Looking around for a Minnesota bred that made it outside of Canterbury can be hard. We could point to graded stakes winner Wally's Choice in recent memory but anyone else was before my time racing here. However, it is getting easier. The last several years Canterbury Park Hall of Fame owner/breeder Cam Casby has sent out homebreds like Polar Plunge and Talkin' Bout to compete against - and beat - open company around the country. She loves to prove that Minnesota breds can compete with the rest of the world and has consistently succeeded.
|Polar Plunge taking the 2012 Minnesota Distaff Sprint (Photo Credit: Coady Photography)|
|Sky and Sea breaking her maiden by nearly 16 lengths (Photo Credit: Ted Grevelis from Canterbury video)|
|Heliskier in the Canterbury Park Winners' Circle (Photo Credit: Heather R. Frisbie)|
It is starting to look like not just purses are on the upswing in Minnesota.