Tag Archives: Free Press Handicap

Tiny Broad Zone – Guts and Glory at 2 1/4-miles

[caption id="attachment_3414" align="alignright" width="270"] Broad Zone wins 1961 Winnipeg Free Press Handicap at ASD. Going 2 1/4-miles![/caption] by Bob Most of you have probably never heard of Broad Zone, and for good reason. His story began back in June 1956 at old Polo Park race track and climaxed at the "new" Assiniboia Downs in August…
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Remembering “Woody” in the Free Press

by Bob [caption id="attachment_659" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Iwouldificould wins 2005 Free Press Stakes"][/caption] This Sunday’s running of the Free Press Stakes will be the 52nd edition of the race. The Winnipeg Free Press trophy has a long and storied association with the Downs, beginning with Fremarcton winning the inaugural running of the race in 1960. From…
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