Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Upper Midwest Two-Year Olds in Training Sale

Mark your calendars Midwesterners!! The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association will be presenting the 2009 Upper Midwest 2-Year Olds in Training sale at Canterbury Park on May 16th at 6:30 PM or thirty minutes after the completion of live racing, whichever is later. The under tack show will be Friday afternoon starting at noon.

While not a large sale there looks to be some value in there with 18 two-year olds (and two unraced three-year old) ready to hit the racetrack. State breds represented include Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky and Florida. Last year's inaugural sale generated six winners, twenty in the money finishes and over $125,000 in earnings with many of these graduates just starting to hit their stride as three-year olds.

So if you're not heading to Baltimore that weekend, why not pack up and come buy yourself a horse ready to race? While you're at it you can catch opening weekend at Canterbury Park, one of the liveliest and most fun mid-level Thoroughbred summer meets in the country, the simulcast of the Preakness Stakes and if you come a few days early catch a Twins game in the last season at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

For more information on the sale, contact Kay King, Executive Director of the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association at 952-496-3770 (MTASSOC@VOYAGER.NET) or visit the MTA website. I'm still not sure if we'll be active buyers in the sale, but if there are enough interested folks, we can be persuaded! I hope to see you there!

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