Shakopee, MN (August 18, 2021) – Minister of Soul made his eleventh career visit to the winner’s circle as his victory kicked of the Minnesota Derby and Oaks card at Canterbury Park.
The 7-year-old son of Ministers Wild Cat kept the pacesetter company during the 22.81 opening quarter. He had his head in front as the pair rattled off a half in 44 flat. Put to a drive, Minister of Soul drew away and was geared late to win by five and one-half lengths in 1:09.43.
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Minister of Soul has an additional ten finishes in the top three to add to his win total. He races for and is trained by Esteban Martinez. Bred by Dahlberg Farms LLC, he is out of the Bernstein mare, Sensitive Soul, who won the 2009 Magali Farm Stakes at Hollywood Park.