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Lumberjack Ron: Memories of Secretariat, Northern Dancer and Assiniboia Downs

[caption id="attachment_16872" align="alignright" width="1000"] Ron Turcotte wins the 1970 Manitoba Centennial Derby aboard Fanfreluche.[/caption] by Bob Gates Ron Turcotte was 14 when he left school to work as a lumberjack with his father.  He saw his career go from cutting lumber in the bush to construction work and eventually he found his way to E.…
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