Month: June 2014

Jet Again continues roll towards Manitoba Derby

Jet Again continues roll towards Manitoba Derby

by George Jet Again continued his well-managed progression towards the $75,000 Manitoba Derby Friday night with an easy victory in the Frank Aranason Sire Stakes, Jennifer Reid scored a hat trick, and young couples came out in droves as the predicted rain got lost...

Naigo: A rare and special horse, he was

Naigo: A rare and special horse, he was

by Bob Naigo had the kind of class that most other horses can only dream about. After all, he was a son of the great Northern Dancer, and his owner, Bud Willmot's Kinghaven Farms, expected a lot from him. Most locals who remember this multiple stakes-placed gelding...

Royal Ascot Week: A Guide to Viewing and Betting

Royal Ascot Week: A Guide to Viewing and Betting

Royal Ascot begins today! by Rob In horse racing the day-to-day grind of track after track and race after race can become monotonous, but racing truly shines at the major race meets and race days offered around the world. The Saratoga and Del Mar meets, Kentucky Derby...

Live racing cancelled for Sunday, June 15

Live racing cancelled for Sunday, June 15

Sunday, June 15, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Live racing has been cancelled for today, Sunday, June 15, due to unsafe track conditions. Father's Day Brunch in the Terrace Dining Room and the Father's Day Rib Special will proceed as planned. Simulcast racing is...

The Gang of Seven

The Gang of Seven

by Bob If you scan the list of the Downs' all-time leading trainers you'll find that seven of the top 20 never won a single-season training title. How is it that the best of the best were unable to win a training title? The reasons for this are many and varied, but in...

Tiny Broad Zone – Guts and Glory at 2 1/4-miles

Tiny Broad Zone – Guts and Glory at 2 1/4-miles

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 1961. Overall his career wasn't all that remarkable -- with one...