Assiniboia Downs Articles

It Will Be a Golden September at the Downs

It Will Be a Golden September at the Downs

In past years, September was mop-up time at Assiniboia Downs. For most racing seasons, September offered up six race dates over two weeks and a couple of big stakes races, but for most people, school, football and the Jets were starting and a season of horse racing was just about a memory.

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Carreno Extends Lead as Derby Approaches

Carreno Extends Lead as Derby Approaches

WINNIPEG — Assiniboia Downs jockey Jorge Carreno is what one might call, “self-aware.” As a veteran of more than 20 years on the back of a racing thoroughbred, Carreno knows there is a lot more to winning horse races than confidence or dumb luck.

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Racing to the Best Season Ever

Racing to the Best Season Ever

WINNIPEG — Assiniboia Downs CEO Darren Dunn has always been somewhat of an optimistic guy. After 40 years at the track, he’s experienced all the highs and suffered through all the lows and there really isn’t much left to surprise.

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