Press ReleaseJune 9, 2014
Dirt Road Queen, owned by Robert and Julie Petersen of Cokato, Minnesota, won the $21,250 Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ and North Central Quarter Horse Racing Association Derby Sunday at Canterbury Park.
The 3-year-old filly, ridden by Seth Martinez and trained by William Harris, was bred in Minnesota by the owners.
Dirt Road Queen broke inward from the starting gate but Martinez quickly straightened her and took command, winning the 400 yard race by 1 1/4 lengths in :20.005.
“I knew she breaks well,” Harris said. “I hoped she could get good position and go on with it. She’s a racehorse. She breaks and runs.”
CR Strawflyn Bux, ridden by Rusty Shaw, was second and Readi to be Famous and Marcus Swiontek finished third.
Dirt Road Queen is by Country Chicks Man and is out of the Blushing Bug mare Inclinda. This is her first stakes victory, and pushes her record to two wins in six starts. She has earned $21,220.
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