Tag Archives: Beau Blade

Anatomy of a Track Record

[caption id="attachment_16689" align="alignright" width="1000"] Rangatira sets new six-furlong track record at ASD. May 20, 1973.[/caption] by Bob Gates Does the title of our blog story this week have a familiar ring to it? Hope so. Most of you are probably too young to remember the 1959 American courtroom drama and crime film "Anatomy of a…
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Tom’s Triactor – Family, Horses and Golf

[caption id="attachment_13567" align="alignleft" width="1000"] Trainer Tom Dodds wins the 1994 Manitoba Derby with P. C.'s Bluff.[/caption] by Bob Gates After researching 50 years of newspaper articles and the like, you'd really think there would be a captivating headline regarding a Derby or an award-winning horse that would stand out over all others. No sir! Oh,…
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Dawn breaks on season #56 at Assiniboia Downs

  [caption id="attachment_1852" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Saugeen Linda from David Swail's barn. Won a race Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs on June 14, 1963. 50 years ago!"][/caption] Fond memories of opening day at the Downs by Bob It’s hard to believe that seven months have passed since we put a wrap on the 2012 live racing…
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