Three trials were conducted Tuesday for the $86,900 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity with the 10 fastest 2-year-olds qualifying for the Aug. 11 final. Jess One Lane recorded the quickest time, 17.987 for 350 yards, by winning the second trial. The colt was ridden by Ismael Suarez Ricardo for trainer Vic Hanson. Suarez Ricardo won five races on the night.
Trainer Jason Olmstead saddled six of the 10 Northlands qualifiers with A Fabulos Painting the best, winning the first heat in 18.033 seconds, the second fastest overall, as Nik Goodwin rode. Goodwin also won the first two races, both trials for the $48,775 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby, and both trained by Olmstead. Goodwin had not ridden since June 15 at Tampa Bay Downs. Goodwin won four times overall.
Vf Politics N Chicks was the fastest Olmstead qualifier from the two Derby trials with a final time for 400 yards of 19.817 seconds. Canterbury’s leading trainer also qualified three others.
Olmstead had a banner night, he entered 23 horses with runners in nine of the evening’s 12 races and won five. In addition to winning races 1, 2 and 3 the five-time Canterbury champion quarter horse trainer also won races 5 and 8.
Jockey Marcus Swiontek was injured when he was dislodged from Aj Helene shortly after leaving the starting gate in race 3. Early reports are a broken fibula and broken bone in his foot.