known as El Comandante Race Track, 20 minutes outside San…
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Manitoba Derby history

[caption id="attachment_3727" align="alignright" width="270"] Assembly Hall wins 2013 Manitoba Derby[/caption] by Bob The first “Derby” was run in 1930; although from 1930 to 1933 it was known as the Manitoba Stakes. In 1934 the name of the race was officially changed to the Manitoba Derby. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the…
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Manitoba Lotteries Derby weekend stakes shaping up perfectly for fans and bettors

  [caption id="attachment_2464" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Possible Manitoba Lotteries Derby favourite Stormin Monarcho"][/caption] Rob's Picks and Analysis for July 12, 13, Preview of Derby weekend stakes by Rob I’m going to spend the next few paragraphs dealing with “what ifs” and speculating on things that could happen three weeks down the road on Manitoba Lotteries Derby…
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Balooga Bull Knocks Out Competition in 2012 Manitoba Lotteries Derby

[caption id="attachment_1358" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Balooga Bull with groom Richard Spencer"][/caption] by George Williams If it were a fight they would have stopped it 46.20 seconds into the first round. Balooga Bull had his rivals reeling early in the 64th running of the $75,000 Manitoba Lotteries Derby after a sizzling first quarter in 22.20 seconds. He…
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Cahill Chrome – Classy Californian – 2012 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_1244" align="alignright" width="270" caption=""Toto, I've a feeling we're not in California anymore...""][/caption] by George Williams Cahill Chrome ~ Classy Californian Pedigree: Cahill Road-Takes Two to Mango by Bold Badgett Owner: Roger Hansen Trainer: Roger Hansen Jockey: Rohan Singh If the Manitoba Lotteries Derby were decided on class alone, Cahill Road would be the pick.…
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Pleasant Closing – Overtime – 2012 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_1246" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Old time hockey, coach! Trainer Murray Duncan with Pleasant Closing."][/caption] by George Williams Pleasant Closing ~ Overtime Pedigree: Closing Argument-Pleasant Jolie by Pleasant Colony Owners: Murray Duncan and Garylle Stewart Trainer: Murray Duncan Jockey: Tyrone Nelson Trainer Murray Duncan can fool you. He doesn’t say much, but he knows horses. His…
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Up Jumps a Monster – The Undefeated – 2012 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_1250" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Is he really a monster? - Photo courtesy of Coady Photo/Ryan Haynes at NorthlandsPark.ca"][/caption] by George Williams Up Jumps a Monster ~ The Undefeated Pedigree: Proud Citizen-Hail the Flag by Devil's Bag Owners: Rob Chabot, Tim Kane and Joshua Schayer Trainer: Rob Chabot Jockey: Scott Williams Up Jumps a Monster will…
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