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Odds and Ends Headed into Week 3 at Canterbury Park

Luis Fuentes

Jockey Luis Fuentes is the leading rider by wins and purse earnings with three race days complete. From 19 mounts he has seven wins, five seconds and two thirds with earnings of $141,185. Fuentes has ridden winners for several trainers including two wins each for Coty Rosin and Matt Williams and one for his brother Ruben Fuentes, Ryan Kenney and Mike Biehler. Luis is represented by agent Scott Stevens who for the last two seasons handled the business of top jockey Harry Hernandez. Fuentes has been aboard four favorites, winning with three and has six main track wins.

Eduardo Gallardo, second in the standings last season, is one win behind Fuentes. He closed out Sunday’s card winning the final three races and has mounts in all eight races this coming Saturday.

The biggest win price thus far came on May 18 in race 5 when Mr Insensitive won by a head with Alfredo Barajas aboard. The Minnesota bred paid $30.80. He is entered to run again Saturday in race five.

Trainer Coty Rosin is a perfect four for four and is currently the leading trainer. Two of his winners have gone to post as the betting favorite. Rosin has one entered Saturday: Mystifier, the 7 to 2 morning line favorite in the fifth race with Gallardo aboard.

Midnight Current

Saturday’s eight-race card begins at 5:10 central. Fields size averages 8.75 per race. Four consecutive turf races will be run beginning with the second race. That race marks the return of Midnight Current as she begins her 6-year-old campaign. Midnight Current was horse of the meet in 2022 and for the past two meets has been champion grass horse and champion older filly/mare. The Minnesota-bred mare was bred and owned by the late Bob Lothenbach who campaigned her until his death late last year. Midnight Current was sold in an April dispersal sale for $210,000 to Runnymoore Racing who opted to send the mare back to trainer Joel Berndt for another racing season. Gallardo has the mount.

The seventh race is a competitive sprint and marks the 2024 return of last year’s Northern Lights Futurity winner Frosty View. He will face the 2022 Futurity winner It’s Bobs Business who went zero for four in his 3-year-old season. Both geldings are trained by Joel Berndt. Frosty View was also purchased in the Lothenbach dispersal sale. He went for $70,000 and is co-owned by Charlene Gabler and Sampson Racing Stables.

The field for the seventh also includes Distorted Pro who won on opening night at 1 to 5 and provided Mac Robertson with his only win of the meet thus far. El Tomate, trained by Miguel Silva, competed at Oaklawn over the winter including a start in the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes where he finished seventh. Valorie Lund appears to have a talented colt in Quality Rags who has a win and two seconds from three starts at Turf Paradise.

  • Free premium past performances from BRIS are available for each Canterbury Park race day HERE.
  • Nominations for the June 8 Lady Slipper Stakes and 10,000 Lakes Stakes closed over the weekend and can be found online here.
  • Stewards Daily Reports and the Claims Report are also online on the Horsepersons Page.
  • Entries will be taken this Thursday for the first Thursday racing program on June 6.