Mystic Lake Derby

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing, Indian Casinos, Minnesota.

This Saturday I was at Canterbury Park for the first running of the Mystic Lake Derby. There was a seven horse field looking to take the $150,000 purse. It was a very close match and extremely hard to pick a winner. Unfortunately, there was a dispute between the 1st and 2nd place horses. The replay clearly showed that Hammers Terror, ridden by Lori Keith, had moved across the track to block another horse.  The officials decided to let the results stand, but the crowd did not seem to care for their decision. The day was filled with jockey challenges and long-shots messing up the handicap work done by many race fans. The eighth race produced a 50 to 1 winner with an exacta that paid $443 for each dollar bet. The trifecta and superfecta payout were massive, the largest I have seen at Canterbury. The weather was great, but the races were incredibly hard to call and I would have done better if I had rolled dice to make my picks.

Leave a Reply