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The Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association (MQHRA) is a nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 1972 for Quarter Horse owners, breeders and racing enthusiasts.

Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association Mission Statement To promote, preserve and enhance the Quarter Horse racing industry in the state of Minnesota.

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From the Press Room:

Bob Morehouse Stakes Winner

Shakopee, Minn.  --  Trainer Jason Olmstead saddled three of the five entrants in Wednesday’s $22,000 Bob Morehouse Stakes, a race he had won six of the past seven years. His three horses ran first, second and third providing the Hall of Fame quarter horse trainer with his seventh Morehouse win. Jess Rocket Man won, Relentless Babe was next and Relentless Flash finished third.

Jess Rocket Man, ridden by Ramiro Garcia, covered the 350 yards in 17.714 seconds, winning by three-quarters of a length. He returned $2.20. Jess Rocket Man was bred in Minnesota by his owners Lunderborg LLC.

The 6-year-old gelding Jess Rocket Man, who won the Morehouse in 2022 in stakes record time of 17.353 seconds, has now won eight of 11 starts at Canterbury and has lifetime earnings of $227,883 from 27 career races. Full brother to Jess Rocket Man, Dickey Bob, won the Bob Morehouse in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2023 for Olmstead and Lunderborg.

From the Press Room:

North Star State Futurity & Derby Winners

Shakopee, Minn.  --   Sugar Rushh won the $23,200 North Star State Derby by a head Thursday at Canterbury Park, covering 400 yards in 20.688 seconds. The 3-year-old, who did not break from the gate alertly, is trained by Jason Olmstead and owned by Paul Luedemann’s Summer Run, Inc. Armando Alvidrez was aboard the winner who caught stablemate Averys Treasure just before the wire. Redhotmamma finished third. Sugar Rushh paid $3.80 as the wagering favorite.

“I wasn’t thrilled with the hop at the start,” Luedemann said. “But I knew the 400 yards wouldn’t hurt her.”

The favorite also won the $22,600 North Star State Futurity. Kiss My White Socks, trained by Patrick Swan, powered away from the field to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 15.823 seconds for 300 yards. The 2-year-old, who paid $3.00 to win, is owned and was bred by Dan Kjorsvik. Alfredo Triana Jr. rode the winner.

2023 Racing Season Quick Statistics

11

STAKES RACES

(6 EXCLUSIVELY MN-BRED)

8K

QH HORSE AVG EARNINGS PER START

4K

QH JOCKEY AVG EARNINGS PER START

458K

TOTAL PURSE AMOUNT IN STAKES RACES

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