WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada, September 18, 2022 - Racing at Assiniboia Downs has been extended an extra day as a result of the most recent cancellation.
The 2022 closing day will now be Wednesday September 28.
The track had an unexpected malfunction with a small section of the track lighting following the first race of the last program. As a result, the remainder of the race card was cancelled, and the issue has since been rectified.
The Downs worked with the industry to extend the meet for one more day to reclaim the racing opportunities for their loyal racing colony.
“It was important for us to ensure that there were alternate opportunities for those horses to race”, said Darren Dunn, CEO. “Everyone wants to get another race in before the end of the season and we fully anticipate full fields for the remaining programs. We are very thankful for the cooperation of the industry to make this happen.”
The excitement continues to grow at the Downs. Racing resumes Monday September 19 featuring the 93rd running of the Winnipeg Futurity Stakes and the guaranteed $50,000 Pick 4 pool.
The ASD Jackpot Pick 5 currently stands at a whopping $412,194. If there isn’t a single winner on this pool before closing day, there will be another mandatory payout event with a carryover that could be the largest in the track’s history. This would happen on Wednesday September 28. The Jackpot Hi-5, with a carryover of $14,465, will be paid out on Tuesday. September 27.
Racing continues Monday and Tuesday this week and then Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to close off the 2022 season. Please visit ASDowns.com for more information.