Year: 2012

River Park – The Great Grandfather of Assiniboia Downs

by Bob In family tree terms, the “father” of Assiniboia Downs was Polo Park race track. The “grandfather” in this imaginary ancestry, with apologies for the lack of female references, was Whittier Park. The “great-grandfather” and we will go back no further, was River...

Money to be made on opening day at ASD! Sunday, May 6, 2012

by Rob It’s Christmas, Easter and Halloween all rolled up into one. It’s the promise of hope and new opportunity. It’s the beginning of new live race meet here at ASD. Dreams of riches and winners abound on Sunday, May 6, on an opening day card of eight races that...

Rob picks 30-1 longshot for 138th Kentucky Derby

by Rob The most exciting two minutes in sport, the Kentucky Derby goes this Saturday with a 20-horse field. The love and beauty of the thoroughbred, the intense rush of action, and the sentiment of My Old Kentucky Home blended with an ounce of bourbon, make the...

Fond Memories of Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs

by Bob Fond Memories of Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs Sunday May 6, 2012 will be the 55th opening day in the illustrious history of Assiniboia Downs. To mark the event, let’s take a trip back in time and see what kind of memories we can find in the Downs’ memory...

Who are George, Rob and Bob?

Romantic at Heart -- George writes horses. George Williams has won four national Sovereign Awards for writing about horse racing in Canada. He started out in horse racing locally as a teenager with trainer Don Gray and later worked for Hall of Fame trainers Woody...