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ASD is the place to be July 1

June 29, 2017     E-mail this page to a friend!

Tell your friends. Assiniboia Downs is the place to be on Saturday, July 1 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the 250th anniversary of horse racing in “Canada” because the same people who put on the jaw-dropping fireworks display after snowmobile races in the winter, CanFire Pyrotechnics, will be in charge of the display that night.

Anyone who saw that display will tell you: “Awesome! I can hardly wait!”

But there’s much more happening that night, too:

• The $25,000 Canstar Canada Day stakes

• BIG REVEAL in “Name the Filly” contest: The name chosen from 848 submitted names will be revealed in the Winner’s Circle. That person wins $250 cash (for the 250th anniversary of racing) and a Goldeyes suite for 16 for a night of baseball.

• It’s Canstar Night at the Races which means there are coupons in today’s and next week’s Canstar community newspapers for $1 off a program, free tip sheet and a chance to win a $500 Travelodge package.

The usual fun continues: 60-second betting spree, $10 buy-in poker, VLT tournament and Crazy Hour. After the races, grab a Crazy Hour brew for $2.95 and half-price chicken fingers and settle in for a fireworks display that will knock your socks off—promise—unless you tie your shoelaces tightly.