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BY JIM WELLS   Young horses are often a handful_ fractious in racetrack parlance. Difficult in the barn, or the paddock or the gate. Now meet the morning line favorites for the $85,000 Minnesota Oaks and the $85,000 Minnesota Derby, Dazzlingsweetheart and Smooth Chiraz, a couple of three-year-olds who not only defy such descriptions but […]

Dazzlingsweetheart Attempts to Remain Undefeated in Saturday’s Minnesota Oaks

Smooth Chiraz favored in MN Derby; Record purses offered to state-bred 3-year-olds Dazzlingsweetheart, undefeated in three career starts, faces eight others in Saturday’s $85,000 Minnesota Oaks at Canterbury Park. The one mile and seventy yard race is restricted to state-bred fillies. The 3-year-old is owned by Barry and Joni Butzow of Eden Prairie, Minn. and […]

Smooth Chiraz, Dazzlingsweetheart win stakes

BY JIM WELLS VICTOR S. MYERS STAKES The joy of winning a race can sometimes be enough including as it does validation of a job well done. The monetary reward that goes with it is additional compensation for the investment of time and money, and sometimes there is even more. Take the case of Francisco […]