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Canterbury Invaders Primary Reason To Watch Iowa Tonight

Prairie Meadows in suburban Des Moines, Iowa hosts a pair of $65,000 sprint stakes for 2-year-olds tonight and Canterbury winners will have a strong presence. Race 7 at Prairie, the Prairie Gold Juvenile, includes Richard Ronald , who will be ridden by Leandro Goncalves. He was aboard the colt June 19 when he crushed a […]

Odds and Ends from the Weekend plus more to come….

Hold for More and jockey Orlando Mojica in 10,000 Lakes post parade.

Hold for More was victorious in this weekend’s running of the $50,000 10,000 Lakes Stake. He rated for the early parts of the race behind the three pacesetters, Cupid’s Delight, Bourbon County and Smooth Chiraz, before swinging four wide at the top of the stretch to overtake them all and win by a convincing 2 […]


BY JIM WELLS   The purse is $100,000, the racing is close the entire way. You separate from the field and set your horse’s nose toward the wire, only to discover there is another horse at your shoulder, eyeball to eyeball, stride for stride, over the final 150 yards of the stretch drive. You are […]

Gary Scherer

  By Kristin Bechthold Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Gary Scherer has been involved in the horse racing industry his entire life. His father, Merrill Scherer, started training horses in 1959. Four of his six brothers are also directly involved in the racing industry. Though that makes room for a consequential competition, Scherer […]


BY JIM WELLS   People who knew her quickly sized up the situation Saturday afternoon. “Oh, Cam’s watching from above, as nervous as always.” What irony!  In other words, she was now doing what she didn’t allow herself to do while still here. The person in question passed away last winter and was known for […]

Wind Chill Factor

It’s not often that mention of wind chill factor would bring a smile to any Minnesotan’s face but Saturday at Delta Downs it took on a much more important meaning for fans of racing in this state. Wind Chill Factor, a 2-year-old filly bred in Louisiana by the late Camelia Casby, dominated in the $150,000 […]

Dorsett in Del Mar Derby

Dorsett, winner of the 2013 Mystic Lake Derby, is 6-1 in the second division of the Grade II Del Mar Derby to be held today at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in California. Trained by Michael Stidham and owned by Terry Hamilton, Dorsett, 6-1 on the morning line, will be ridden by perennial top California rider […]

General Jack in With Anticipation

General Jack, winner of the inaugural Shakopee Juvenile Stakes – a part of of the 2013 Mystic Lake Derby card – is favored on the morning line in Thursday’s Grade II With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York. Trained by Michael Maker, General Jack will be ridden by Rosie Napravnik – […]

Ulwellings Mount Final Charge

Canterbury Park’s leading owners, referred to as Champion Owners in the official lexicon of the racetrack, were Al and Bill Ulwelling in 2010 and in 2011. There was an interloper last year by the name of Ruben Martinez, but with time running down in the 2013 meet, the Ulwellings are fully a part of the […]

Fillies Race for Hope

Pink hats, dresses, flowers, horses. Even little girls in pink wings. The starting gate was festooned in pink, and the scroll designating the type of race on the tote board television screen was the same color. It was Fillies Race for Hope day at Canterbury Park, an annual event to raise awareness and money for the support […]