Sheri Glendinning

“Winningest” Jockeys of Assiniboia Downs

“Winningest” Jockeys of Assiniboia Downs

by Track Historian Bob Gates Let’s go for a walk and retrace the steps of jockeys that the newspaper scribes once called the “winningest” riders in the history of Assiniboia Downs. “Winningest” is an awkward term and not one you hear much anymore.  So let’s go with...

Race Programs: Portals to the Past

Race Programs: Portals to the Past

by Track Historian Bob Gates How about something just a little different this go around? Our subject this week is race programs of the past, but not just any old programs.  Those that follow are special in their own way and with one exception are from my private...

The Stories We Leave Behind

The Stories We Leave Behind

By Track Historian Bob Gates Have you ever wondered what inspires these stories from our racing’s past, a song, a smell, or perhaps even a line from a movie?  This time around it’s a quote from the CBS television series NCIS. “We all die twice. Once when our bodies...

They’re Baaack!

They’re Baaack!

By Track Historian Bob Gates The 150th Running of the Kentucky Derby – check. Mothers’ Day Brunch at the Downs – check.  So now you know live racing at our Portage Avenue track is just around the corner. Throw in a surprise telephone call from long-since retired...