Category Archives: Manitoba Derby

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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Runaway Lion – Mystery Horse – 2012 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_1247" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Come a little bit closer and I'll tell you..."][/caption] by George Williams Runaway Lion ~ Mystery Horse Pedigree: Lion Heart-Wild Goose Chase by Dynaformer Owner: K 5 Stables Trainer: Shelley Brown Jockey: Trevor Simpson On form Runaway Lion might not look like this year’s Manitoba Lotteries Derby winner, but they run…
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The Gov – Royal Connections – 2012 Manitoba Derby Contenders

by George Williams [caption id="attachment_1249" align="alignright" width="270" caption="The Gov peers out over his hay net."][/caption] The Gov ~ Royal Connections Pedigree: Joey Franco-Patricia Hall by Marcellini Owner: Phillip and Robert Hall Trainer: Philip Hall Jockey: Adolfo Morales The Gov has connections, and they’re about as close to Canadian racing royalty as you can get. He…
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Clear The Runway – Big Long Strider – 2012 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_1245" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Clear The Runway. Pretty in blue."][/caption] by George Williams Clear The Runway ~ Big Long Strider Pedigree: Broken Vow-Smokey Diplomacy by Dynaformer Owner: Riversedge Racing Stable, Ltd. Trainer: Greg Tracy Jockey: Rico Walcott When a trainer with multiple championships to his credit at different racetracks decides to ship a horse somewhere…
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So Shiny – The Little Horse That Could – 2012 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_1248" align="alignright" width="270" caption="So Shiny with his rider Prayven Badrie."][/caption] by George Williams So Shiny ~ The Little Horse That Could Pedigree: Will He Shine-Noble Nannie by Shananie Owner: Melissa Peach Trainer: Melissa Peach Jockey: Prayven Badrie If you’re looking for a longshot in the Manitoba Lotteries Derby, “Shiny” might be your horse. Besides…
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Balooga Bull – Comeback Kid – 2012 Manitoba Derby Contenders

[caption id="attachment_1243" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Balooga Bull looks intently out at the track in anticipation of Monday's race."][/caption] by George Williams Balooga Bull~ Comeback Kid Pedigree: Flashy Bull-Proud Crusader by Crusader Sword Owner: Paul Brandt Trainer: Ardell Sayler Jockey: Paul Nolan Can one of the fastest 2-year-olds ever seen at Assiniboia Downs bounce back from his…
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