By Katie Merritt
L S H Stable is a racing partnership that was formed by several neighbors in 2005. “The group was formed at a birthday party in the neighborhood for one of the neighbors and we came up with the concept that night. L S H stands for the name of our neighborhood, Lake Susan Hills. Almost all the members of the partnership live there,” explained Lance Huwald.
“It was a good idea,” added Wayne Minske, another partner. “Most of the time good ideas never get followed up on, but Lance followed up on this one.”
L S H generally has one or two horses in training and each member owns 5 percent. “[The partnership] allowed us to have ownership with very little equity and have the same amount of fun as if you owned a horse 100 percent,” said Huwald.
“But Canterbury treats you like a full owner anyway, they’re great,” Minske added with a smile.
The first horse L S H owned in 2005 ran second in his first start for them, and was claimed. They later went on to claim a horse named Stormy Babe who won several races for them over a span of a couple years. “We thought it was easy!” they said laughing.
While they know it’s not always easy, the members of L S H can agree on one thing – it’s always fun! “There is nothing more exciting than seeing your horse coming down the track. And as they close in on the finish line, if they have a chance of winning, it’s just really exciting,” said a third member, Pat Fischer.
“That, and getting your picture taken!” said Minske. “I’ve got a wall for that!”