Jess Rocket Man Could Dominate $38,600 Cash Caravan Stakes

With two scratches possible in Thursday’s $38,600 Cash Caravan Stakes, Jess Rocket Man figures to be the prohibitive favorite in the 440-yard race restricted to quarter horses bred in Minnesota. Trainer Jason Olmstead indicated that he likely will scratch 4-year-old Jess Rocket Man’s older full brother Dickey Bob and younger full brother Averys Rocket, all […]

Trainer Jason Olmstead Wins North Star State Derby and Futurity

Relentless Legacy takes Derby; Beep Beep Rev Rev by a length in Futurity Trainer Jason Olmstead won the first three quarter horse races of the Canterbury Park season Wednesday. The seven-time training champion scored his first win of the night with maiden Chloes Magic who paid $3.80. His second came in the $28,000 North Star […]

Dickey Bob Again Best in $38,900 Cash Caravan Stakes

Maudest Maven wins The 1889 Futurity Dickey Bob, a six-year-old Minnesota bred quarter horse, won the $38,900 Cash Caravan Wednesday night at Canterbury Park. This was the third Cash Caravan win in four years for Dickey Bob, who is owned and was bred by Judy and Bruce Lunderborg of Gibbon, Minn. He also won the […]

Trainer Jason Olmstead sweeps two quarter horse stakes

Tuesday night at Canterbury Park belonged to the track’s leading quarter horse trainer Jason Olmstead as he swept the co-featured Skip Zimmerman Memorial Stakes and the North Star State Futurity.  Juice Is Loose won the $28,500 Skip Zimmerman by one-half length under Edwin Escobedo for owners Tom Maher and Stephen Williams, covering 350 yards in […]

Hardy and Olmstead Major Players In Quarter Horse Derby

Two names synonymous with Minnesota quarter horse racing account for seven of the 10 starters in the $83,000 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby on Wednesday evening. Hall of Fame trainer Ed Ross Hardy qualified four 3-year-olds in the three trials held July 28 while Jason Olmstead, a lock to win his seventh consecutive training title, […]

Trials for Northlands Futurity and QH Derby Wednesday

Time trials for the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity and the Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby will be held at Canterbury Park Wednesday evening. Due to an expected high heat index, racing will begin at 8:05 p.m. The card originally included five thoroughbred races beginning at 5:00 p.m. but those have been cancelled and the program, […]

Dickey Bob Favored To Win Fourth Bob Morehouse

Dickey Bob Winner of Cash Caravan Stakes

Quarter horse racing returns Memorial Day Monday to Canterbury Park with a pair of races highlighted by the $35,000 Bob Morehouse Stakes. The field of 10 in this 350 yard dash, all Minnesota breds, includes three promising 3-year-olds as well as older runners with credentials but none more accomplished than 6-year-old Dickey Bob. The multiple […]

Racebook Action Galore

Santa Anita delayed its autumn race meet due to fires in the nearby hills but commences Friday at 2:30 p.m. with a 10-race program that includes the G3 Chillingsworth Stakes and the G2 Eddie D. On Saturday, Santa Anita rolls out five graded stakes, all with Breeders’ Cup implications: G2 Chandelier, G1 Rodeo Drive, G1 […]

Dickey Bob Wins $32,700 Cash Caravan Stakes

Dickey Bob Winner of Cash Caravan Stakes

Sweet Carol Line sizzles in Minnesota Futurity trials; Vo Fantastic Aira fastest in Minnesota Derby heats Dickey Bob won the $32,700 Cash Caravan Stakes for the second time at Canterbury Park defeating his full-brother Pyc Jess Bite Mydust by a head in a final time of 19.965 seconds for 400 yards. The quarter horse brothers, […]

Hardy, Olmstead Look To Continue Dominance In Festival Races, But First……..

Beep Beep Zoom Zoom Minnesota Quarter Horse

Tomorrow is a new twist for the traditional Minnesota Festival of Champions quarter horse races, the Minnesota QH Derby and Minnesota QH Futurity.  Trial races. In the past the Derby and Futurity entrants gained access to the races based on earnings. But now payments and sustaining payments made by hopeful owners begat trial races to […]