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Irwin Driedger, the Jock with the Golden Locks

[caption id="attachment_3839" align="alignright" width="270"] Irwin Driedger aboard Sovereign Award winner Liz's Pride. Gerry Hart photo.[/caption] by Bob Clifford "Shorty" Gray hired 11-year-old Irwin Driedger as an exercise rider. The young blonde schoolboy from Russell, Manitoba tipped the scales at 78 pounds and got his first win on a race track at the Neepawa Fair Grounds…
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Happy Birthday Gary Danelson! All-time leading trainer at Assiniboia Downs!

[caption id="attachment_1520" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Coherence. August 29, 1959. Gary Danelson's first ever win at Assiniboia Downs."][/caption] by Bob Gary Danelson, son of Henry and Hazel, and a native of Scobey Montana, is the all-time leading trainer at Assiniboia Downs. He entered the 2012 season with 1,115 wins and has now added 12 more to sit…
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