Assiniboia Downs announces purse increase

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada, July 18, 2022 - Assiniboia Downs has been experiencing a stellar season to date but are taking nothing for granted. The track is now announcing a purse increase across the board to reward the loyal horse people that are such a critical part of that success.  


Effective today, purses have been increased in every category. Some highlights include a 25% increase in the Maiden Allowance races to $20,000, a 20% bump for the Open Allowance races to $24,000 and the new minimum "open" stakes race has now been elevated to $40,000.


“Our community of owners, trainers and jockeys continue to be so supportive of the racing program here,” said Darren Dunn, CEO. “We are happy to be in a position that we can introduce these increases to the purses. We fully appreciate what it takes to put on a season of competitive racing and we look forward to continuing to work together to deliver the best show we possibly can.”    


The Downs has been experiencing wagering growth of over 60% in the first part of the season. The competitive racing along with the player-focused initiatives of reduced takeouts and the free Player Portal ( have been attributed to that success.


The Jackpot Pick 5 carryover is now $319,000 and growing. If the jackpot is not won by a single winner before the August 1st Manitoba Derby program, it will be set as a mandatory payout which is expected to see wagering of over $1 Million.


Assiniboia Downs racing continues Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights with first post at 7:30 pm (Central Time). The full schedule can be found at


For more information contact:
Darren Dunn
Chief Executive Officer
Assiniboia Downs