Press ReleaseJune 23, 2014
Trainer Stacy Charette-Hill saddled 12 horses today at Canterbury Park in the three trial races for the $52,775 Canterbury Park Derby. Eight of the 12 ran fast enough to qualify for the July 6 final, including top qualifier Send Me This Wagon who covered 400 yards in 19.872.
The six fastest 3-year-olds were from Charette-Hill’s stable while Ed Ross Hardy had the seventh qualifier and Charley Hunt the eighth.
“I thought I had five good enough to get into the final,” Charette-Hill said. “Send Me This Wagon is probably the fastest but High Ace is just a solid horse.”
High Ace was second in his trial behind Send Me This Wagon. Jockey Jorge Torres rode the winner for Charette-Hill in each of the three trials.
PYC Paint Your Wagon sired half of the finalists.
The complete list of qualifiers: Send Me This Wagon (:19.872), High Ace (:19.987), This Wagons Okay (:19.989), Little PYC (:20.089), Eyesa Wagon Maker (:20.189), Wolfgang James (:20.247), Xoom (:20.328), Valiant Wisdom (:20.346), Sassie Wagon (:20.368) and My Red Rock (:20.399).
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