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Extreme Race Day this Sunday at Canterbury Park

August 6, 2009     E-mail this page to a friend!

Canterbury Park’s third annual Extreme Race Day, Sunday, August 9, will feature nine races, including two thoroughbred stakes, plus exhibition races by camels and ostriches. Several of the races on the program have unique conditions or are at distances not normally carded at Canterbury. The program begins at 1:30 pm.

The $50,000 Brian Barenscheer Juvenile Stakes, at 5 ˝ furlongs, has attracted a field of eight 2-year-olds, including the promising Minnesota bred Bet Your Boots trained by Troy Bethke. The $50,000 John Bullit Stakes, at 1 1/16 miles on the turf course, drew nine entries.

Also part of the program is a race restricted to horses seven-years-old or older, named The Ageless Wonders. The Blazing Saddles is a 3 ˝ furlong dash. Entries include Miss Missile, a multiple stakes winning filly, that has recorded victories at nine different distances in her career, on both dirt and turf.

The Dirty Dozen is a one-mile turf race restricted to horses that have never won on the turf. Wayzata Bay has earned more than $700,000 in his career, scoring victories in multiple stakes across the Midwest, yet on the turf he has never won in five tries. Wayazta Bay will be ridden by Adolfo Morales.

Quarter Horses line up to race a football field’s length in the 100 yard Dash In A Flash. Defending champion Wheely Quick returns for owners Al and Claire Lundgren of Plymouth, MN.

The ostrich race is scheduled for 2:40 pm. The camel race will be held after race eight at approximately 4:55 pm.

Closing out Extreme Race Day is a marathon, the 2 1/16 mile Around And Around They Go.

General admission is $5. Children 17 and under are admitted free. Parking is free. Sunday is also Pepsi Family Day at Canterbury Park with free pony rides, petting zoo, and face painters. For more information, call (952) 445-7223.