08/20/2002 11:00PM

Canterbury track report


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Trainer Sherri Shepherd and her husband, Dave - a jockey who was sidelined with a back injury in July - were both on hand for Thursday's fourth race and witnessed a new chapter in family history when their son Justin rode in his first recognized parimutuel event at Canterbury Park. Justin, 16, piloted the Shepherd trainee Where He Go to a fifth-place finish after briefly threatening along the rail nearing upper stretch.

The young Shepherd has been working every morning with his mother's 22-horse string and hopes to become a journeyman jockey on the Oklahoma-Minnesota circuit, which his parents have traveled the last few seasons.