Tag Archives: Debutante Stakes

Derby Wrap-Up and a Historical Potpourri

[caption id="attachment_19965" align="alignright" width="1000"] Fire n Desire. 1969 Manitoba Derby. In the special infield winner's circle. Note the Silver Derby Trays.[/caption] by Bob Gates Wasn’t that a Derby! A record-breaking $3,708,804 was wagered on Manitoba’s most prestigious race, making the historic 75th running of the Manitoba Derby the largest Derby Day handle, bettering last year’s…
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Bob Crockett, Owner, Breeder of Thoroughbreds. A 50-Year Adventure.

  [caption id="attachment_17090" align="alignright" width="1000"] Dawn Marches On wins the 1982 Debutante Stakes for Hazelridge Holdings and Bob Crockett, second from left of horse.[/caption] by Bob Gates Quiet and unassuming, that's Robert "call-me-Bob" Crockett. And this friends, makes his story challenging to tell. For the purposes of this history blog that means there's less information…
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Miss Missile, A Love Story

  [caption id="attachment_2322" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Miss Missile wins 2008 Chantilly."][/caption] Chantilly winner was one of the best 3-year-old fillies in Downs' history by Bob Ever since its inaugural run in 1981 the Chantilly has featured some of the finest 3-year-old fillies ever to run at Assiniboia Downs! This year’s edition goes Wednesday, June 26 with…
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