Tag Archives: Jack Robertson

Bobby Q, The Horse that Jack Built

[caption id="attachment_4222" align="alignright" width="270"] Bobby Q defeats Hub Cap in the 1984 R. J. Speers Memorial.[/caption] by Bob This week's image in our historical rear view mirror belongs to Bobby Q and veteran horseman Jack Robertson from Amaranth, Manitoba. Bobby Q first popped up on the radar screen with his performance in the 10th running…
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The Gang of Seven

[caption id="attachment_3450" align="alignright" width="270"] Albert Edward Blake. One of the best trainers ever at Assiniboia Downs.[/caption] by Bob If you scan the list of the Downs' all-time leading trainers you'll find that seven of the top 20 never won a single-season training title. How is it that the best of the best were unable to…
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Uene, Solid Gold in 88

  [caption id="attachment_2896" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Uene wins Assiniboia Downs Gold Cup, Sept. 4, 1988."][/caption] by Bob Uene was one of those special horses that left his hoofprints on the heart of Assiniboia Downs even though he only raced at our local oval for two short seasons. How does something like that happen? First of all,…
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