10-race card handles $3,299,658, fourth most in track history
Doctor Oscar held off a late charge by favorite Love the Nest to win the $60,000 Victor S. Myers Stakes by a length in stakes record time of 1:08.60 for six furlongs. Chad Lindsay rode the winner for Pete Mattson of Prior Lake, Minn. who owns and bred the 3-year-old son of Shackleford. Doctor Oscar (pictured above), trained by David Van Winkle, has now won four of six lifetime starts and paid $5.20.
“He was just a big, healthy horse,” Mattson said. “His mother raced for me and made over $100,000 at Gulfstream Park. We knew he was well bred.”
Brewhouse, ridden by Nik Goodwin, won the $60,000 Frances Genter Stakes racing gate to wire. The betting favorite was not challenged until deep stretch when She’s My Warrior, who had chased in second throughout, made a final move but came up a neck short. The 3-year-old filly, owned by Vicki McGowan and John Mentz, is now undefeated in two career starts. She paid $6.00 to win. Brewhouse is trained by Mac Robertson.
The $50,000 Ralph Strangis Stakes went to Zoe’s Delight by disqualification as a result of front running Thealligatorhunter interfering with eventual third-place finisher Hot Shot Kid inside the eighth pole. Zoe’s Delight finished second but was moved to first as a result of the stewards’ decision.to move Thealligatorhunter from first to third behind Hot Shot Kid. Zoe’s Delight is owned and was bred by Winchester Place Thoroughbreds LLC and is trained by Tony Rengstorf. The winner paid $12.60.
Midnight Current and jockey Harry Hernandez won the $50,000 Minnesota Turf Distaff for owner Lothenbach Stables, Inc. The 4-year-old filly paid $4.40 as the betting favorite and is trained by leading trainer Joel Berndt.
Total handle for the 10-race Hall of Fame Night program was $3,299,658, the fourth largest wagering total in the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s history.