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He’s Smokin Now Wins $60,000 MTA Stallion Auction Stakes

He’s Smokin Now won the $60,000 MTA Stallion Auction Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths Wednesday at Canterbury Park, covering 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.34. Alonso Quinonez rode the winner for trainer Gerald Bennett and owner Winning Stables, Inc., who paid a $3,000 supplemental fee at the time of entry to be eligible for the race. […]


Fireman Oscar

BY JIM WELLS No matter how long you’ve been at an endeavor, there is always a first time for something, for just about everybody. Take Hall of Fame trainer Dave Van Winkle, who’s left his mark just about any place his horses have left tracks in Shakopee over the past three decades. His entry in […]

Lethal N First fastest in trials; King rules in Stallion stakes

  Jockey Dean Butler waited patiently on Appeal to the King, sitting just off the early pacesetter I Forgot It’s Name, before attacking at the top of the stretch and drawing off to win by 9 1/4 lengths in the $55,000 MTA Stallion Auction Stakes Sunday at Canterbury Park. The 3-year-old Minnesota-bred thoroughbred has now […]