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Broadway Empire Update

At one point Saturday track veterans were decrying the weather and the untimely arrival of heavy rain that significantly reduced attendance and all but destroyed the two feature races. Yet there was still the anticipation of seeing Broadway Empire, who ran sixth against some of the top horses in the game in the Metropolitan Mile […]

Broadway Empire in Mystic Lake Mile

The horses had departed the paddock for the racetrack on a recent afternoon when another one seemed to appear out of nowhere, circling the oval at the hand of an assistant trainer, on his toes one minute, then back at a gentle walk whenever his handler shook the lead rope.  The horse in question was […]

Broadway Empire back in Shakopee

The rider was back on the job locally Sunday but wiped out on Monday. The horse was back in the barn on Monday and jogged for the first time on Thursday. The trainer? He’ll be back on the job locally late Friday night. All concerned agree that the experience was well worth the effort.. Broadway […]

Stevens Ready For Belmont

It’s a whirlwind trip, really, a two-day excursion that despite its brevity will take a special place in the library of memories his career has become. Gone Friday morning and back by Sunday a.m. to ride that afternoon’s card.  From Canterbury Park to Belmont Park in a 48-hour swing that places him in an opening […]

Scott Stevens to ride Broadway Empire in Met Mile at Belmont

                                   It’s not the Belmont Stakes but it’s part of the same card and it does have a nice ring to it.              How does $1. 25 million sound?   Canterbury Park Hall of Fame rider Scott Stevens will ride Broadway Empire, trained by Canterbury conditioner Robertino Diodoro, in the Grade I Metropolitan […]