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Qualifying Races Conclude

The Qualifying Races for the Canterbury Claiming Series concluded on Thursday night with the final qualifying race for Colts and Geldings. The Finals for both divisions are coming up on August 2 (Fillies and Mares) and August 9 (Colts and Geldings).

The final qualifying race for Colts and Geldings featured some new faces, some that won’t be eligible for the final due to the fact that they only ran in one qualifying race. In fact, this race was won by Sugar Storm (pictured above) who was dropping out of more difficult company and was claimed in a 5-way shake for $3,500 by Gerald Erfle. Additionally, Patriate – the winner of the first two qualifying races – was scratched on the track prior to the start of the race.

Those qualifying for the $25,000 Filly and Mare final on August 2 are:

Boneafide Cat – 16 Points
Rasin a Delight – 16 Points
Gracias – 15 Points
Mighty Tizzy – 12 Points
Havasu – 11 Points
Lovely Tak – 7 Points

Those qualifying for the $25,000 Colt and Gelding final on August 9 are:

Patriate – 16 Points
French Moon – 14 Points
Flaiming Glory – 14 Points
Timetobook – 10 Points
Vinny V. – 9 Points
Brokeandbusted – 8 Points
Mack’s Monarch – 6 Points
Forest Sunrise – 1 Point

Here’s the replay from last night’s race:


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.