How to open an online betting account:
Call the mutuel desk at 204-885-3330 ext. 225
to open an HPI (Horse Player Interactive) account if you don’t yet have one. Your first $20 in wagers are free!
Tracks you can bet today starting at 11:35 a.m.:
Gulfstream, Oaklawn, Golden Gate, Remington, Australia. See racing schedule here
(Manitobans only): Email Sheri
. (Specify Equibase or DRF program)
Where to bet:
On your HPI account or by calling 204-885-9800.
Where to watch:
Online or on TV (Bell MTS channels 179-180). Weekend racing is also available on Fox Sports which is part of the Bell MTS sports bundle (channels 1170-82)
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NEW! HOME DELIVERY AND PICK-UP SERVICE!
No access to e-transfer, credit card deposit or a computer to look at a race program? No worries. The Downs is offering a home delivery and pick-up service in Winnipeg.
Call the mutuel desk at 204-885-3330 ext. 225 by noon and an ASD staffer will deliver a race program (specify Equibase or DRF program) and/or pick up a deposit BY 4 PM THE SAME DAY. Social distancing measures will be in place and will be explained to you when you call.
The delivery service is available Wednesday through Sunday. You are encouraged to call THE DAY BEFORE. That’s 204-885-3330 ext. 225.
LIFE GOES ON
A Nonios weanling and Kentucky purchases offer promise
Breeder Larry Falloon on his Foxwarren farm with Nonios foal and the filly’s mother, Esther’s Wish (Denis Huberdeau photo)
In these troubled times, horse breeding goes on as usual with the births of promising foals. Larry Falloon
of Foxwarren, Man. is celebrating the recent birth of the half-sister to last year’s CTHS Sale Stakes winner, Esther’s Quest
, and is touting the genetic qualities and “really nice temperament” of her sire, Nonios
, whose mating services he’s offering at $1,250 a pop.
“She has great-looking broad shoulders,”
he enthused about the weanling whose mother is Esther’s Wish
. He owns the foal and sire with Darin Bouchard
Meanwhile, at Ziprick Thoroughbreds
in Russell, Man.--where Manitoba’s greatest horse of all time, Escape Clause
was born--"we just had a full sister to Why So Blue
(by Going Commando
out of Jungle Storm)
foal today,” Sherisse Ziprick
emailed last week. Why So Blue (13-7-3-0) won the most important stakes race for Manitoba-bred 2-year-olds, the Buffalo, in 2017 then went on to win the Frank Arnason Sire Stakes and the J. W. Sifton. Like brother like sister?
Three other mares who recently dropped their foals, she said, were purchased in Kentucky by her husband, Cam Ziprick
, and Charlie Fouillard
. There’s a colt and a filly by New York-bred A Shin Forward who campaigned exclusively in Japan for four years and won a Grade 1 stakes there
, and a colt by Tourist
who won the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Lots of promise with those foals.
The Ziprick’s resident stallion, Kentucky Bear
, also produced a foal out of Bears Princess
. Her sire is Olmodavor
who finished second in four Grade 1 or 2 stakes.