2018 Race Meet

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Have you ever wanted to Own a Racehorse?!

The Assiniboia Racing Club, will allow YOU a chance to get into the game at a very low cost and yet experience the thrill and interest of racehorse ownership.  $500. will buy you a share in a racehorse with no further cost to you for the whole racing season. 

The HBPA is currently preparing to launch the 2018 version of the Assiniboia Racing Club.

 The Memorandum of Understanding.

 The revised 2018 Memorandum of  Understanding, (MOU), which is the basis of the Club's racing partnership is available for review on this homepage. If you are interested in joining the club pleas read this document carefully as it generally sets out how the partnership will operate.

 The Membership Share Purchase.

 If you find the terms of this document acceptable and wish to join the 2018 Club please complete the following: Mail a cheque in the amount of $500 payable to the Manitoba Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, C/O Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage  Avenue , Winnipeg, MB, R3K 2E9,  no later than November 7, 2017,  along with, a copy of the completed and signed last page of the MOU.

(For those of you who are residents of the United States of America, instead of a cheque, please send a money order in Canadian funds at whatever exchange rate is offered on the day you purchase the money order to the same address. And welcome to the Club, by the way).

 The Organizational Meeting.

 Our organizational meeting, for those who have sent in their cheques, will held at the Terrace Dining Room at Assiniboia Downs which the Manitoba Jockey Club has kindly made available for our use. 

The date of this meeting will be:     Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:30 pm, Terrace Dining Room, ASD.

 At that meeting we will discuss trainer selection, whether we should obtain more than one horse, how we could carry one horse over to the next year's club if circumstances permit, a spring BBQ, Club shirts, Barn Tours, criminal record certificates etc. I hope to keep this meeting to no more than an hour. Coffee and water etc. will be provided.

 Manitoba Horse Racing Commission Documents.

 Very importantly, I will have prepared for your signature the Racing Commission documents necessary to function as a racing partnership. All documents must be signed by all members or we cannot race. This is very important, so please try to attend.

 I realize that some  people simply will not be able to attend on this day so I will set up a secondary signing day in April at the backstretch kitchen and will advise of that date by email. 

 The Racing Commission will accept email signatures from our American members and I will see to that myself.

 I will also send out an email summarizing the December 3, 2017, meeting to all paid up members.


The  2017 Club was a lot of fun. We had a really good group of people. We returned about $440 on each $500 share and found a good situation for our horse. I am looking forward to 2018.

 Things can always be improved so if you have any suggestions let me know and we can discuss them on December 3, 2017.

 John Field

HBPA Board of Directors 



The present HBPA Board of Directors:

President - Blaine McLaren

Vice President - Wayne King

Vice President - Jerry Gourneau

Board Members - Connie Clauson, John Field, Jean McEwen, Dale Neuls, Marj Paterson, Ken Pawluk and Leona Stahl.


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