Well I just returned from Canterbury and the entries for Friday night are in. Our Stormy Business sired Samstar which we have partnered with Russ & Curtis Sampson on, helps kick off the season in the first race at 6:40 PM. He will come from the 5 post in a 5 1/2 furlong, $30,000 maiden claimer.
Another Stormy Business sired horse, Smart Business, is in the last race of the night and will be coming from the 8 hole in a Maiden Special Weight, $32,500 purse 5 1/2 furlong race. We sold Smart Business a few years ago as a yearling for $15,500 at the MTA sale. We retain the breeding rights and value after a sale, so it's nice to see his workouts indicating he's healthy and ready to run. Good luck to both the fine trainer and owner, Larry Donlin and Jim Thares.
While hoping for these two Stormys break their maidens, the 7th race feature is the 10,000 Lakes. It's a $60,000 purse and includes a top Minnesota bred in Scott Rake's Bourbon County. Bourbon should go the favorite I believe, though there are some other nice Minnesota Breds in the race.
Should be a great evening for racing and I hope to see some of you there.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.