Hold for More was a convincing winner of the Northern Lights Futurity Stakes, one of two $75,000 races for juveniles on the Minnesota Festival of Champions program for state-breds Aug. 31 at Canterbury Park.
Trainer Mac Robertson continued his Minnesota Festival of Champions dominance by winning four of the six Thoroughbred stakes and an allowance race Sept. 1 at Canterbury Park.
After going the distance for his first career graded stakes win on the Keeneland Race Course turf, Dark Cove will try to do the same on the Churchill Downs green in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 25.
The 19th running of the Festival of Champions, a day reserved for the best Minnesota-breds in the state, showcased some familiar faces Sept. 2 at Canterbury Park in front of a Festival-record crowd of 17,053.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bigdaddywarbucks||David Van Winkle||
|Bobble Doit||Bernell B. Rhone||
|Coconino Slim||McLean Robertson||
|Freedom First||Larry D. Donlin||
|Ghost Dance||Randy Pfeifer||
|Mack's Blackhawk||Michael E. Biehler||
|Mack's Tiger Paw||Michael E. Biehler||
|Tubby Time||McLean Robertson||
|Wolsfeld Woods||Bobby Ranwick, Jr.||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Matriarch S. (gr. IT)||DMR|
|Bear Fan S.||GG|
|Valedictory S. (gr. III)||WO|
|Magic City Classic S.||FG|
|Louisiana Champions Day Starter S.||FG|