COLUMBUS, MN – The standardbreds are off and pacing (and trotting) in Minnesota this summer and we were there to capture the opening night action. While the heavens opened up halfway through the nine race card it did nothing to dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm, though it did force a large number of them indoors for a while. In racing action, drivers Lemoyne Svendsen and Travis Bowman started the season with a pair of wins to heat up the driver’s standings early while pacer Valiente Stride was the highest returning mutual of the day paying $21.40.
We enjoyed the evening, we hope you do too!
A few random shots of horses that we thought were pretty cool – including one who thinks he belongs on the commercial with the dogs that have good teeth!