As part of the 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada celebrations Assiniboia Downs is hosting a “Name the Foal Contest” co-sponsored by the Canstar group of community newspapers.
The foal is a filly, bred at the Ziprick Thoroughbred Farm in Russell, Manitoba and the name should be tied to the 250th Anniversary of Racing.
The winner will receive $250 ($1 for every year of racing in Canada) and a 16-person suite at a Winnipeg Goldeyes Games. The winner will be honoured in the Winner’s Circle at Assiniboia Downs following a special race named in honour of the Anniversary on July 1.
The contest co-sponsor Canstar already has a special race, the Canstar Canada Day Stakes which is held annually at Assiniboia Downs on Canada Day.
A fireworks display will be held after the races that night to celebrate both the historic day in racing and, of course, the 150th Canadian birthday.
The contest begins May 24 and the deadline for submissions is June 17.
Check back for submission details coming soon.