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Meet Maxwell, our second HFC ambassador

Meet Maxwell, our second HFC ambassador

Donor Support Gives Manitoba Kids Access to the Latest Cancer Treatments At the age of two, Maxwell was diagnosed with choroid plexus carcinoma, an extremely rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. In the spring of 2022 Maxwell began experiencing a number of troubling symptoms that led his parents to take him to the emergency room. A series of…
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TRAINING CAMP PREVIEW: All eyes on Jets' 2C job, Scheifele, Hellebuyck

TRAINING CAMP PREVIEW: All eyes on Jets' 2C job, Scheifele, Hellebuyck

There's far less intrigue heading into Winnipeg Jets training camp this season. We can blame that on the simple fact that the Jets aren't coming into it with a new head coach this time around. That means no new system to unpack over the course of the next couple of weeks, nor will there be as much learning happening regarding the roster. Rick…
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Witt-Gourneau Team Wins Manitoba Derby with Mano Dura

Witt-Gourneau Team Wins Manitoba Derby with Mano Dura

By Scott Taylor ( @staylorsports) Presented by: Assiniboia Downs' leading owner, Henry Witt Jr. , has won his first Manitoba Derby. Sending two horses into the 75th running of Manitoba's most prestigious horse race on Monday night, Witt's Mano Dura, trained by four-time Downs' trainer's champion Jerry Gourneau, stalked the prohibitive favourite,…
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Manitoba Moose on verge of doing what Winnipeg Jets couldn't

Manitoba Moose on verge of doing what Winnipeg Jets couldn't

The Winnipeg Jets' season may be over, but life on the farm isn't. Don't have an account? Create Account The Manitoba Moose, the Jets' top minor-league affiliate, are one win from advancing to the second round of the American Hockey League's Calder Cup Playoffs. Two straight overtime wins have given the Moose a 2-1 lead in their best-of-fives…
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‘No rules violated’ in controversial Assiniboia Downs race

‘No rules violated’ in controversial Assiniboia Downs race

Canada: Manitoba's racing regulator has concluded that no offence was committed in the controversial Assiniboia Downs race in which jockey Sheldon Chickeness appeared to stop riding his mount when holding a clear lead before losing by a neck. However, Darren Dunn, CEO of the Manitoba Jockey Club, said he strongly disagreed with the decision and…
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Manitoba Derby perfect way to cap off Terry Fox Day long weekend

Manitoba Derby perfect way to cap off Terry Fox Day long weekend

For Darren Dunn, a trip out to Assiniboia Downs on Monday evening would be the perfect way to cap off the Terry Fox Day long weekend especially with the 74th running of the $100000 Manitoba Derby, the premier event on the local horse racing schedule. "Understanding that most people are at the lake, those who have access on the weekend it's a great…
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'Unusual' Stretch Drive: Assiniboia Operators Request Full And Complete Review

'Unusual' Stretch Drive: Assiniboia Operators Request Full And Complete Review

The Manitoba Jockey Club, non-profit operators of Assiniboia Downs Racetrack, have reached out to their Provincial regulator, the Liquor, Gaming & Cannabis Authority (L.G.C.A.), to formally request a full and complete review of Race 5 from July 20, 2022. With an easy lead around the far turn, King Witt dropped back to the rear of the field, then…
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Winnipeg Jets & Seattle Kraken Close Out the 2022 NHL Regular Season

Winnipeg Jets & Seattle Kraken Close Out the 2022 NHL Regular Season

The 2022 Stanley Cup Playoff field is set, the matchups are locked in, and the schedule is out, but before they begin tomorrow, there is one more NHL game to be played before the 2021-2022 NHL regular season is done. That game is today at 1:00 p.m. central time between the Winnipeg Jets and Seattle Kraken at the Canada Life Centre. This game was…
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Eight-horse field set for 74th running of the Manitoba Derby

Eight-horse field set for 74th running of the Manitoba Derby

There will be eight starters for Monday Night's 74th running of the Manitoba Derby at Assiniboia Downs. The early favourite, at 7-5 odds, is PrayForPeace, who is coming off an impressive 6 1/2 length victory in the July 11 Derby Trials race. The three-year-old, Kentucky-bred grey/roan gelding is owned by Henry S. Witt Jr of Waco, Texas, and trained…
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Assiniboia Downs season to start later due to weather

Assiniboia Downs season to start later due to weather

The inclement weather hitting Manitoba means horse race enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer to head to the races. Assiniboia Downs said the late winter storms and other related weather issues in April have impacted training for the horses and riders. "Everyone rightfully wants to be able to come out of the gate to compete in top form and…
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Uproar as statement released explaining why jockey who lost huge lead in 'very concerning' race did nothing wrong

Uproar as statement released explaining why jockey who lost huge lead in 'very concerning' race did nothing wrong

PUNTERS are in uproar after a jockey who gave up a huge lead in a'very concerning' race was cleared of any wrongdoing. Irate bettors were demanding a lifetime ban for rider Sheldon Chickeness after a clip of his tactics went viral. The jockey was miles clear on King Witt only to mysteriously drop back on the straight before rallying to finish…
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Thrill of victory beats a fistful of dollars

Thrill of victory beats a fistful of dollars

With only three live racing days left in the 65th season at Assiniboia Downs, the trainer, jockey and owner races have already been decided, but there's still one major stakes race for two-year-olds that nobody can predict, and two major mandatory jackpots that anyone could win. Read this article for free: Already have an account? Log in here " To…
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Manitoba Derby Card Sets Handle Records; Diodoro Sends Out Top Three Finishers

Manitoba Derby Card Sets Handle Records; Diodoro Sends Out Top Three Finishers

The Assiniboia Downs' 74th running of the Manitoba Derby set fresh records this year. Total wagering for the race was $374166 and the total for the day was $3523260, the highest ever for both. The Derby was won by Red Knobs in a duel with Great Escape right to the finish. Jorge Carreno is credited with a fantastic ride, positioning the winner with…
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Carreno on an incredible run

Carreno on an incredible run

Leading rider Jorge Carreno has a chance to sweep the final three open stakes of the live race meeting at Assiniboia Downs in the 93rd running of the $50000 Winnipeg Futurity on Monday, and he'll also have an extra day to increase his overall win total, which currently stands at 59. Read this article for free: Already have an account? Log in here…
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