Northern Stars Racing Festival Highlights:
Hall of Fame Riders attended the Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser June 23rd, benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. They signed autographs and met with fans. Edgar Prado, US Hall of Fame Jockey even managed to win the All Star Challenge race, riding Superstar Bea. The fundraiser generated an estimated $250,000 in donations, pushing the fund over the $1 million mark in its five years of existence. Thank you to everyone for your generosity.
Sniper Kitten, trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, won the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby Saturday night by a length in front of Nobrag Justfact, conditioned by local trainer Eric Heitzmann. Maker also trained winner of the Lady Canterbury Stakes, I’m Betty G.
Northern Stars Trainer’s Bonus
On Saturday trainer’s earned points for finish position throughout the 10-race card. The top five trainers received the following bonus money:
Michael Maker 34 $10,000
Michele Boyce 26 $5,000
Robertino Diodoro 22 $2,000
McLean Robertson 22 $2,000
Joel Berndt 13 $1,000
There also was a live bankroll handicapping contest. The players hammered away at the mutuel pools using a $500 live bankroll with which they had to wager at least half of what they had in each of six races.
-Results from the June 23rd Northern Stars Handicapping Contest :
1- Mike Yurczyk $2,703.70 won $6,000
2- Brian Arrigoni $2,249.00 won entry to Sept. 7 contest Ultimate NHC Qualifier
3- Jen Perkins $1,968.90 won entry to Sept. 7 contest
4- Crystal Tamala $584.85 won entry to Sept. 7 contest
Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby Trial Qualifiers
The super fast filly First of 15, winner of the Gopher State Derby, was the fastest qualifier from the trials held Sunday for the July 8 Quarter Horse Derby. Final purse will be $78,450.
RACE # PP# HORSE TRAINER TIME
3 5 First of 15 Olmstead 19.924
2 8 Painted Dynasty Olmstead 19.928
4 4 Marfilmio Hanson 19.965
3 4 Disco Wagon Charette-Hill 19.984
4 1 California Blossom Johnson 19.995
2 4 A Jordon Reed Hardy 20.048
4 9 Eagle Deluxe Olmstead 20.049
3 8 DF Apollitcal Sign Manriquez 20.133
4 2 Olivias Jett Swan 20.310
3 6 Minuscule Monster Goodsell 20.316
Handicappers Weekend Satellite Contest Results
Terry Severson $133.60 Dog Days/Ultimate NC entries
Andrew Zabowski $122.60 Dog Days/Ultimate NC entries
Dave Handeland $112.40 $800 cash
-The Canterbury Carnival is coming to town and will be in Shire Square June 30 through July 5, during live racing.
-A special 4 p.m. first post will take place on July 3 for Canterbury’s Firework Spectacular. Live music and fireworks will follow live racing.