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Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity Field Set Sunday

Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity Field Set Sunday

SHAKOPEE, MN – Pepsi Family Day kicked off at Canterbury Park on Sunday with six quarter horse trials to se the field for the $100, 000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity to be run on July 5.  The top 10 qualifiers based on time for the 350 yard heats advanced to the finals.

Trainer Jason Olmstead won four of the six heats and garnered five of the ten qualifiers, dominating the trials.  Canterbury Hall of Fame trainer Ed Ross Hardy qualified two while Stacy Charette-Hill, Vic Hanson and Bob Johnson qualified one each.

Owners Tom and Bill Maher and Reliance Ranches each qualified two horses each while jockey Cody Smith will have a decision to make come the finals as he was aboard five of the ten qualifiers.

Stallion Pyc Paint Your Wagon sired three winners while Ivory James sired two.  The state of Oklahoma had five qualifiers while Texas and California had two each and South Dakota had one.

A complete list of the qualifiers is below.

Though unable to qualify in heat 1, Divas Dashing Dude (1), Bella Nonna (2) and Regal Ivory (3) give it all they have.  The inside has been a difficult spot for the quarter horses thus far this season.

Though unable to qualify in heat 1, Divas Dashing Dude (1), Bella Nonna (2) and Regal Ivory (3) give it all they have. The inside has been a difficult spot for the quarter horses thus far this season.

Second heat winner, No Regrets Here (5) drives to the finish.  Dividendz (not pictured) also qualified from race 2.

Second heat winner, No Regrets Here (5) drives to the finish. Dividendz (not pictured) also qualified from race 2.

Gone All In (7), the fast qualifier on the day, puts away the field in her heat.

Gone All In (7), the fast qualifier on the day, puts away the field in her heat, Race 3.

Streakin Wagon takes heat 4.  Also qualifying out of this heat was Expensive Paint Job (not pictured)

Streakin Wagon takes heat 4. Also qualifying out of this heat was Expensive Paint Job (not pictured)

 

Miss Famous Diva finishes strongly but failed to qualify from heat 5.  Qualifiers were Big Bad Ivory and Okeyfreight

Miss Famous Diva finishes strongly but failed to qualify from heat 5. Qualifiers were Big Bad Ivory and Okeyfreight

Painted Streaks (8) takes the final heat of the day.  Valiant Norther (not pictured) also qualified out of the heat.

Painted Streaks (8) takes the final heat of the day. Valiant Norther (not pictured) also qualified out of the heat.

As mentioned above, it was Pepsi Family Day at Canterbury and families abounded on the apron, in the petting zoo, on the pony rides and on the playground.  A couple of young patrons had a good time with the face painting, ice cream and making new friends.

Enjoying an ice cream on the warm day - and serious about her ice cream!

Enjoying an ice cream on the warm day and getting serious about it!

Making friends with a lead pony between races.

Making friends with a lead pony between races.

And, of course, there were thoroughbred races on the long 13 race card where an 0-21 gelding finally broke through, a locally based trainer gets the exacta, at least one Minnesota A.P. is running free and a 7-year old making only his second start crushes for his maiden victory.

Ghazablanca finally breaks his maiden in his 22nd career start.

Ghazablanca finally breaks his maiden in his 22nd career start.

Local trainer Troy Bethke's This is the Bizz wins race 10 while...

Local trainer Troy Bethke’s This is the Bizz wins race 10 while…

Bethke's Margo's Song completed the Race 10 exacta.

Bethke’s Margo’s Song completed the Race 10 exacta.

Minnesota bred A P is Loose professionally won an open turf allowance in R11 possibly foreshadowing a successful return to the Viking's fold by the "other" A P.

Minnesota bred A P is Loose professionally won an open turf allowance in R11 possibly foreshadowing a successful return to the Viking’s fold by the “other” A P.

7-year old Initiative beaks his maiden in his 2nd career start.  His first was just a few weeks ago,

7-year old Initiative beaks his maiden in his 2nd career start. His first was just a few weeks ago.

$100,000 MYSTIC LAKE NORTHLANDS FUTURITY FIELD – July 5, 2015

1. Gone All In                          17.980

2. Big Bad Ivory                     18.112

3. Streakin Wagon                 18.134

4. Painted Streaks                 18.208

5. No Regrets Here               18.272

6. Valiant Norther                18.282

7. Eagles Span                       18.291

8. Dividendz                          18.295

9. Okeyfreight                       18.307

10. Expensive Paint Job     18.317

 

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