Zoomn On Bye takes Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby
Eva the Diva won the $86,900 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity on Tuesday evening at Canterbury Park at 30 to 1, the longest odds in the nine-horse field. The 2-year-old filly is trained by Mark Barnes for owners Becky Lowell and Lynn Husman. Jockey Julian Serrano was aboard. The winner paid $62 for a $2 win wager. The Northlands Futurity, in its 33rd rendition, is the richest race on the quarter horse stakes schedule this season. Eva the Diva broke from the inside post and went quickly to the lead. She held on to win by a neck over Whisperalittleprayer. A Fabulos Painting was third. Final time for the 350 yard distance was 17.926 seconds.
“She likes horses down close to her where she can see them,” Barnes said. “She’s a hard learner. She put together a good one tonight.”
Zoomn On Bye, who earlier in the race meet won the Gopher State Derby, was victorious in the $48,775 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby. The 3-year-old is trained by Cory Rumsey for owner B. Thomas Pick. Ry Eikleberry rode the winner, covering 400 yards in 19.925 seconds. Zoomn On Bye finished one-half length in front of the favorite Tipsy Girl B who was a neck better than Vf Politics N Chicks in third.
Five-year-old gelding Dickey Bob won the $32,700 Bob Morehouse Stakes for the third consecutive time for trainer Jason Olmstead and owner Lunderborg LLC. His 6-year-old full brother Pyc Jess Bite Mydust finished second.
Bob Johnson trained the top five finishers in the 10-horse field of The 1889 Futurity including the winner Apollitical Stunner. The 350 yard stake with a $15,000 purse was restricted to 2-year-olds bred in North Dakota or South Dakota.
Olmstead also won the $20,000 Northlands Juvenile with One Kool Dreamer for owner Brenda Reiswig. Luis Valenzuela had the mount on the winner who paid $3.60 as the betting favorite.
Jockey Kelsi Harr rode her first quarter horse race two weeks ago. In fact she rode eight races that night, hitting the board a couple of times. Tonight she earned her first quarter horse victory on longshot Living in the Past who paid $63.20 to win.