MTA YEARLING SALE CHANGES LOCATION, TIME

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Changes sometimes entail more changes and that is the case with the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association’s yearling and mixed age sale that annually has taken place at Canterbury Park.

Full stables (not always the case in the track’s history) and construction of the Expo Center at the track’s main entrance have left no room to stage this year’s sale.

Thus, a new location. The sale will be held Monday afternoon, 1:30, at the Scott Country Fairgrounds, 15 minutes south of the track on Highway 169.

Horsemen can preview this year’s stock beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Sunday and again on Monday prior to the sale, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale has been held following the racing program on a race day in previous years, but was moved to a dark day to accommodate trainers, according to MTA director Kay King. “We listened to their comments that it was difficult to train, run horses and inspect consignment and attend a sale on the same day,” she said. “So we moved the sale to a Monday.”

A full barn is expected by sale time. “Currently we have 69 yearlings and six broodmares cataloged,” said King. Details on those horses are available online at www.minnesotabred.com. Print copies are available in the HBPA and racing offices, the horsemen’s bookkeeping office and the track level information booth and card club reception desks.

BY JIM WELLS

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