Canterbury Race Meet Concluded Saturday With Positive Trends, Alotta Oh La La QH of the Meet
Two time futurity winner Alotta Oh La La Quarter Horse of the Meet.

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Canterbury Race Meet Concluded Saturday With Positive Trends, Alotta Oh La La QH of the Meet

SHAKOPOEE, MN—SEPTEMBER 18, 2022—Canterbury Park’s 64-day meet concluded Saturday with a 13-race program that attracted $2,364,097 in handle. Business was robust throughout the season at the Shakopee, Minnesota racetrack setting a record in total handle with $97,615,998 wagered, a 7.4 percent increase over 2021.

Saturday evening racing, absent since 2019, returned this season, accompanied by large crowds and handle. Average daily handle, $1,525,250, was up 9.5 percent compared to last season.

Record purses were also paid during the meet that was originally scheduled for 65 days of racing but poor track conditions caused the Aug. 7 card to be cancelled and an abbreviated program to be run Aug. 6. A total of $15,715,307 in purses were paid, one percent more than 2021 even though 12 fewer races were run. Field size was consistent with last year with an average of 7.31 starters per race.

Alott Oh La La, three wins in four starts at Canterbury this season, was voted Quarter House of the Meet.  The daughter of Bf Farm Boss won the MQHRA Stallion Auction Futurity and the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity for owner-breeder Leon Glasser of Mandan, North Dakota. Mallory Norton trains the filly out of Little Love Affair by Rare News. Stormy Smith had the riding call.

Edwin Escobedo and Jason Olmstead repeated as leading quarter horse jockey and trainer. Olmstead has won the training title eight consecutive meets. Tom Maher, who won the owner title in 2021, tied with Lunderborg LLC this season. Each had seven wins.

Canterbury Park’s 2022 QuarterHorse of the Year and Champion Horsemen:

• Quarter Horse of the Meat – Alotta Oh La La, 3 wins
• Leading Quarter Horse Jockey: Edwin Escobedo,  22 wins
• Leading Quarter Horse Trainer: Jason Olmstead,    27 wins
• Leading Quarter Horse Owner:  Tom Maher and Lunderborg, LLC,
  7 wins each (TIE) 

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