The next few weeks will be pretty quiet on the Kipper Key front. Clay is in the process of moving the barn from Oaklawn to here and will start shipping in the next few days.
Until then, however, there is a major event here at the track that we all can play a part. Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron will be here on Tuesday evening, April 26 and will host a casino night in the Triple Crown Club (3rd floor) benefitting the Leg Up Fund.
The Leg Up Fund was founded right here at Canterbury to provide a bit of a safety net for our local riders. Jockeys are independent contractors and if they are injured on the job and are out of work, they are not earning a dime. Expenses can mount and the hardship can get extraordinary. The Leg Up Fund was founded to help members of our local colony who gets hurt riding and needs a some help.
There are two ways to participate. You can be a part of the MVP Event for $100 which includes an open bar, 6,000 in chips, appetizers and a meet and greet with Chris McCarron. And from 7 – 9:30 the main event runs with dinner, soda, cash bar and 3,000 in chips. These tickets go for $35 in advance and $45 at the door.
Some of the prizes available include: golf the next day with McCarron at Hazeltine; a Twins game the evening of the 27th with McCarron; a day at the races in the Owner’s Box; Ryder Cup tickets and much more.
You can call 952-445-7224 to purchase tickets.
It is a superb cause that stays local. We hope to see you there!
Has Kipper Key arrived in Minnesota yet?
He should be now. Clay was coming via Chicago to pick up more horses so he was a little behind last week.
We are out of town this week but we’ll be back next week and hopefully get some local pictures too.