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Wrapping the Canterbury Meet

Some odds and ends, facts, figures and anecdotes from the recently concluded Canterbury Park meet. By the Numbers This year’s meet was 2-days shorter than 2016 with 6 fewer races. On track handle declined 6% year over year. Off track...

Shakopee Juvenile An instant C...

Shakopee Juvenile An instant Classic; Robertson Sweeps Stakes
SHAKOPEE, MN – The $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile was billed as coming out party for either filly Amy’s Challenge or Minnesota bred colt Mr. Jägermeister.  Though Amy’s Challenge won the race, both 2-year olds impressed and...

Canterbury 2017 Divisional Cha...

SHAKOPEE, MN – Canterbury Park announced the 2017 divisional champions at the conclusion of live racing this evening.  The horse of the meet was very impressive 2-year old Amy’s Challenge owned by leading owners Novogratz Stables,...

QUICK RESULTS: Metzen HBPA Spr...

$50,000 Tom Metzen HBPA Sprint    6 Furlongs     Dirt     1:10.20 Sir Navigator     11.20     5.20    3.60 Smooth Chiraz               13.00   5.60 Adens Dream                             3.80 Owner: Jer-Mar Stables Trainer: Mac Robertson...

“Big Three” Loom O...

“Big Three” Loom Over Juvenile on Closing Day at Canterbury
SHAKOPEE, MN – The buzz around this year’s edition of the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile has surrounded the fastest 2-year old (according to Beyer Speed Figures) in the country, another who registered a top 20 Beyer performance and a...

Canterbury: News and Notes

Trio of Stakes Over Closing Weekend The $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile will highlight the 26-race closing weekend at Canterbury Park Friday and Saturday. The Juvenile will be run on Saturday and features a filly out of the Mac Robertson barn,...

In the Paddock: Jen Perkins, M...

In the Paddock: Jen Perkins, MNQHRA Executive Director
Jen Perkins took over the Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association this year as Executive Director. She’s a fixture around the winners’ circle on every race day and has provided astute previews and recaps of key races on the...

Fireman Oscar Takes MTA, Gives...

Fireman Oscar Takes MTA, Gives Loveberry 13 Wins Over Weekend
SHAKOPEE, MN – Fireman Oscar, a 3-year old gelding by Law Enforcement, looked to be much the best on paper and proved to be that way once the running started in the $60,000 Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Stallion Auction Stakes on...

QUICK RESULT: MTA Stallion Auc...

$60,000 MTA Stallion Auction Stakes      6 1/2 Furlongs       Dirt Fireman Oscar     3.40     2.40     2.10 Sooner Heat                   6.60      4.20 Formidable Force                        4.40 Owner/Breeder: Pete Mattson Trainer: David...

PRESS RELEASE: Canterbury Boos...

Below is the text of a press release (8/31/17) from Canterbury Park outlining the purse increase of the Shakopee Juvenile to $75,000 and the addition of a $25,000 state bred bonus to the race.   Shakopee, Minn.  — Canterbury Park...
recent from Minnesota Wrapping the Canterbury Meet
Some odds and ends, facts, figures and anecdotes from the recently concluded Canterbury Park meet. By the Numbers This year’s meet was 2-days shorter than 2016 with 6 fewer races. On track handle declined 6% year over year. Off track handle increased 3.5% year over year. All sources handle was up .9%...
recent from Iowa Midwest Miscellany: Canterbury Takes Hiatus; Iowa Racing Festival; More…
Minnesota Racing Break There will be no racing at Canterbury Park this weekend as the track takes a week off after a marathon series of six consecutive race days.  Horses – and horsemen – will have a chance to take a break and the track will work on the surfaces at near the midpoint of the...
recent from Photo Essays Indian Horse Relay Races Celebrate Canterbury, Mystic Partnership
SHAKOPEE, MN – The Indian Horse Relays, run on Mystic Lake Derby Day at Canterbury Park, helped celebrate both the partnership between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Canterbury Park as well a wonderful display of Native Culture. In addition to the relays, there was a Native Market in the...
recent from In the Paddock In The Paddock: Jockey Nik Goodwin
Jockey Nik Goodwin grew up in Bemidji, Minnesota as well as in the sport of thoroughbred racing.  From the bush tracks of northern Minnesota and North Dakota, to Canada, California, the East Coast and the south, Goodwin has ridden everywhere and nearly every stage of horse development.  Though he has gained...