George Williams

Articles by George Williams - 11 results

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Manitoba Pulls Together for Paralyzed Jockey

Paralyzed Jockey Alyssa Selman is overwhelmed by new wheelchair-accessible home.

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Ziprick Thoroughbreds: Living the Dream

This article highlights Manitoba thoroughbred breeder Cam Ziprick and how he is living the dream life at 50 right now — family, hockey and horses.

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Bob Nokes: Life After Being a Steward

Have you ever wondered what happens to stewards after they retire? Most of them just seem to disappear into oblivion. Not Bob Nokes.

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Dr. Ross McKague: Big Numbers from Few Mares

Dr. Ross McKague holds the honour of breeding the most expensive Manitoba-bred ever, and his breeding adventure has always been full of big numbers.

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Lorna Gray: Still Going Strong at 77

“The horses are always happy to see me," says Lorna Gray.

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Most Potent Broodmares in Manitoba

The most powerful broodmares in Manitoba is currently hiding out in the snow and bush at tire shop owner Charlie Fouillard’s farm in St. Lazare, MB.

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Faces at the Races: Don Schnell

Trainer Don Schnell is coming off a career year in 2017 with $475,012 in purse earnings, but it was even better than that for the 64-year-old horseman.

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Gaskin Looks Forward to 2018 at Assiniboia

Thoroughbred trainer Steve Gaskin will have a tough time topping his 2017 season at Assiniboia Downs as he enters his third year as a trainer.

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New Initiatives Drawing Interest and Horses at Assiniboia Downs

Assiniboia Downs will have a new and dynamic element to its live racing this year and it’s attracting more horses than usual to the prairie track.

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New Manitoba Stallion Nonios

Veteran thoroughbred breeder Larry Falloon is on the move again with new Manitoba stallion Nonios and an improved band of broodmares. He just can’t quit.