05/29/2007 11:00PM

Canterbury: Claiming box stuffed


The Canterbury Park meeting is only 11 days old, but it already appears that this might be the most active claiming meet in the track's history. Twenty-two horses have been claimed, including 10 over the last weekend.

The Jer-Mar Stable of Jerry and Marlene Myers accounted for four claims over the weekend. Trainer Mac Robertson claimed two for Jer-Mac on Friday when he picked up Susan's Song for $10,000 out of a win in the second race, then claimed Keep It for $15,000 in the fourth.

A $30,000 claiming price didn't deter Robertson on Saturday, when he claimed Silver Peagus. Robertson completed the weekend with a $16,000 claim of Coggins Hill. All four of the runner claimed by Jer-Mar were previously trained by Jamie Ness.

* The Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Express Stakes was delayed on Monday when Fly to the Wire suffered a fatal injury in the starting gate before the race. A winner of the Grade 3 Canterbury Derby last season, Fly to the Wire would have been making his 2007 debut in the Express for owners Brent and Karen Clay. The Express was won by the 10-year-old Mega Task, trained by Edward Ross Hardy and ridden by Nik Goodwin.