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Derby Wrap-Up and a Historical Potpourri

[caption id="attachment_19965" align="alignright" width="1000"] Fire n Desire. 1969 Manitoba Derby. In the special infield winner's circle. Note the Silver Derby Trays.[/caption] by Bob Gates Wasn’t that a Derby! A record-breaking $3,708,804 was wagered on Manitoba’s most prestigious race, making the historic 75th running of the Manitoba Derby the largest Derby Day handle, bettering last year’s…
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Psst, Hey Mister, Wanna Buy a Horse?

  by Bob [caption id="attachment_14940" align="alignright" width="270"] Omar's Gift wins 1942 Winnipeg Futurity at Polo Park.[/caption] The story of Omar’s Gift is the stuff that legends are made of! There was a time when most everyone knew the story of Omar’s Gift, but not so much any more, and as your historian, that’s where I…
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