Coronas Concierge and jockey Jorge Torres won the $40,150 North Central Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity by a neck Sunday at Canterbury Park, covering the 350 yards in 17.868 seconds. Tty From Mr Pye finished second, a nose in front of Ode Tah Ed. Wagering favorite Lethal N First was fourth.
Coronas Concierge is trained by Jason Olmstead and is owned by Tom Maher of Pierre, S.D. and his brother Bill Maher of Boxelder, S.D. The 2-year-old filly paid $19.40 to win.
“We thought this could happen,” Tom Maher, who also owns Lethal N First, said. “She’s honest. She was down on the inside in the trial race and didn’t like it. Today she had a better post position.” Coronas Concierge broke from the fifth post position in this race. “But the main reason is Jason, Jason, Jason Jason,” Maher said, referring to the filly’s trainer, who is currently the second leading quarter horse trainer at Canterbury.
Tom Maher is second all-time in quarter horse owner wins and earnings at Canterbury Park, dating back to 1985 when the Shakopee, Minn. track opened.