Tag Archives: Wendell Mustard

Horses of the Great War. Lest We Forget.

by Bob Gates November 11, 2018 marks the centenary of "The Great War." Whether you know it as Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or by its informal name, "Poppy Day," it is one of the most revered days on the calendar. The first of the world wars only came to be known as World…
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That’s a wrap! Season #59 at ASD draws to a close

[caption id="attachment_6304" align="alignright" width="780"] Mustard family celebrates a win on the latest date for the Downs ever to race on November 11, 1991.[/caption] by Bob Gates This week we put the finishing touches on Season #59 at Assiniboia Downs with a weekend featuring five stake races. The Winnipeg Futurity and Matron kick things off on…
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Tiny Broad Zone – Guts and Glory at 2 1/4-miles

[caption id="attachment_3414" align="alignright" width="270"] Broad Zone wins 1961 Winnipeg Free Press Handicap at ASD. Going 2 1/4-miles![/caption] by Bob Most of you have probably never heard of Broad Zone, and for good reason. His story began back in June 1956 at old Polo Park race track and climaxed at the "new" Assiniboia Downs in August…
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