Press ReleaseJune 12, 2014
Canterbury Park’s 13-race program on Saturday begins with six trials that will determine 10 finalists for the 27th running of the $120,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity on July 6.
The purse is the second-largest paid to Quarter Horses in the history of both the race and the Shakopee, Minnesota, racetrack. The largest purse, $133,525, was paid in last year’s Northlands.
Post time for Saturday’s racing program will be 12:15 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than usual.
“There is a lot of history with the Northlands Futurity and we are proud of the quality of the horses this race has attracted over the years,” track president Randy Sampson said. “The six-figure purse, thanks in part to our purse enhancement agreement with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, guarantees that we will continue to see top 2-year-olds from the Midwest competing at Canterbury Park.”
Last year, trainer Stacy Charette-Hill, Canterbury’s leading Quarter Horse trainer in 2013, qualified five horses for the Northlands Futurity final and finished first, second, third and fifth. She will saddle nine entrants in the 350-yard trials Saturday.
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