Downerbythemeadow has been entered in a 6 furlong, non-winners of two races in the year (races for $3,000 or less excluded) on Friday, June 8. We’re in the fifth race which will go off a little after 9:00PM. It’s a field of seven where she should hopefully be competitive.
You can see the entries for the race by clicking here.
Jeff and I will get back to the group later in the week with details about paddock procedures, group seating possibilities, etc.
Great to see Downerbythemeadow in for the Friday races. Maybe the Friday night band will be able to play her a winning song. She looks competitive with the others. Does she race for a higher purse as a Minnesota bred? Hope to see the big piece of the pie.
Curt – Yes, there is a difference in purse.
The purse for the race is $7,500 and there is an additional $2,625 added for Minnesota-breds. The purse is then split amongst all the runners in the race, so the top prize would be approximately $6,075 if she were able to win (before paying jockey and trainer).
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The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux will contribute tens of millions of dollars to Canterbury purses, in return for track officials dropping efforts to get legislative approval for slot machines at the racetrack.
Sounds like a win win to me
Ron – Thanks for posting. We’ll post something about this on the blog soon.
Excited to have a horse racing! I am curious why the decision was made to run her at the $3500 level again? Is this where Clay feels she truly belongs as opposed to say, 5K, or is there an unwritten rule when you claim a horse that you run it back at the same claiming level to give the previous owners a chance to claim it back? Just curious……
Matt – It’s a combination of factors. First, there is no unwritten rule, you can do whatever you want to do. In this case, it was about getting her in a race. She isn’t the easiest horse to find a race for because she has won two races this year (one at $3,000 claiming and once against starter allowance company).
The race she is running in this week is for non-winners of two races in the year (with claiming races for $3,000 or less exempt). Therefore, one of her victories doesn’t count and she’s able to sneak into the field. If we were to wait around for a $5,000 race, we may be waiting another week… another two weeks… another month, it’s hard to tell.
Sorry that this is a little “inside baseball” but it’s a little complicated. The short answer is she is in the race so that we could get her on the track and give her a chance to run!
My daughter and I are planning to come out to the track Saturday and cannot be there Friday night. I wish all of my club partners good luck with Downerbythe meadow Friday. Hope to meet you all soon.
We will cheer extra for you and your daughter