Well our last Minnesota bred horse horse runs his last race down South today before coming back up North with trainer Gary Scherer. Caramel Angel, a 4 year old gelding, has now won near $60,000 and knocked off quite a few open company horses (those bred in states other than Minnesota) by winning in both Illinois and Louisiana.
Now after losing most of his conditions, (he can no longer run in races for maidens, non-winners of 2 races or non-winners of 3 races), he is way up in class and running in a $56,000 allowance race today.
Gary (Big G), has done a marvelous job with this high strung yearling I once had to push into a trailer here on our Kentucky farm, with 5 other people, just to load him after he was sedated! This guy has been taught to win from the front and back, while also winning on both the dirt and turf against nothing but open company horses.
Now we simply hope everyone has a safe trip today during Caramel's final warm weather tune up (4th race at Fairgrounds) before heading up to the friendly confines of Canterbury Park to run against other Minnesota breds this summer.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.