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Briefs: Iowa Sale Results; Canterbury Sh...

  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 Can sold to Larry Cascio for $55,000, which also made Cascio the leading buyer at...

PRESS RELEASE: MRC Announces Breeders...

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 committee includes three standing positions, which include Canterbury Park (Andrew Offerman), the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association (Cameron...

PRESS RELEASE: MRC Awards $46,000 To Rac...

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 Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoptions, This Old Horse and Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program. These new funds were generated by legislation...

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% Field size crept upward from 7.75 to 8.07 Attendance was down 2.5%. Claims were...

Shakopee Juvenile An instant Classic; Ro...

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 thrilled the closing day crowd at Canterbury Park – and are poised to make noise throughout the country. Amy’s Challenge the odds on...

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