Assiniboia Downs Gears Up for Thrilling Manitoba Derby: A Record-Breaking Jackpot Pick 5 and $100,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 Await!

Winnipeg, Canada – August 3, 2023 - The excitement is mounting as Assiniboia Downs (ASD) prepares to host the highly anticipated $125,000 Manitoba Derby on Monday, August 7. The event kicks off the new Western Canadian Triple Crown series announced earlier this year.

This year's Manitoba Derby will feature a mandatory payout day for the ASD Jackpot Pick 5, with a colossal carryover of $597,143 set for the event. The pool for the night is expected to add over $1,000,000, promising a great Monday night opportunity for horseplayers from all over North America to share in that pool.

Additionally, Assiniboia Downs is offering a guaranteed Pick 4 pool of $100,000, further enhancing the betting opportunities for fans playing the Manitoba Derby card.

Darren Dunn, CEO of Assiniboia Downs, commented, "This year's Manitoba Derby race is set to be a highly competitive race featuring a diverse field of 10 horses and it offers a great start to the Western Canada Triple Crown. We now have the highest ASD Jackpot Pick 5 in the track's history to add to the excitement. The atmosphere at the Downs will be electrifying, and we can't wait!"

Fans can join in on the fun by watching the full racing program on the YouTube Live feed in high definition and through your favourite ADW or licensed betting facility throughout North America and across the globe.

First race for the Manitoba Derby card of racing is set for 7:30 pm CT / 8:30 pm ET. For more information about the Manitoba Derby and other upcoming events at Assiniboia Downs, please visit

Click here to view the 2023 Manitoba Derby Press Kit


For more information contact:

Sharon Gulyas, VP Finance & Gaming


Phone: +1 204-885-8782