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In the Paddock: Canterbury Paddock Analy...

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 Brian Arrigoni. Both young, Hare is a well-respected racing analyst for sites...

In the Paddock with Mike Ziegler of Chur...

In the Paddock with Mike Ziegler of Churchill Downs Inc.
Mike Ziegler, Executive Director of Racing at Churchill Downs, spent some time at Canterbury Park this weekend and took some time to speak to owners and fans in a talk sponsored by the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association. Ziegler touched on a wide range of issues including the state of the industry, ownership, race day medications and where does the industry going from here. He was...

In the Paddock with Jack Van Berg

In the Paddock with Jack Van Berg
The legendary Jack Van Berg was at Canterbury Park signing copies of the Chris Kotulak penned biography “Jack: From Grit to Glory” and presenting the trophy to the winning connections of the Lady Canterbury Stakes.  Van Berg was the leading trainer at the very first race meet in Shakopee in 1985 when the track was Canterbury Downs. Van Berg was gracious with everyone,...

In The Paddock With Frankel, Pig Prognos...

In The Paddock With Frankel, Pig Prognosticator
“In the Paddock” this week with us is Frankel. Frankel is a wonder of horse racing handicapping who successfully picked the first two legs of the Triple Crown. His videos were posted prior to each race via Facebook by farm manager Heather Haagenson.  His selections were picked via treats on randomly placed placards or under cups and resulted in the following selections: Derby: American...

In the Paddock with Tom Bellhouse, COO o...

“In the Paddock” is an occasional feature showcasing an interesting person or persons in racing, be it regional or national. Our first guest “In the Paddock” is Tom Bellhouse, COO of West Point Thoroughbreds. Tommy, as he prefers to be called and befits his gregarious nature, was at Canterbury Park to speak to a Minnesota Thoroughbred Association’s owners’ seminar. Tommy was generous...