Tag Archives: Dr. Ross McKague

Mr. Amazing

[caption id="attachment_19331" align="alignright" width="1000"] Best of Two wins the Buffalo Stakes for trainer Lawrence Anonychuk. July 28, 1976.[/caption] by Bob Gates Lawrence “Mr. Amazing” Anonychuk trained thoroughbred racehorses at Assiniboia Downs for more than 30 years. If we were to restrict ourselves to a discussion of that part of his life, we wouldn’t do his…
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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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Manitoba Jockey Club Director nears half-century mark in horse business

[caption id="attachment_13211" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Dr. Ross and Brenda McKague. R. J. Speers trophy presentation.[/caption] by Bob Gates Dr. Ross Allen McKague hasn't quite reached the half century mark in horse racing, but 50 years ago he embarked on the most important partnership of his life. Yes, even more important than horses. Young Ross met Brenda…
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Tough Manitoba-bred Victor’s Pride made no apologies

[caption id="attachment_1427" align="alignright" width="266" caption="Victor's Pride defeats Merry's Jay - Free Press Archives"][/caption] by Bob Have you ever noticed that when the subject of Manitoba breds comes up, it almost sounds like you find yourself having to apologize for the breed? To varying degrees, many of us have done that, but when you think about…
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