Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing TrackCurrently Open
- Address: 3975 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3K 2E9, Canada
- Timings: 12:00 am - 02:00 am Details
- Phone: +1-2048853330
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Race Track, Family And Kids
Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track - Review
Assiniboia Downs is a Canadian horse racing track which is operated by Manitoba Jockey Club. Since its establishment in 1958, it offers the visitors to enjoy the race in six and half oval track. The three-storey building of the club gives you the chance to host various trade shows here. It houses separated meeting rooms where you organize various corporate meetings. It houses a restaurant which divides the food into several categories and hence you can find a wide collection of food here. It offers a decent selection of cocktails to the visitors. Assiniboia Downs has a banquet hall where you can organize various private events. You can participate in the race as it offers betting facility too.
How To reach Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track by Public Transport
- Rented car/taxi
Things to Know Before Visiting Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track
1.55% of people who visit Winnipeg include Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track in their plan
95% of people start their Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track visit around 7 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track
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Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track, Winnipeg Reviews
Fantastic way to spend a day, I’m not a gambler, but with the lowest bet that you can put on a horse being $2 you can just about spend the entire day there. Watching the horses race by or seeing them paraded before a race is exciting. I like to sit outside with a beer and get some sun while I wait for the horses to come thundering by the finish line. If you don’t know anything about horse racing or betting, you can buy a booklet at the door that is easy to follow and has the horses for each race and suggested possible winners. This place has it all, vlts, food, and even (when I was there) a quick free class on understanding the stats and racing terms. No need to spend a lot of cash to have a good day out. Check it out, I’m glad I did.
Assiniboia Downs never let's me down. The staff are very polite and welcoming. New to the races? They have your back when it comes to reading and understanding the programs before you bet! Most people think the Assiniboia Downs is a place of gambling, for me it's a place to hang out, relax, enjoy the fresh air and spend time with good company. Fair warning: prices for food and beverages can be pricey ( as most entertainment venues are ) so be prepared!
Nice track. The east Indian 'security guy' in the booth by the gate to the barn doesn't seem to recognize a racetrack license from another province, so I didn't get to talk to the people I was supposed to regarding employment. Other than that, the place is great. If I bring my horses there to race, however, security better allow my trainer and I into the stabling area.
We always have fun here. Always enjoy good customer service at the restaurant and watching /betting on the horses is so much fun, even for us "newbies";) Be sure to get close to the horses when they parade them in the pre-race prepping stable to the left of the building and get a bird's eye view of the live race from the 3rd floor grandstands. Good times await!
The trick is to always bet on the horse that looks the most scared. You can clearly see in their eyes that they know about dog food, glue, and bologna. I often buy a hot dog and sit in the front row, raise my eyebrows and point to the horse, then the hot dog, back and forth. We both know what kind of second place meat goes in there.