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Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track

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Address: 3975 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9, Canada
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Lots of Fun!

It is so exciting to go to the horse racing track. Though it doesn't seem like an appealing activity for a 20-something year old, it really is a lot of fun to bet on horses... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
themiffypop
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family has always attended at least two or three races every summer. It is a fun way to spend an evening or afternoon with the kids getting involved in choosing the horses and cheering them on. You don't have to spend alot of money. It is free to enter and you can spend as little as $2 a bet... More 

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Thank H_and_Lucy
ASD16CS, Corporate & Group Sales at Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you and your family enjoys attending the races. We hope to see you and the family again this year, as we celebrate our 60th season of live racing at Assiniboia Downs. Season opens Mother's day May 14th. 2017 More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not really a horse-guy, and only get out here a couple of times a year, but I love the atmosphere, the excitement and pretty much everything about the track. The betting leaves me mystified, but the crowds are enthusiastic and help to explain the inexplicable; the horses are beautiful and the races exciting. It isn't Ascot or Epsom,... More 

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Thank MaxGlobetrotter
ASD16CS, Corporate and Group Sales at Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. I would have to agree that the excitement of the crowds grow with each race, something about hearing the thunder of the horses as they race past the grandstand to the finish line is very infectious. we look forward to welcoming you back again this year as Assiniboia Downs celebrates it's 60 season... More 

Winnipeg
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

everytime you visit the Downs it is always lots if fun. Very exciting to watch the hirses run. Even kids can get there parent to make small bets for them. I have been going here for 40 years and will do so for another. I dont bet much but do a little on each race. If you have not gone... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Good food .buffet and drinks good menu selection great quality food - nice view great for meetings and other events

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Thank myslk350
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Thank you for taking the time to review our facility and our food and beverage service. We appreciate your patronage. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It is so exciting to go to the horse racing track. Though it doesn't seem like an appealing activity for a 20-something year old, it really is a lot of fun to bet on horses. They make betting simple by offering different bet packages you can get. A program is also only $3. There is lots of places to sit,... More 

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Thank themiffypop
ASD16CS, Corporate Sales at Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track, responded to this review

Good morning, thank you for taking the time to lets us know about your visit to Assiniboia Downs. We have been very fortunate this year to have had a number of very busy live race events and it times it's a challenge in knowing just how much staff we will require each night. I have passed your review to our... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My first experience at the Downs was to watch a friends horses race. The first race was so exciting because half way around the bend it was in the lead and stayed there. We were both jumping up and down and screaming with excitement. I had a small wager on her horse to win even though it wasn't picked to... More 

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Thank Sandi M
ASD16CS, Corporate and Group Sales Executive at Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track, responded to this review

Good morning, we are so happy to hear our first experience at Assiniboia Downs was a great one. Yes the Winner's circle is a great experience and a highlight for many visitors. Did you know that anyone can book a race presentation. You can have a great of family and friends come out to the Races and have a race... More 

winnipeg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Make an evening of it if you get the chance; have the buffet in the dining room, incredible food and lots of choices. Then sit at your table in the air conditioned comfort and bet on your favourite horse, the host/hostesses take your bets right there. Take a walk down to the paddock and see the jockey and their horse... More 

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Thank beeterbar
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

bet a little or bet a lot. Great place for the buffet, food is excellent. We always go at least three times in the summer.

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Thank romden
ASD16CS, Corporate and Group Sales at Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing Track, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words it is always great to hear that we delivered on our promise of great customer satisfaction. We look forward to welcomeing you and your family and friends back soon. More 

Selkirk, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My wife and I have not been to Assiniboia Downs in years. Our children had other commitments for Father's Day so we decided to go to the track. My wife called about going for the buffet but it was full. There is normally free parking for the races but the Red River Ex was on and anybody parking in the... More 

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Thank Tom7787
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Dear Tom from Selkirk, thank you very much for your very kind words. We are all so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your day with us. Sorry about having to pay for parking, usually parking is free except for when the Red River Ex is here. I have past your note regarding your meals to Chef... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Parking is Free, Admission is Free and no obligation to place any bets. If you want to see the horses throughout the entire race, then sit in the grandstand otherwise standing at track level by the finish line gives you a good sense how fast the horses are going. Concessions are reasonably priced and if it's raining the grandstand is... More 

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Thank Teeroy5
Management response:

Hello Teeroy5, thank you for your very kind words, your correct when you say its a very inexpensive evening to spend with family and friends. Did you also know that after the last race we have what we call Crazy Hour where beer, wine , shots and appetizers are all half price. Hope you welcome you back soon. More 

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