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2016 Mystic Lake Derby Preview

SHAKOPEE, MN – While last weekend’s Minnesota Festival of Racing was the biggest day of the season for Minnesota racing, Saturday evening brings the biggest race of the year: the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby at a flat mile over the...

Minnesota Festival of Champion...

Minnesota Festival of Champions Day
SHAKOPEE, MN – On a gorgeous Minnesota summer day, Canterbury Park crowned state bred Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred champions in some of the best racing of the season on Sunday in front of 7,622 fans. $49,300 Minnesota Quarter Horse...

2016 MTA Yearling Sale Sets Re...

While the 2015 MTA yearling sale was a bit of a disappoint, 2016 erased that disappointment and then some, setting a record in gross proceeds and the number of horses sold as well as coming close to record numbers in average and median sale...

Shipmate Survives to Thrive

Shipmate Survives to Thrive
Owner/breeders Rick Bremer and Cheryl Sprick got the call a few days after their mare, Thigh High Boots and her foal by Midshipman, arrived in Kentucky to be bred. “The foal was in trouble,” said Bremer.  “I had fifteen...

QUICK RESULT: Minnesota Classi...

Jockey Andrew Ramgeet tells trainer Doug Oliver that he can win with this horse and proves it on MN racing’s biggest day. WALLY’S CHOICE MINNESOTA CLASSIC, $60,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.18 Speed is Life          8.00     3.60    ...

QUICK RESULT: Minnesota Distaf...

Dean Butler rocks the field to sleep, controls the race from the front end and boots home Sioux Appeal in the Distaff. GLITTER STAR MINNESOTA DISTAFF CHAMPIONSHIP, $60,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:45.20 Sioux Appeal          7.20     4.80     3.20...

QUICK RESULT: Northern Lights ...

Long time Canterbury Park horseman Pete Mattson gets his first stakes victory in the Northern Lights with Fireman Oscar, sired by the late Cam Casby’s stallion Law Enforcement. NORTHERN LIGHTS FUTURITY, $85,000, 6 furlongs, 1:10.95...

QUICK RESULT: Northern Lights ...

A filly that wasn’t expected to live at 2.5 weeks old moves to three for three lifetime as Shipmate takes the Northern Lights Debutante gate to wire. NORTHERN LIGHTS DEBUTANTE, $85,000, 6 furlongs, 1:11.75 Shipmate          14.00    ...

QUICK RESULT: Minnesota Distaf...

Honey’s Sox Appeal throws away the bridemaid title in big races and turns the tables on Dazzling Sweetheart to take the Distaff Sprint.  7 for 7 in the exacta in her career. BELLA NOTTE MINNESOTA DISTAFF SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP $60,000, 6...

QUICK RESULT: Minnesota Sprint

Three for three for Bourbon County and a Cinderella return to the races for Heliskier were not in the cards as Hold For More takes the Minnesota Sprint. CROCKROC MINNESOTA SPRINT $60,000, 6 furlongs, Hold for More          7.40     3.20    ...
recent from Minnesota 2016 Mystic Lake Derby Preview
SHAKOPEE, MN – While last weekend’s Minnesota Festival of Racing was the biggest day of the season for Minnesota racing, Saturday evening brings the biggest race of the year: the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby at a flat mile over the turf for 3-year olds. It’s hard to figure the Derby as being...
recent from Iowa Shipmate Survives to Thrive
Owner/breeders Rick Bremer and Cheryl Sprick got the call a few days after their mare, Thigh High Boots and her foal by Midshipman, arrived in Kentucky to be bred. “The foal was in trouble,” said Bremer.  “I had fifteen minutes to decide whether to put her down or open her up to try and...
recent from Photo Essays PHOTO ESSAY: Extreme Day at Canterbury
A crowd of 18,746 packed Canterbury Park for the annual Extreme Day.  Unlike many tracks that run the obligatory ostriches, zebras and camels, Canterbury takes the day a bit further and has some fun with the condition book as well. Trainer Chuck Turco won the “Duck Race”, for connections that...
recent from In the Paddock In the Paddock: Canterbury Paddock Analyst Brian Arrigoni
Shortly before the start of the 2016 Canterbury Park season, longtime paddock analyst Angela Hermann was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to call races at Golden Gate Fields leaving the racetrack with a void to fill. Opening weekend was audition time for the candidates to replace her: Candace Hare and...