Got to meet Robby at Canterbury last Summer. A true gentleman and a class act in racing. Happy to see him win.
A Baffert horse on turf? What a crazy world we live in.
Welcome to HRN. This piece is really good.
I'm not from New Jersey, but I've been there, and my real name initials are NJ, and one of my nicknames because of that is New Jersey.
Good luck to Valadorna. I just hope the quarantine doesn't last long enough for her to miss the Oaks. That would be awful.
Speaking of the Fair Grounds, I'm A Chatterbox's half brother broke his maiden.
Half brother to I'm a Chatterbox breaks maiden at the Fair Grounds.
Had first foal on New Years Day. A colt out of the El Corredor mare Circle My Name.
Had first foal yesterday. A filly out of the Point Given mare Katouni.
Well, we've cut some of our stakes purses and raised some of them. ADW contracts are being finalized, but we won't really know anything until a couple of months. Once again, we go up against the Travers for the third year in a row, but we'll pick up at least a couple of Kentucky and Chicago shippers. Look for horses trained by Mott, Casse, and Maker. I would say a goal in this is to keep horses nominated to the Derby away from the Centaur at Indiana. They already have two graded stakes, give someone else a turn.
Canterbury has released its stakes schedule for the 2017 season. There will be 32 stakes worth more than $2,000,000. Here's the schedule:
5/6: $50,000 Paul Bunyan and L'Etoile du Nord
5/20: $50,000 Lady Slipper and 10,000 Lakes (state breds)
5/29: $50,000 Northbound Pride Oaks and Honor The Hero
6/10: $50,000 Minnesota Turf Distaff and Minnesota Turf (new races, state breds)
6/18: $100,000 Lady Canterbury and Mystic Lake Mile
7/3: $50,000 Princess Elaine and Blair's Cove(state bred)
7/4: $50,000 Frances Genter and Vic Myers (state bred)
7/29: $40,000 MTA Sales Graduate (eligible two year olds), $85,000 Minnesota Oaks and Minnesota Derby (state breds)
8/13: $50,000 Hoist Her Flag
8/20: $$85,000 Northern Lights Debutante and $85,000 Northern Lights Futurity, $60,000 Minnesota Distaff Sprint, Minnesota Sprint, Minnesota Distaff Classic, and Minnesota Classic (all state breds)
8/26: $50,000 Minnesota HBPA Distaff and Brooks Fields, and $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby.
9/4: $60,000 MTA Stallion Auction (eligible three year olds)
9/15: $50,000John Bullit
9/16: $50,000 Shakopee Juvenile and Tom Metzen HBPA Sprint.
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