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'Fergie', The Jets And Assiniboia Downs

June 22, 2021:

John Ferguson served as General Manager for the New York Rangers for several years and orchestrated one of the biggest "thefts" from Winnipeg's hockey team in 1978. But when the Rangers let Ferguson go, he found his way back to Winnipeg, where he not only joined the city's team but also stumbled his way into Assiniboia Downs and the horse racing industry....read on

Canadian Racing's Return In Limelight

May 18, 2020:

Not only is horse racing going to be the 'only game in town' for a while when it returns across Canada in the coming weeks, but the very fact it is the first major sport to get back to action is making quite a splash in the mainstream media....read on

Assiniboia Meet To Start May 25

May 7, 2020:

Manitoba Thoroughbred racetrack Assiniboia Downs has been given the green light to begin hosting pari-mutuel racing on May 25 without fans in attendance....read on

Assiniboia Still Planning On Racing

March 23, 2020:

Although racing plans have changed rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Assiniboia Downs is still planning on kicking off its 2020 Thoroughbred meet on May 10. Track CEO Darren Dunn has said that the move is not to capitalize on the situation, but to help try to save the industry....read on

Mason On Manitoba Developments

November 27, 2018:

Great Western Harness Racing Circuit President Darryl Mason has commented on the Manitoba Government’s recently announced short-term plan for the provincial horse racing industry....read on

Manitoba Releases Horse Racing Report

November 16, 2018:

The Manitoba government has released the final report from an external review of Manitoba’s horse racing industry, which focused on the long-term and short-term sustainability of the horse racing industry in the province....read on

Paralyzed Jockey Can Now Drive

January 12, 2017:

In June of 2015, Manitoba Thoroughbred jockey Alyssa Selman was left paralyzed after a racing accident at Assiniboia Downs. She could use her arms, but lost all feeling from the chest down. In a great development to the story, it has been reported that Selman can now drive an automobile and is starting to make some other progress, as well....read on

Assiniboia Plan Passes First Vote Easily

January 13, 2016:

On Tuesday, January 12 in Manitoba, councillors that comprise the Assiniboia community committee approved the first draft for the proposed Assiniboia Downs expansion, which has been characterized as an 'urban reserve' complete with racing, entertainment and other amenities....read on

A Bigger, Better Assiniboia Downs?

January 11, 2016:

A plan to turn Manitoba's Assiniboia Downs into what's being described as an 'urban reserve' complete with racing, entertainment and other amenities will be debated by Winnipeg city council on Tuesday....read on

Harness Racing Helps Alyssa Selman

July 22, 2015:

This weekend the harness racing industry in Manitoba will show its support for Alyssa Selman, an injured thoroughbred rider whose story has received international media attention....read on

EHV-1 At Assiniboia Downs

April 29, 2014:

The Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission has issued a release confirming a case of neurological Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) at Assiniboia Downs, a racetrack located in Winnipeg, Manitoba....read on

Manitoba, MJC Reach 12-Year VLT Deal

April 23, 2014:

It has been reported that the Province of Manitoba and the Manitoba Jockey Club have reached a 12-year VLT agreement which will ensure live Thoroughbred racing at Assiniboia Downs will continue. The agreement will see all current litigation by the MJC against the province cease....read on

Manitoba Judge Reserves Decision

April 15, 2014:

It has been reported that judge Richard Chartier has reserved his decision in regard to the Manitoba Jockey Club’s request for an injunction. The injunction would allow it to continue to receive VLT revenue under a 2011 agreement with the provincial government....read on

Assiniboia Granted Licence, Will Race

February 27, 2014:

It has been reported that live racing will continue at Assiniboia Downs in Manitoba in 2014....read on

MJC Withdraws Court Challenge

February 25, 2014:

It has been reported that the Manitoba Jockey Club has decided to not pursue a court challenge in regard to the future of Assiniboia Downs’ wagering licence....read on


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