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Wet Day Can’t Spoil Triple Crown

BY JIM WELLS A frequent patron of the races stuck his head outside the front door early Saturday to encounter a heavy rain. “Well,” he responded, “Canterbury Park must have something big planned today.” There has been no better forecast of the weather this spring/summer than the schedule at the Shakopee racetrack. If a big […]

Key To Belmont Might Be A Fit, Rested Horse

BY JIM WELLS You are Bob Baffert and your barns are well stocked with expensive horses, but there is one of them asked about almost exclusively in recent days. The 3-year-old Chestnut colt under your care is attracting a lot of attention, questions about his health, his demeanor. Has anything changed since Pimlico ? Baffert […]


By JIM WELLS There are idioms galore in our language that explain the many uses of a hat, that item someone wears upon the head for effect, protocol or simply to keep the rain from drenching one’s skull. You can keep something under one’s hat if you want to keep a secret. You might come […]