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Secret Weapons and Other 50-year-old Memories of Nice Dancer

[caption id="attachment_16604" align="alignright" width="1000"] 1972 Manitoba Derby winner Nice Dancer and jockey Bobby Stewart.[/caption] by Bob Gates Well another Manitoba Derby is on the books and congratulations go out to the winner Red Knobs and his connections, owner Rob Nokes, trainer Robertino Diodoro and jockey Jorge Carreno. It's fun to look back at the list…
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The Gold Strike Mile and Assiniboia Downs – A True Harlequin Romance

by Bob [caption id="attachment_15111" align="alignright" width="270"] Gold Strike -- The winning began at ASD[/caption] Okay, now there’s a title in need of an explanation! Over the next two weeks the Gold Strike Mile will be the featured stakes race and it will be run in two divisions. On July 20 Manitoba-bred 3-year-old colts and geldings…
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