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Minnesota Poised to Influence ...

The Association of Racing Commissioners International met in Tucson last week to discuss possible changes to the Model Rules that they hope will provide more uniform rules of racing across the country. Input can come from anywhere, but the...

MRC Announces Breeders’ ...

SHAKOPEE, MN – The Minnesota Racing Commission recently authorized the payment of over $590,000 in breeder awards to Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse breeders for the 2017 racing season.  This record payout was due, in part, to Advance Deposit...

PRESS RELEASE: Canterbury Pres...

Shakopee, Minn. — Canterbury Park officials on Tuesday introduced plans for a multi-phase redevelopment, named Canterbury Commons, on 380 acres of its Shakopee, Minn. property. A presentation, made to the Shakopee City Council, included...

IRGC Approves Prairie Meadows ...

Altoona, IA – The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows 29th season of live racing. The 67-day Thoroughbred season will open Thursday, April 26, 2018. A typical race week will feature races Thursday through...

Briefs: Iowa Sale Results; Can...

  Altoona, IA – The Iowa Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association sale generated record numbers in October with 51 yearlings generating $475,000 compared to 42 yearlings sold with proceeds of $302,550 in 2016. The sales...

PRESS RELEASE: MRC Announces B...

The following is a full text of the MRC press release. SHAKOPEE, MN – The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) appointed seven members to the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Fund Advisory Committee at its October 19th meeting.  The advisory...

PRESS RELEASE: MRC Awards $46,...

SHAKOPEE, MN – The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) authorized disbursement of $46,000 to three 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations at its August meeting. The recipients include: Bowman...

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,...
recent from Minnesota MRC Announces Breeders’ Awards for 2017 Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse Season
SHAKOPEE, MN – The Minnesota Racing Commission recently authorized the payment of over $590,000 in breeder awards to Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse breeders for the 2017 racing season.  This record payout was due, in part, to Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) legislation passed last year.  Since the...
recent from Iowa IRGC Approves Prairie Meadows 2018 Race Dates
Altoona, IA – The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows 29th season of live racing. The 67-day Thoroughbred season will open Thursday, April 26, 2018. A typical race week will feature races Thursday through Sunday. Special racing days next season are May 28 (Memorial Day),...
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...