Amid the ongoing
coronavirus pandemic, it is very fortunate that the horse-racing industry and
horse-betting didn't close the doors to their fans. Despite the expected
adjustments and preventive measures that need to take place for the operation
to continue, the sport is very much alive. The same thing happened at
Canterbury Park in Minnesota, when it recently opened its new racing season.
Even with fewer
spectators, the race began, showing that the excitement is still in the air.
Live and online, bettors kept their eyes on their favorite horses, and at the
end of the race, winners prevailed and bets were collected.
Canterbury Park will
host a 52-day race, giving a chance for all bettors to garner wins. Better keep
your eye on these winning horses and play your luck in the upcoming races.
formerly known as Canterbury Downs, usually hosts seven races in a day. But now,
it currently hosts nine races, with a night feature that many fans are looking
forward to witnessing. The Canterbury Park race track
hosts both thoroughbred and quarter-horse races, which is a perfect spot for
bettors to play, have fun, and possibly win.
Canterbury Park is
located at Shakopee, Minnesota, where it first opened in 1985, becoming a home
to racehorses that run in a one-mile dirt oval and seven-furlong turf course.
The park also hosts the Mystic Lake Derby and Lady Canterbury Stakes, which are
known to be its biggest stakes.
For any experienced
horse-racing bettor, placing your bets on different categories gives you more
chances to earn big. This can be handy for fans, as the Canterbury Park race
holds both thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing.
In order to help you
formulate a good betting strategy, we have listed the top three winning horses
in each category.
There is a tight
competition when it comes to thoroughbred horses, but the recent rankings show
Fender Bender staying on top. During Canterbury Park's new season-opening on
Wednesday, June 10, Fender Bender won the 4th race of the day. Riding on his
back is his jockey, Leslie Mawing, as they both conquered the six furlongs on dirt,
with a winning time of 1:11:57.
Ray's Angel comes in
second after winning the 6th race of the day in an allowance race type, with a
distance of five and a half furlongs on the dirt and a winning time of 1:04:14.
Trained by Michael E. Biehler, Ray's Angel has current earnings of $23,918.
Placing third is a
filly that won the Maiden Special Weight, Temujin Lady. She conquered the five
and a half furlongs on the dirt, with a winning time of 1:06:30. Temujin Lady
ran alongside Ms. Kela Time and Stylin N Profilin, but the young horse sped
along the racing track, ultimately leading her to victory.
Even if betting on quarter-horse
racing is riskier than on the thoroughbred rankings, placing your bets on its
top-caliber horses can be worth it.
The number-one horse
in the latest leaderboard is Wicked 6, who ran 300 yards on opening day with an
$11,500 purse at stake. Wicked 6 rushed through the racetrack and finished at
16.240 with his jockey, Eugenio Alberto Navarrete Jr.
Trained by a
professional and expert quarter-horse trainer, Jason Olmstead, Polar Xpress
dashed through the Cam Casby Stakes, recording her winning time at 15.573 in a 300-yard
distance. The night feature of the opening day for Canterbury Park's new racing
season was an all-star ensemble of caliber quarter horses, with four horse
entries trained by Olmstead.
Polar Xpress was the fan-favorite Dickey Bob, who was expected to win the race.
Unfortunately, he came up short on the track. Following Polar Xpress in the
field was Haute Wagon, who was neck-close to Polar Xpress for winning the race.
Pyc Jess Bite Mydust, also an Olmstead-trained horse, placed third, while
Dickey Bob placed last.
Falling behind Wicked
6 in the maiden race was Diamonds on the Dirt, who placed third in the overall
quarter-horse ranking in the recent leaderboards. Diamonds on the Dirt has had
an outstanding track record in the past but always seems to fall short of
winning a race. He is worthy rival for other contenders, such as Pyc Jess Bite
Mydust and Haute Wagon.
industry's return gives a sense of normalcy in the middle of a global crisis.
While everyone is trying to face daily challenges, horse-racing commissioners
are hoping the sport will bring fun and excitement to their fans. As the new
racing season opens, every fan and bettor can witness their favorite horses and
get back into horse-betting. Even after facing challenges and major changes,
Canterbury Park still offers exciting racing events and top-caliber horses for
bettors to try their luck.