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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,...

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...
recent from Minnesota Briefs: Iowa Sale Results; Canterbury Shoots for 70 in ’18; Halstrom at Prairie
  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 topper, consigned by Iowa State University, was Catch Me If You...
recent from Iowa Briefs: Iowa Sale Results; Canterbury Shoots for 70 in ’18; Halstrom at Prairie
  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 topper, consigned by Iowa State University, was Catch Me If You...
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...