A lot happening coming out of the break.
Both horses came out of their races well. Ender was looking for a spot this weekend but thus far there hasn’t been a race to run him. As we know from last race, the 6 furlongs with very little pace was a crusher. While we can’t control what pace gets entered, we can look for a 6.5 furlong race instead. Karl will keep looking and as soon as we get a spot, we’re entering.
There is nothing remotely available for Laura Ray this weekend but Nevada is looking at a couple of potential spots next weekend so we should be racing again sooner rather than later!
The next tour is Sunday so all of you that signed up for that, here are the details:
– We will meet you all at the stable gate at 9:00 AM. While we may wait a couple of minutes, late comers cannot be allowed entry to the backside, so please be prompt. The stable gate is located on Barenscheer Rd. If you’re approaching Canterbury from 169, go straight through the lights instead of turning left at the Canterbury sign. The backside will be on your left. Take the first left and then the first left again. That is the stable entrance (there is a sign there as well). You can park along the side there or along Barensheer on the grass. Please make sure that you are off the road.
– We will check out the end of morning works, go to the administration building and then swing by the barn(s)
– There will be a LOT of walking so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared. The tour will take about 3 hours so be comfortable and dress for the weather. We will be crossing the exit off the track to get to the trainer’s stand – be aware that it is deep and sandy. There are rest rooms in the admin building and not along the way, so plan accordingly;
– If you’re bringing kids, keep a close hold of them. There is a lot of potential for injury and we cannot be responsible for kids wandering off. Which leads to the next point…
– Horses have the right of way at all times. We’ll keep the group close together and make sure that we give the horses a wide berth. There will be a lot of activity this time of the morning and we need to make sure that we stay out of the way.
– When we get to the barn and our horses are brought out for us, please mind the stable folks that bring them out. Please don’t crowd and listen to their instructions. Both horses are good natured BUT they are still horses and there will be a lot of people.
– If you go to take pictures with them, please don’t dawdle. We want to make sure that everyone gets a chance with them!
– Finally, please stay with the group. Unlicensed personnel cannot be unescorted on the back side. You cannot wander around the barns and just visit horses. There are liability issued to consider, both for the track and for the trainers whose barn you wander into.
LEG UP DAY
The Leg Up Fund was established in 2014 to provide temporary, transitional support to riders injured at Canterbury as they recover and return to the saddle. The fund provides direct resources to Canterbury Park jockeys who are hurt while riding and helps give them a “Leg Up” while they recuperate. There will be all kinds of fundraising events for the Fund and we, as a group, will be contributing directly. Please feel free to participate in the raffles or donating directly yourself. This fund is unique in the industry as it helps support injured jockeys at their home track. It’s a dangerous job when an ambulance follows you around at work. These athletes could use our support.
The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association is hosting another ownership seminar this weekend. It will focus on what it takes to get horses ready to run and provide insight into what it takes to get to the winners’ circle. Check out the flier below,