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First Ever ‘Extreme Day’ at the Downs

August 31, 2009 6:19 AM | Sports

Extreme Day - Assiniboia DownsAssiniboia Downs is already planning their big Labour Day event for race fans, which takes place on — you guessed it — Monday, September 7.

Extreme Day, the popular event known for its success in Florida and Minnesota, is coming to Winnipeg.

Extreme distances come into play: the longest race (one and ¾ miles), the shortest race (one quarter mile). The shortest thoroughbred race ever run at Assiniboia Downs – The Speedball – will give the track its first track record in several years.

The day will also include mascot races, featuring mascots from all over Manitoba. They will compete for charity with “wagers,” in the form of donations, going towards Child Find Manitoba.

Post time is 1 p.m.

— With files from a news release