KoR Races, Wins Second, Is Claimed

King of Rhythm

It cleared up this evening for KoR to come bursting down the stretch to grab second, behind the horse that beat him last time out, Diamond Dan. Unfortunately, KoR was re-claimed back from original trainer, Larry Donlin. Here are some pictures from the hazy August evening.

Paddock Preview

Jeff and I will update the bills and fill you in on what is to happen next.



Race Day

Every race day state vets inspect each horse that is entered to run that day. They inspect the horses legs trying to detect any trouble and also have the handler jog the horse up and down the shedrow to see if the horse is ‘off’ anywhere. King of Rhythm passed the vet exam this morning.

Looks like a wet track may be in the cards for this evening. It rained steadily this morning but is clearing up now at 10AM. Additional showers are in the forecast.

This won’t be an easy race but it could set up for KoR. The horse on the rail, Daryamar, has won two in a row and actually has won twice here, yet is still allowed to run in a ‘non winners of a race in 2010’ condition because wins for $4,000 or less are excluded. Seems odd but its true.

Ideally a race that excludes wins at $3,500 or less or takes into account all wins at Canterbury is what we need. The race condition from which we claimed KoR for example is what we really want. However, inexpicably, that condition is not in final condition book.

So we pretty much need to win tonight or hope to get an extra race written in a couple weeks.

But we can worry about that later….. let’s hope for a big run tonite.

Friday’s details

Race 1….. paddock at about 6:35pm..
there is an area of Silks/Ubetcha Bar set aside for the Gown Racing Club. Feel free to use that area all night.
Same protocol as before. If you want to join everyone in the walking ring be sure to arrive before the horses come up from the saddling area.
KoR has in the past been a handful in the paddock. He may have mellowed as he was fine last time. But we do want to make sure he is calm before the race. He should be able to handle the crowd.

Ownership Seminar Aug. 7

I wanted to let you know about this seminar hosted by the MTA

Thoroughbred Owners Seminar
hosted by Minnesota Thoroughbred Association
Saturday, Aug. 7
10am – Mezzanine Level
Canterbury Park Grandstand

This informal and informational seminar is designed for new and experienced owners who would like to learn more about the exciting game of Thoroughbred ownership and racing! A panel of speakers will cover important topics including legal considerations, financial issues, purchasing, owner/trainer relationships, partnerships, veterinary care and retirement options at the end of racing careers. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered!Call 952.233.4802 or email info@mtassoc.com to register!This seminar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged!

KoR May Be Entered to Race

KoR should be entered this Saturday to race Thursday (July 29th).

The race is for three-year-olds and upward which have not won a race in 2010. The claiming price for the race is $5,000 and the purse is $6,500. The race is six furlongs.

Here is the condition book link if you wanted to take a better look. We will see what happens, hopefully the race will go through.

If you have any questions, let me know!