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Cash Caravan Stakes Wednesday; First Post Shifted to 6:30pm

With high heat indexes expected Wednesday, Canterbury Park racing officials, after consulting with the Minnesota Racing Commission and the Minnesota HBPA, proactively shifted post time to 6:30 p.m. CT from the originally scheduled 5:00 p.m. Last Saturday officials postponed the live racing program because of projected excessive heat, rescheduling the eight-race card for Thursday, August 24. The Thursday program will begin at 5:00 p.m.

“Adjusting post time Wednesday is the correct move based on the heat index projections,” Director of Racing Chris Merz said. “Making the decision today allows for trainers to be prepared and for our guests and employees to also make necessary arrangements. Safety of both the horses and the humans that work outdoors is a primary consideration.”

$22,400 Cash Caravan at 440 Yards

A field of six Minnesota bred quarter horses compete in Wednesday’s seventh race, the $22,400 Cash Caravan Stakes at 440 yards, a racing distance rarely contested at Canterbury Park. In fact only two of the six have tried 440. Top trainer Jason Olmstead has two entered: the 8 to 5 favorite Relentless Legacy, pictured above winning the ’22 North Star State Derby, has won five of 11 starts and Relentless Babe, a 4-year-old filly. Both are owned by Tom Maher. Go-to pilot Edwin Escobedo gets the favorite while Armando Alvidrez rises the filly.

Ed Hardy also has a pair with Western Reserve for Hall of Famers Bob and Julie Petersen and Eos Saving Interest owned by Hardy’s bother-in-law Corey Wilmes.

Myownersbroke, trained and owned by Mark Wilson, finished third last year in the Cash Caravan and second in 2021 when the race was at 400 yards. The big, white 6-year-old is ridden regularly by Nik Goodwin, Canterbury’s all-time leader in earnings and wins.

Briannah McDaniel trains Michael B for Cynthia Besser. Her father Asher Murray won the Cash Caravan three times from 2000 to 2002 with Cracklin Cash and jockey Kim Espy.

Betty Jo Goodwin visited with Wilson, McDaniel and Nik Goodwin to learn more.