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Pyc Jess Bite Mydust and Dickey Bob Renew Sibling Rivalry in Canterbury Park’s Cash Caravan
Multiple stakes winner Pyc Jess Bite Mydust headlines the $35,000 Cash Caravan Stakes on Saturday at Canterbury Park.

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Pyc Jess Bite Mydust and Dickey Bob Renew Sibling Rivalry in Canterbury Park’s Cash Caravan

SHAKOPEE, MN—AUGUST 10, 2018—The 2016 Quarter Horse of the Meet and one of the highest money earning Minnesota-breds of all time, Pyc Jess Bite Mydust, headlines the $35,000 Cash Caravan Stakes on Saturday at Canterbury Park.

Unfortunately, the Apollitical Jess gelding will have to face his own little brother, Dickey Bob, who defeated him in the $40,000 Bob Morehouse Stakes in July. The two are full siblings and faced each other for the first time in the Minnesota-bred stake for older horses. Though Pyc Jess Bite Mydust was the heavy post-time favorite, as he is in most of his Canterbury starts, the 4-year-old gelding did not break and had to close for third against 3-year-old Dickey Bob.

Both horses are owned and bred by Bruce and Judy Lunderborg out of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Paint Or More and are trained by Jason Olmstead. Pyc Jess Bite Mydust will be ridden again by Cristian Esqueda and Denny Velaaquez returns aboard Dickey Bob.

While the siblings will be bet, value can be found with Blacks Cartel, the defending champion of the Cash Caravan. The Casey Black trainee has not won since this race last year, but the 5-year-old mare is a Minnesota-bred who has been running in multiple stakes against open company, including the Grade 1 Distaff Challenge Championship; she has earned over $100,000 in her career and enjoys stretching out to 400 yards or longer.

The 6-year-old Rey D Arranque is in good recent form, exiting an allowance race with a win at the end of July and finishing second in the Dickey Bob/Pyc Jess Bite Mydust sandwich from the Bob Morehouse stakes. Trained by Randy Weidner, the Afterallitsme gelding will be ridden by Marcus Swiontek.

The Cash Caravan is restricted to Minnesota-breds aged three and up, 2017-2018 earnings preferred. The race is named for the fan favorite Cash Caravan, one of the most popular Quarter Horses in the history of Canterbury Park who also raced in Oklahoma, Illinois, Texas, California, Arizona and New York.

The $35,000 Cash Caravan Stakes is Race 1 on Saturday, August 11 at Canterbury Park. Estimated post time is 12:50 pm CT.

The field, by post position, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:

  1. Polar Xpress, Jason Olmstead, Nakia Ramirez, 6-1
  2. Rey D Arranque, Randy Weidner, Marcus Swiontek, 5-1
  3. Pyc Jess Bite Mydust, Jason Olmstead, Cristian Esqueda, 2-1
  4. Streak N Sparks, Dale Haglund, Jorge Torres, 12-1
  5. Dickey Bob, Jason Olmstead, Denny Velazquez, 3-1
  6. Blacks Cartel, Casey Black, Ismael Suarez Ricardo, 10-1
  7. Gramma Ella, Jerry Livingston, Patrick Canchari, 15-1
  8. Curious James, Mark Wilson, Nik Goodwin, 8-1

The 2018 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse stakes schedule includes 16 stakes races worth over $660,000.

Live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Saturday, September 15, 2018. The 70-day race meet offers racing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 6:30 pm CT and Saturday afternoons at 12:45 pm CT through August. Quarter horse racing is held at the beginning of each race card.