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News and Notes

  • 75 horses were pre-entered on Wednesday for the July 25 Claiming Crown. Final entries and the post position draw will take place on Wednesday.
  • Expected to ride in the Claiming Crown are Russell Baze, Robby Albarado, Julien Leparoux, Rosemary Homeister Jr., Inez Karlsson, and Cliff Berry.
  • Canterbury Hall of Fame jockey Scott Stevens is approaching a career milestone of 4,000 all-breed victories. Scott’s career began in 1976. Thoroughbreds have accounted for the majority of his wins, 3,841, but he also has quarter horse wins. His total entering the Saturday card is 3,994.
  • Impressive MN bred winner Bet Your Boots is entered in the five furlong $50,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile tonight in Iowa. The son of Birdstone won here by 17 lengths in his second career start for trainer Troy Bethke. Paul Nolan will ride tonight. They have drawn post 5 in an eight horse field.