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Mr. and Mrs. Racing Had All the Wright Stuff!

[caption id="attachment_20071" align="alignright" width="1000"] The Wright Family. L to R: Lorraine, Jim, Hazel and Bob.[/caption] by Bob Gates Jim and Hazel Wright are the ultimate example of one of those husband/wife partnerships in our Assiniboia Downs family. For the better part of 20 years they owned and operated the Downs. When the time came for…
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Ponies, politicians and a princess — the day the Downs went dark

[caption id="attachment_3658" align="alignright" width="270"] Michael Gobuty, Adrienne Gobuty and Hazel Wright[/caption] by Bob Talk of ponies and a princess evokes thoughts of a fairytale. Insert politicians and it becomes a nightmare. Thirty-two years have passed since one fateful day in July 1982, but it's a blemish on track history is difficult to forget. It was…
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