08/10/2004 11:00PM

Assiniboia Downs: Travis in lead


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - With eight weeks left in the Assiniboia Downs racing season, Travis Hightower continues to lead the local jockey standing with 63 victories.

Vince Guerra remains in second with 40 victories, and Jerry Pruitt, who won two races each day last weekend, is in third with 36 wins.

Emile Corbel leads the local trainer standings with 30 wins, four ahead of Ardell Sayler, who won three race last Saturday. Gary Danelson is third with 19 victories.

Races of note remaining on the Assiniboia Downs schedule include the $40,000 Harry Jeffreys Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles Aug. 29; the $40,000 Assiniboia Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles Sept. 12; and the $65,000 Matron Breeders' Cup for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and upward, at 1 1/8 miles Oct. 2.

The older male division has two stakes left, the $40,000 R.J. Speers at 1 1/16 miles Sept. 11 and the $65,000 Gold Breeders' Cup at 1 1/8 miles on closing day, Oct. 3.