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.