Tag Archives: Balancing Dancer

Horses made jockey Jimmy Anderson whole

[caption id="attachment_7623" align="alignnone" width="780"] Jimmy Anderson wins the River Park Handicap aboard Island Fling. Sept. 4, 1978.[/caption] by Bob Gates When Sir Winston Churchill said that "there's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man" it was like he knew Jimmy Anderson. James E. Anderson was the son…
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ASD Opening Day 2015! How about a little history!

[caption id="attachment_4082" align="alignright" width="270"] Balancing Dancer wins on opening day May 3, 1985. Jacques Desautels up.[/caption] by Bob Season #58 is upon us and our majestic four-legged friends go to post this Sunday, May 10th at 1:30. It's Mother's Day of course, and as has become a tradition, the Downs kicks off the 2015 race…
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Harry Gumprich, Springfield cattle rancher, spent quarter century racing horses

by Bob [caption id="attachment_3700" align="alignright" width="270"] Harry and wife Gertrude pose with Derby Belle, 1976 Manitoba Derby. Icy Beau, entrant.[/caption] The Manitoba Derby is coming up Monday, August 4, so how about a trip down memory lane for our annual Derby tale. Local cattleman, Helmuth "Harry" Gumprich will never be famous for his efforts in…
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