Four trials were held today for 350-yard $45,000 North Central Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity final that will be run August 11.
Zoes Sassy Miracle was the fastest qualifier, covering the distance in 17.699 for trainer Mark Barnes. Leading Q trainer Jason Olmstead will saddle five of the 10 two-year-olds that qualified. Robert Johnson qualified two, and Vic Hanson and Randy Weidner one each.
Zoes Sassy Miracle Barnes 17.699
Apollitical Mogul Olmstead 17.759
Ive Got This Olmstead 17.772
Jess Doin Time Olmstead 17.889
CR Lil Bro Olmstead 17.890
Frenemies Johnson 17.916
Ima JJ Junior Weidner 17.944
BHR Flashing Effort Johnson 17.946
Sunlight Seven Hanson 17.954
Thisbetterwork Olmstead 17.973
Jockey Larren Delorme, who once rode at Canterbury on a regular basis, won his 1,000th race Saturday evening when Ride Lady Ride raced to victory in the 2nd race at Prairie Meadows.
Trainer Robertino Diodoro, top trainer here in 2014 and 2015 and the current leader, is approaching his 2,000th career victory, with just 25 wins to go to reach the milestone. He currently has horses racing here, in Iowa, Louisiana, and on the East Coast where he won the first race of the meet at Saratoga on Friday.
“I’d like to get the win here,” Diodoro said earlier in the week, prior to departing for Saratoga. “I wanted to get my 1,000th in Phoenix [at Turf Paradise] and I did. I want to get 2,000 at Canterbury.”
Racing resumes Thursday at Canterbury. Diodoro has six horses entered on the 10-race program that begins with a 6:30 p.m. first post.