It's always an exciting day when a 2 year old is doing everything right and our breaking/prepping trainer says he is ready to go to our racing trainer, Gary Scherer. Today our last Minnesota Bred horse, (actually bred in Kentucky at Winstar to Sidney's Candy but foaled out of BJ's Angel in Minnesota at The Osborne Farm), ships up to Canterbury Park in Minnesota.
We are going to run him in Minnesota since being foaled counts as being bred in Minnesota and he gets to run against just Minnesota horses in restricted company for reasonable purses. For example, he gets to run against just Minnesota breds for near $36,000 in MSW races. If he ran at say Belterra, the MSW purse is only $18,000 and he has to beat all state's horses. He could run for more, like $100,000 in MSW races at Churchill or in Arkansas or New York for example but, those are some of the best 2 year olds in the country.
Thanks to Kevin Fletcher in Columbia, KY for prepping him so well, and Alan Bassett for getting him up to Canterbury. Now we can only wait and hope our last Minnesota bred, "Caramel Angel", develops well at the track.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.