Jess One Lane Fastest Qualifier for Northlands Futurity

Three trials were conducted Tuesday for the $86,900 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity with the 10 fastest 2-year-olds qualifying for the Aug. 11 final. Jess One Lane recorded the quickest time, 17.987 for 350 yards, by winning the second trial. The colt was ridden by Ismael Suarez Ricardo for trainer Vic Hanson. Suarez Ricardo won five […]

Trials for the History-Rich Northlands Futurity Tuesday

Tuesday continues the long history of the Northlands Futurity with the running of three trial races to determine 10 qualifiers for the Aug. 11 final with an $86,900 purse.  Now in its 33rd rendition, the Northlands Futurity was first conducted in 1986 when this racetrack, in its second year, was called Canterbury Downs.  The purse […]

Quarter Horse Racing Straight And Strong At Canterbury Park

American Quarter Horse racing continues to be an important component of the Canterbury Park racing season. The 2020 mixed-meet format will offer more than 100 races offered exclusively for America’s fastest athlete, the quarter horse. Total purses should near $1.8 million. While the first quarter horse condition book won’t be available until mid-May, owners and […]

Reiswig’s Horses Making Presence Felt

BY JIM WELLS You can phrase it several ways…drought, dry spell, slump, but regardless of   the nomenclature there is an unmistakable feeling when it changes. Relief Followed sometimes by joy, maybe even elation. “I feel like I just broke my maiden a second time,” said winning rider Josh Romero. “It’s been three weeks since I’ve […]

Crawford Barn Keeps The Phone Ringing

BY JIM WELLS Each time he departed the winner’s circle or racetrack Saturday, Tyler Crawford knew a phone call was forthcoming. Each time it was his father, Clint, calling from Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico with a comment or insight on what had just taken place at Canterbury Park. “He calls after every race,” Tyler […]

Northlands Brings Out The Best

By Jim Wells You’ve heard the advice in various forms and probably a couple of hundred times over the years….. Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket, diversify your investments…axioms that have worn thin, lost some of their influence simply through repetition over time. Sometimes, though, you don’t have a choice. Take the […]

Savoring the Moment

The horses had been checked, watered, grazed and mudded down, so a weary husband and wife, still tickled by the evening results, headed home to bed, dead tired, with just enough energy left to issue a few thanks. “Me and Randy were in bed talking,” said Stacy Charette-Hill. “I said that the good Lord has […]

Torres Arrives in a Big Way

When Jorge Torres went to work last January for the Stacy Charette-Hill barn outside Lexington, Okla., he was biting at the bit, eager as all get out to raceride. That notion was firmly implanted, or at least the seeds, when he was a youngster, perhaps three or four, and an uncle gave him a leg up […]

Clean Sweep in Northlands

The best laid plans of mice and men – and quarter horse trainers – don’t always play out as they’re intended. And sometimes they do… just not as expected. Let’s call this one the second no contest of the night. Friday night in the richest quarter horse race in track history, the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, […]