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PHOTO ESSAY: Skijoring at Cant...

PHOTO ESSAY: Skijoring at Canterbury Park
SHAKOPEE, MN – The debut of Extreme Skijoring at Canterbury Park Saturday was, by any measure, a resounding success.  Over 2000 fans packed the facility on a picture perfect Minnesota day filled with brilliant sunshine and temperatures...

Prairie Meadows Announces Ince...

Altoona, IA. Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announced the release of it’s first condition book of 2018 today.  Additionally, the Iowa racetrack unveiled a starter incentive program in an attempt to boost field sizes early...

Record Purses, New Races for M...

Record Purses, New Races for Minnesota Made Horses, Turf Sprint Highlight Canterbury Stakes Schedule
Shakopee, Minn. — Canterbury Park racing officials today announced a thoroughbred stakes schedule for the 2018 season with 35 races worth $2.375 million, including three new races and increased purses for nine existing stakes. The...

Jack Van Berg Passes at 81

Jack Van Berg Passes at 81
A true legend and a wonderful man left us early this morning.  Jack Van Berg, 81, passed away this morning.  You can read all the details here.  I wanted to repost this interview we had with Jack a couple of summers ago.  He was so engaging,...

PRESS RELEASE: Canterbury Anno...

Shakopee, Minn. — Canterbury Park will conduct 70 days of horse racing in 2018. The Minnesota Racing Commission today approved the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s request to run Friday, May 4 through Saturday, Sept. 15. This will be only the...

Minnesota Based Stallion, Law ...

Multiple stakes winning horse Law Enforcement, bred and raced by Canterbury Park Hall of Famer Camelia Casby, died from complications arising from colic on December 19 it was announced by current owners Erika Schwichtenberg and Joy Gorra.  The...

PRESS RELEASE: Shakopee Counci...

Shakopee, Minn. — Shakopee City Council on Tuesday approved a Comprehensive Plan Amendment, an important first step in the approval process for Canterbury Commons, a multi-use redevelopment proposed for a portion of Canterbury Park’s...

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...
recent from Minnesota PHOTO ESSAY: Skijoring at Canterbury Park
SHAKOPEE, MN – The debut of Extreme Skijoring at Canterbury Park Saturday was, by any measure, a resounding success.  Over 2000 fans packed the facility on a picture perfect Minnesota day filled with brilliant sunshine and temperatures hovering above freezing. Skijoring features a skier being pulled...
recent from Iowa Prairie Meadows Announces Incentive Program to Grow Fields; Condition Book Available
Altoona, IA. Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announced the release of it’s first condition book of 2018 today.  Additionally, the Iowa racetrack unveiled a starter incentive program in an attempt to boost field sizes early in the meet. “We worked with Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent...
recent from Photo Essays PHOTO ESSAY: Skijoring at Canterbury Park
SHAKOPEE, MN – The debut of Extreme Skijoring at Canterbury Park Saturday was, by any measure, a resounding success.  Over 2000 fans packed the facility on a picture perfect Minnesota day filled with brilliant sunshine and temperatures hovering above freezing. Skijoring features a skier being pulled...
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...