Assiniboia Downs picks

Don’t forget class in your handicapping

by Rob Modern handicapping is so heavily focused on speed, how fast a horse ran and numbers, that people often forget about another important basic form of handicapping. Class handicapping puts heavy emphasis on what level a horse runs at and what kind of company it...

Handicapping Manitoba Lotteries Derby Weekend 2012

by Rob Monday, August 6, is Manitoba Lotteries Derby Day. It’s our biggest day of live racing and it’s shaping up to be incredibly exciting! The four stakes races carded for Derby Day should all have large competitive fields with no clear cut favorites – which means...

Handicapping the Visual: Going Beyond the Past Performances

by Rob When beginners come out to the races one of the first things they do is go down to the paddock, pick out the prettiest horse in the race and bet them. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but is there validity to a method of handicapping that centers...

Pair of Carryovers Start Canada Day Weekend Off Right!

by Rob I’m really not sure how Orville Got Even got up to win the seventh race on Wednesday night, but it was one of the happiest times I’ve had throwing away tickets. The Pick-4 carryover of $3,488 dollars makes Friday’s card that much more exciting. Not to be...

Friday Pick-5 Looks Playable – And Winnable

by Rob Bob’s weekly piece featured the $25,000 Frank Arnason Sire Stakes and the history of that race. I will leave the history to him and concentrate instead on this year’s rendition of the race for 3-year-old Manitoba-breds, which goes as the seventh race on...