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Eagle Deluxe Wins $52,600 NCQHRA Futurity

Eagle Deluxe won the $52,600 North Central Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity on Sunday at Canterbury Park. The 2-year-old quarter horse colt is trained by Jason Olmstead, who has now won this race each of the last four years. Berkley Packer was aboard the longshot that returned $25.00 to win in the nine-horse field. He […]

News and Notes at Canterbury – August 4

Sunday’s feature race is the $52,600 NCQHRA Futurity. The fastest qualifier from the trials held two weeks ago was Jjsir James. The 2-year-old gelding is trained by Randy Weidner and was ridden by Justine Klaiber  for owner Jerry Olson. In this video Randy talks about Jjsir James past, present and future. Jockey Nik Goodwin has […]


BY JIM WELLS   There are horse races and there are HORSE RACES. This one was a HORSE RACE. Three noses at the wire, followed by close inspection of the obligatory photo, and then the wait that kept all involved on edge. Sunday’s $54,400 North Central Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity lived up to all […]


By Jim Wells Jason  Olmstead considered the question, rolling it across his memory without stopping anywhere specific, trying to pinpoint when his life changed so dramatically. “I guess it was three or four years ago,” he said. The query under consideration was when quarter horse training expanded for him and his wife, Amber Blair, from […]

Two of Canterbury's Best Continue to Win

Sunday there will be five quarter horse trial races for the big-money NCQHRA Futurity on Aug. 7. All of the meet’s top trainers will be represented in those trials as 46 two-year-olds compete for 10 spots in the rich 350 yard final. Quarter horse trainer Ed Ross Hardy surpassed the $3 million mark in lifetime […]

NCQHRA Futurity Trial Qualifiers

Final to be run August 9 RACE # PP#                  HORSE                     TRAINER            TIME 2              1                   Effortlessly Strut   […]

Sunday Racing Musings

Once the obligations of winning such a race were attended to, once the handshakes, backslaps, hugs and nods of congratulation had been received, the interviews conducted and the rush of adrenaline subsided, there was time for family, close friends and the owners of the horse. Yes, there are duties concomitant with riding the winning horses […]

A Little Bit Like a Rodeo

Think back over the past few days about the sporting world and name your favorite athlete. Maybe it was iron man Michael Phelps, American darling Gabby Douglas or the million dollar man, Oscar Pistorius. Or, if racehorses are your thing, Lori Keith just won the biggest race ever run at Canterbury Park, the Mystic Lake Derby. […]