Tag Archives: Harvey Warner

Downs Honors Contributions of Manitoba Duo with Hall of Fame Nominations

[caption id="attachment_15541" align="alignright" width="1000"] Late MJC Chairman Harvey Warner in one of his favourite places at Assiniboia Downs. (Winnipeg Free Press photo)[/caption] by Bob Gates R. James Speers and "Bobby" Summers are getting awful lonely over at 145 Pacific Avenue, home of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (MSHOF). This past March, Assiniboia Downs took…
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A Toast: To the Dearly Departed and Season #65!

[caption id="attachment_15213" align="alignright" width="1000"] Season #65 at ASD kicks off on May 31 at 7:30 p.m.[/caption] by Bob Gates How about a game of "Jeopardy," Assiniboia Downs style? Answer: September 16, 2021, to May 30, 2022. Question: What is the "off season" for the 2021 - 2022 Downs race meets? In case you're wondering that's…
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Special Sovereign Award well-deserved by MJC President Harvey Warner

[caption id="attachment_12361" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Manitoba Jockey Club President Harvey Warner. Special Sovereign Award recipient, 2020.[/caption] by Bob Gates Let's be truthful, do any of us know how long Manitoba Jockey Club (MJC) President Harvey Warner has been involved in horse racing? This past January 23, The Jockey Club of Canada announced that Harvey was to…
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Manitoba Derby: Runs to Remember

[caption id="attachment_8859" align="alignright" width="1024"] Rough Catch wins 1989 Manitoba Derby! A winner's circle to remember for sure![/caption]   by Bob Gates Welcome to the second in our five-part series devoted to the 70th Running of the Manitoba Derby. Today we look at more than 40 years of Derby memories, starting with the most recent and…
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