Category Archives: Manitoba Derby

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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Storm Chance – 2014 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_3774" align="alignright" width="270"] Manitoba Derby contender Storm Chance with trainer Marvin Buffalo.[/caption] by George Stormello had both speed and courage, with his best performance being a game nose loss to Scat Daddy in the 2007 Fountain of Youth-G1 going the distance of the Manitoba Derby, 1 1/8-miles, as he was just beginning his 3-year-old…
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Master Lightning – 2014 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_3768" align="alignright" width="270"] Master Lightning has that look in his eyes.[/caption] by George If winning the Manitoba Derby was based solely on the company you kept, Master Lightning would be tough to beat. The royally-bred stakes-placed son of Bluegrass Stakes-G1 winner Pulpit had been running competitively against the best 3-year-olds in North America until…
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On Andy’s Advice – 2014 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_3772" align="alignright" width="270"] On Andy's Advice listening to trainer Wally Pugh.[/caption] by George On Andy's Advice is one of two horses in this year's Manitoba Derby conditioned by veteran horseman Wally T.M. Pugh. Like his stablemate Wilko Rum, On Andy's Advice is by 2004 Breeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 winner Wilko, and if you want a…
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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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