07/16/2002 11:00PM

Canterbury track report


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Jockey Scott Stevens returns to ride at Canterbury Park this weekend. Stevens will be making his first appearance at Canterbury Park since the mid-1990's. Stevens led the jockey standings in three consecutive seasons here, from 1990 through 1992, while also riding each winter at Turf Paradise. Among Stevens's mounts this weekend is Minor Wisdom, one of the top choices in Saturday's John Bullit Stakes.

* Not So Fast Brutus, the winner of the last year's 10,000 Lakes Stakes, has not raced at Canterbury Park this summer because of offseason knee surgery. A Minnesota-bred, he was entered in an allowance on Friday night's card, his first start of the meet. His new trainer, Jerry Dobbs, said that the 5-year-old Not So Fast Brutus's ultimate goal is the Minnesota Sprint Championship on Festival of Champions Day, Aug. 25.

* The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association will host a mixed thoroughbred auction with the focus on yearlings following the races on Aug. 10. The Minnesota breeding industry, bolstered by the success of the Canterbury Card Club, has seen its broodmare and foal population nearly double over the last few years. The MTA announced a $30,000 bonus will be awarded to a colt or filly who captures his/her division of the Northern Lights Futurity and the Minnesota Derby/Oaks. Cataloges will be mailed to the MTA membership next week and should be available to the public in the Canterbury racing office the following week. Those interested in receiving a catalogue may contact the MTA office at 952-496-7950.