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Ferrari James Leads Dash in a Flash Stakes at Canterbury Park
Multiples stakes winner Ferrari James has been installed at the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's $15,000 Dash In A Flash Stakes at Canterbury Park.

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Ferrari James Leads Dash in a Flash Stakes at Canterbury Park

SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 12, 2018—Extreme Day at Canterbury Park includes exhibition races of ostriches, camels and zebras, but each year, the track offers some unique horse racing events for racing fans, as well. On Saturday Canterbury will host the $15,000 Dash In A Flash, with Quarter Horses racing the shortest recognized distance in the sport, 110 yards.

The race card will also feature Quarter Horses racing at 870 yards in an allowance before the Dash In A Flash Stakes, followed by Thoroughbreds racing at 440 yards down the straightway. The card includes the popular Battle of the Surfaces, with full Thoroughbred fields racing simultaneously on the dirt and turf tracks.

This year’s Dash In A Flash stakes is highlighted by several horses with quick speed, including #2 Ferrari James (3-1) with leading 2018 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse jockey Cristian Esqueda.

Ferrari James, by Ivory James and out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Ferrari Fast Prize, will attempt the short distance for the first time in his career, but enters the race as the class of the field. The 5-year-old gelding is a multiple stakes winner with earnings of over $236,547, including wins last fall in the Grade 2 Keokuk Stakes and Grade 3 Two Rivers Stakes at Prairie Meadows, and multiple stakes appearances this spring at Remington.

Ferrari James has only finished out of the money once in four lifetime starts at Canterbury.

#5 Ms Haulin Chic is the only horse in the field with a win at Saturday’s unique distance. The 4-year-old Dominyun filly won three consecutive races last summer and fall between Canterbury and Prairie Meadows, including a win in a 110-yard allowance in Iowa. She is owned by Haulin Assets Racing, trained by Allen Hybsha, and was bred in Oklahoma by Racehorse, Inc, out of the Valiant Hero mare Valiant Chic.

At 10-1 on the morning line, #7 Eos Wing Man may be available at a price, but the 3-year-old gelded son of Apollitical Jess has good gate speed and has been able to gain an early lead in longer races. He is trained by Ed Ross Hardy and will be ridden by Berkley Packer for the first time on Saturday. Corey Wilmes bred and owns Eos Wing Man, who is out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Eye Opening Special.

Eos Wing Man is three for four in his Canterbury record.

The $15,000 Dash in a Flash Stakes is Race 2 on Saturday, July 14, at Canterbury Park. Estimated post time is 1:14 pm CT.

The field, by post position, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:

  1. Gianna Grace: Stacy Charette-Hill, Nakia Ramirez, 10-1
  2. Ferrari James: Philip Fauchald, Cristian Esqueda, 3-1
  3. Park Avenue Air: Ron Addicott, Katlin Bedford, 20-1
  4. Bye Byefreighttrain: Shawna Manriquez, Julian Serrano, 4-1
  5. Ms Haulin Chic: R. Allen Hybsha, Ismael Suarez Ricardo, 8-1
  6. Fast N Famous Jeans: Manuel Campos, Denny Velazquez, 15-1
  7. Eos Wing Man: Ed Ross Hardy, Berkley Packer, 10-1
  8. Bout Tree Fiddy: Patrick Swan, Brayan Velazquez, 9-2
  9. Perfect Lota: Stacy Charette-Hill, Jorge Torres, 6-1
  10. Ms First Prize Rainy: Mark Wilson, Nik Goodwin, 12-1

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The 2018 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse stakes schedule includes 16 stakes races worth over $660,000.

Live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Saturday, September 15, 2018. The 70-day race meet offers racing on Thursday and Friday evenings at 6:30 pm CT and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 12:45 pm CT. in June and July. Quarter horse racing is held at the beginning of each race card.