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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, smart and charming.  It was one of the most delightful afternoons we have spent with anyone; Heather and I just loved him. Rest in Peace, Jack. ...

PRESS RELEASE: Canterbury Announces 2018...

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 second time in 23 seasons that Canterbury has raced as many days. Seventy days of racing were held in 2015. The 2017 season included 67 race...

Minnesota Based Stallion, Law Enforcemen...

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 pair, operating under the name of Law Enforcement Stallion Partners, purchased the 12-year old stallion from David Hansen in July.  Hansen had...

PRESS RELEASE: Shakopee Council Paves Wa...

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 underutilized property. The comprehensive plan amendment was primarily needed to allow for medium and high-density residential uses in the areas...

MRC Announces Breeders’ Awards for...

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 Wagering (ADW) legislation passed last year.  Since the legislative initiative to license ADW providers, a portion of the revenues generated from...

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