Every year it’s interesting to see how owners can’t wait to get their horses into the opening weekend at Canterbury. We used to do the same thing to “take advantage” of the early light entries. Funny but we rarely racked up many wins in May.
Interestingly, I just looked at the composite data for last weekend. There were 7 owners who ran 3 or more horses last weekend. They had a total 37 starts, but only 1 win! Wow, tough beginning. Even more amazing, they earned only $39,363 or $1,064 per start!
Of course I’m known for noticing unusual, and some would say irrelevant, data. Nevertheless, tough weekend for some folks.
If you ever want to get at this type of data for yourself, and sort it any way you like, here’s the link. Equibase does a nice job with this information.
Equibase Stats Central
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.