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Patriate Does it Again!

The Colt & Gelding Division of Canterbury’s 2012 Claiming Series continued last night with the second of three qualifying races. Patriate and jockey Patricia Trimble didn’t figure to get as easy of a lead this time around but it turns out they had little trouble jumping on the field and putting them away taking them gate to wire.

Through the second race for colts and geldings, here’s a breakdown of the leading male point earners in the 2012 Claiming Series:

Patriate – 16 Points
French Moon – 14 Points
Flaming Glory – 9 Points
Vinny V.- 9 Points
Timetobook – 6 Points
Brokeandbusted – 5 Points
Forener – 4 Points
Local Big Shot – 3 Point

The top 12 point earners will qualify for a $25,000 Championship Race which will be held for Colts and Geldings on August 9.


Two claims were dropped on post time favorite Brokeandbusted. Mike Biehler ended up winning the shake for Tom & Karen Metzen and Gary McCloud. They have now claimed both Brokeandbusted and Boneafide Cat out of claiming series races.

Fillies and Mares get their final chance to earn points next Thursday. Entries will be taken tomorrow.

Look for many of these colts and geldings to run back two weeks from yesterday on Thursday, July 19 as they will continue to try to earn points to qualify for the August 9 Championship.

For more information on the Canterbury Claiming Series, and for complete standings, check out the Canterbury Park webpage.

The 2012 Canterbury Claiming Series is sponsored by Continental Diamond.

This blog was written by Canterbury Park’s Live Racing and Digital Media Coordinator Andrew Offerman. Offerman has served in this role since returning to Minnesota in 2010 after earning his Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program.