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Charette-Hill Dominates Canterbury Derby

Hot trainer sends out top three finishers.

July 14, 2013

Trainer Stacy Charette-Hill, who was already having a spectacular meet at Canterbury Park with 12 wins, five seconds and a third from 19 starts through Friday’s racing, continued her hot streak on Saturday by saddling the top three finishers in the $54,100 Canterbury Park Derby. The top two finishers, HR Ebony Princess and HR Money Maker, are both owned by and bred by Bobby and Vickie Hammer.

Sent off at 5-1 under jockey Ry Eikleberry, HR Ebony Princess broke sharply from post three and defeated stablemate HR Money Make by a neck in :19.832 for 400 yards. The winner, a black Oklahoma-bred filly by Ivory James, finished second in her trial with the ninth-fastest time.

“When you ride for a trainer that is in the money 90% of the time it’s hard to lose,” Eikleberry said. “She broke in front and stayed in front. She ducked in a little, but I picked her up.”

“That was a shocker,” Charette-Hill said of the winner and then quickly added: “No it wasn’t. I told my daughter if that black mare leaves she can win this.”

HR Ebony Princess improved her record to 9-2-3-0 with earnings of $43,333.

HR Money Maker, a gelding by Voghts Gold who was the fastest qualifier and 2-1 favorite, finished a game second. Michael Pohl’s homebred First Prize Wagon completed the Charette-Hill trifecta.