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The Levesque Family – Friends of Assiniboia Downs

[caption id="attachment_20453" align="alignright" width="1000"] 1975 Manitoba Derby. L to R: Yonnie Starr, Derby Belle and Jean-Louis Levesque.[/caption]   by Bob Gates How do you pay tribute to the father/son duo of Jean-Louis and Pierre-Louis, who were important contributors to the history of Assiniboia Downs? It isn’t an easy task, but let’s give it a go.…
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Memories of Hall of Famer Irwin Driedger

[caption id="attachment_18620" align="alignright" width="1000"] Irwin in the winner's circle at Assiniboia Downs with Astral Moon in 1979.[/caption] by Bob Gates One of the many rewards of writing the history blog is meeting a lot of good people from the sport we all love. Getting to know Irwin Driedger easily sits near the top of that…
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