Some news and notes from Canterbury Park.
NEW WAGER & A CHANGE
The track is unveiling a new wager, the .50 Pick 5 on the last five races on the card beginning Thursday night:
· This will operate similar to the Pick 4 in that if no one has all five winners, 50 percent carries over and 50 percent is paid to those tickets that have the most winners.
· This is NOT a jackpot wager.
· Takeout rate is 18 percent.
The Turf Top 5 (first 5 finishers in order) is being adjusted. In the early portion of the meet, the turf top 5 payouts were too often X/Y/ALL/ALL/ALL or some variation thereof. So the following changes hav been made:
· A carryover provision is being added where 50 percent of the pool carries if there are no tickets with all five places correct.
· The carryover will go to the next race on which a Turf Top 5 is offered.
· The 50 percent not carried over will be paid to those with the most correct (i.e. first 4, first 3, first 2 or first finisher).
EARLIER POST TIME SATURDAY
With twelve races on Saturday, including six trials for the Mystic Lake Northlands Quarter Horse Futurity, first post has been moved to 12:15 Central Time.
NOMINATIONS IN FOR LADY CANTERBURY & MYSTIC LAKE MILE
The nominations are in for the pair of $100,000 stakes at Canterbury on Sunday. Among the nominees for the Lady Canterbury include America Mon Amie, winner of last year’s Northbound Pride Oaks, multiple Graded Stakes winner Mizz Money and Graded Stakes winner She’s Not Here.
In the Mystic Lake Mile, nominations are led by graded stakes placed Blarp, Watchyourownbobber and Granny’s Kitten, graded stakes placed and Mystic Lake Mile winner Nun the Less, last year’s champion Pumpkin Rumble and graded stakes winner Trace Creek.
Owners Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey have five nominees between the two races while West Point Thoroughbreds nominated Toasting Master, the 4th place finisher in last year’s Grade 3 Gotham Stakes, to the Mystic Lake Mile.
LASTEST MRC/STEWARDS RULINGS
This season there is not an exportable spreadsheet but here is the link to the Canterbury Park rulings on the MRC website: