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Sabre Wrangler – First Quarter Horse Winner at Canterbury

The date was September 3, 1986. What was then Canterbury Downs, in its second year of existence, carded its first American Quarter Horse race, the distance 400 yards. The winner was Pennsylvania-bred Sabre Wrangler, ridden by Roger Ward, trained by Mark Sellers for owner James H. Olson, in a final time of 21.44 seconds. Olson […]

Fastest Day In Minnesota Sports Tuesday With Six Quarter Horse Stakes

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All quarter horse program includes Grade 3 BOA Canterbury Park Championship Challenge Canterbury Park’s Tuesday racing program won’t take long or at least the races themselves won’t, as the 10-race program features quarter horse racing exclusively with distances ranging from 250 yards, usually clocking in at just over 13 seconds, to 870 yards. Track officials […]

Canterbury Park Shakes Up Stakes Schedule For 2020

$3 million in total stakes purses; change in Minnesota Festival of Champions lineup Canterbury Park racing officials today announced a $3 million thoroughbred and quarter horse racing stakes schedule for the 2020 season that runs 65 days, May 15 through Sept. 12. Several changes and date adjustments have been made with an emphasis placed on […]

Tom Pouliot Has A Very Fast Quarter Horse

By Rebecca Roush Growing up on a five-acre hobby farm in Maple Grove, racehorse owner Tom Pouliot had always been around the sport. His parents owned racehorses and others that he would barrel race. They started out racing the horses at “small bush tracks,” at the Anoka County Fairgrounds, and in Lake Elmo and Wadena, […]