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Stakes Races, Indian Relay Highlight Card

BY JIM WELLS Sometimes the name game works as well as more time honored methods for handicapping a race. Other times, turns of phrase are required, too. Saturday, for instance: A horse named Beach Flower demonstrated she is no wall flower, another named Giant Payday didn’t live up to his name but was a winner […]

Winning Rider Raises Tribal Issues

By Jim Wells It is a simple matter to misinterpret the title for the entry song that preceded Friday’s Indian Relay Races, “Every time I bring a horse into the arena, I give it away.” At first thought, we’re talking claiming horses, are we not? We are not. The song which preceded the first Indian […]


BY JIM WELLS They came from Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota and even northern Minnesota Thursday night _ the Crow, the Lakota, Ojibwe, the Blackfeet and the Shoban. Indian relay racing, Canterbury’s summer spectacle, returned for a third consecutive year bearing the colors, pageantry and cultural traits that these tribes bring to this form […]