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The 1970 Manitoba Centennial Derby and “The Trib”: 2020 Milestones

[caption id="attachment_12309" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Fanfreluche, the only filly, was a dilly[/caption] by Bob Gates The Manitoba Centennial Derby celebrates its golden anniversary (1970-2020) this year. Go figure. It doesn’t seem like it, but 50 years have passed since the historic Centennial Derby was run at Assiniboia Downs as "The Queen of all Britons" and her…
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Jim Coleman left a “Hoofprint on our Heart”

by Bob Gates This week's blog story is a departure from our usual tale of yesteryear.  In the early 1970s Toronto sports columnist, Jim Coleman took on a task that few would dare try. In 1971 Coleman together with Canadian Publishers, McClelland and Stewart Limited unleashed a classic piece of writing called "A Hoofprint On…
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