Seven horses were entered Wednesday for the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby at Canterbury Park, the richest race of the season at the Shakopee track.
The field for Saturday's one-mile turf race is topped by Barbados, who began the year with a pair of stakes victories — including the Grade 3 Hutcheson Stakes at Florida's Gulfstream Park — and has $254,220 in earnings. The 3-year-old colt, trained by Michael Tomlinson, finished third in the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes earlier this month at Saratoga. Other entries include the Bill Mott-trained Syntax, winner of the Grade 3 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park last month, and Space Mine, who has won two races at Canterbury this summer for leading trainer Robertino Diodoro.
The Mystic Lake Derby will be the sixth race on Saturday's eight-race card, which begins at 4 p.m.
Vote on alcohol at Bison football reversed
The board that oversees the Fargodome has changed its mind about allowing alcohol inside the facility during North Dakota State football games.
The Fargodome Authority decided in July to allow alcohol in suites and in a controlled beer garden during the 2015 season. The group reversed its decision Tuesday night, saying it wasn't workable and that more research was needed.
"There is no place inside to do [a beer garden], so you would have to set up a huge tent outside," said board member Darrell Vanyo, who made the motion to rescind the previous decision. His motion passed on a 5-1 vote.
The Bison are the four-time defending champions in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. They open their season Saturday afternoon on the road against Montana, with ESPN broadcasting the game. NDSU's home opener in the Fargodome is Sept. 12 against Weber State.
•Defending champion Leigh Klasse, Brenda Williams and Alison Hurley each shot a 4-over-par 77 to lead after the first day of the Minnesota Women's Senior Amateur Championship at Elk River Golf Club. The final round is Thursday.
•Jake Witham and Matt Witham teamed up for an 8-under-par 64 to lead Wednesday's qualifiers in the MGA Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Dellwood Country Club. The final round is Thursday, with the champion having the lowest total gross score after 36 holes.
•Robert Coe won his 10th game — the fourth Saints pitcher to reach double-digit victories this season, which has only happened once before in American Association history — as St. Paul defeated host Wichita 11-8.