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Season 60 is approaching fast at ASD! Special promotions here!

Here comes a big milestone at Assiniboia Downs: Season 60 of live racing! Which means the Downs will pull out all stops to make it special. One of those things will be a 60-second Betting Spree every live race day -- which will be lots of fun. But first things first! The 50-day season begins…
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Philip Kives, Master of K5 Stables – A Tribute

[caption id="attachment_5380" align="alignright" width="390"] Phil Kives with Island Fling in 1978.[/caption] by Bob Gates Much has been written about the president and founder of K-tel International since his unexpected death on April 27, 2016. Today we leave the world of the Miracle Brush, Veg-O-Matic, Teflon Fry Pan, Patty Stacker and records like "Hooked on Classics"…
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Husbands wins 4 on opening night 2016 at ASD, Wagering doubles

[caption id="attachment_5341" align="alignleft" width="790"] Out of Mischief powers home to win the first race of the 2016 season at ASD, the Don Gray Memorial, for trainer Gary Danelson. Richard Mairs up.[/caption] Jockey Chris Husbands won four of the eight races on Mothers' Day opening night 2016 at Assiniboia Downs; trainer Tom Gardipy Jr. scored a…
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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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Enjoy Breeders’ Cup 2014 at Assiniboia Downs!

This year’s Breeders’ Cup will be held at Santa Anita on Friday, October 31 & Saturday, November 1. And of course we'll have all the action live via simulcast at the Downs! POST TIMES Friday, October 31 – First race post time: 1:25 p.m. (Central Time). The last race is 7:10 p.m. Saturday, November 1…
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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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Live racing cancelled for Sunday, June 15

Sunday, June 15, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Live racing has been cancelled for today, Sunday, June 15, due to unsafe track conditions. Father's Day Brunch in the Terrace Dining Room and the Father's Day Rib Special will proceed as planned. Simulcast racing is available from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 140 VLTs are open until…
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Sayler puts on show as fans pack Downs for Mother’s Day weekend

[caption id="attachment_3296" align="alignright" width="270"] Mother's Day 2014 at the Downs[/caption] Trainer Ardell Sayler put on quite a show, the weather co-operated beautifully, and the fans packed the house for Mother's Day live racing weekend at the Downs. It was clear that people thoroughly enjoyed getting out of the house after one of the longest, coldest…
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Quick Wins! What’s happening at the Track on Saturday, May 10, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3279" align="alignright" width="252"] Horse throwing money?[/caption]   QUICK WINS! 8 LIVE HORSE RACES - First Post: 7:00 p.m. PICK-4 CARRYOVER of $4,743 starting in Race 4 SUPER HIGH-5 CARRYOVER of $331 in Race 8 JEWEL 101 NIGHT AT THE RACES - Presentation in Winner's Circle after Race 5 NEW! $10-$10-$10 SUPER COMBO DRAW CONTEST…
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