Well, after multiple attempts, we have finally secured a second horse for the Club. The club claimed #2 Downerbythemeadow out of tonight’s second race for $3,500. She has won 6 times from 30 lifetime starts and three of those victories have come here at Canterbury Park. Tonight, she finished third behind Havasu and Lovely Tak and that is actually a good thing for us as she remains eligible for more races than if she would have won.
Jeff and I will go back tomorrow to try to get a better look at her and give you Clay’s report on how she came out of the race. Clay had a chance to look over her prior to the race and agreed that she gave us some options as to where we could race her next.
Check out this link to watch a replay of tonight’s race.
Congratulations on getting a second horse!
Interesting claim. With 6 wins lifetime is the thinking we can look for a 5K claiming race non-winners since a certain date? Also, would this horse qualify for the season long claiming tournament? Thanks to Clay for the great work in finding a second horse.
Matt – Yes, main thinking is that there are some options. She’s eligible for $5K Claiming non-winners of two in a year, $3.5K Claiming non-winners of two in a year, she could run in the claiming series as well as some Minnesota-bred races. Options are available depending on what Clay thinks will help her excel.
Did we get the 3rd place share of the purse in the race we claimed Downerbythemeadow?
Mike – No, in claiming races, the purse goes to the owner of record for which the horse started the race.