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Minnesota Racing Commission Offers Retir...

***MRC PRESS RELEASE*** SHAKOPEE, Minn. (July 20, 2017) – The Minnesota Racing Commission is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding. These new funds were generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via rulings issued at Canterbury Park and...

Second MRC “Town Hall” On Ta...

The Minnesota Racing Commission will hold its next “Town Hall” style meeting on Thursday, March 2nd at Running Aces Harness Park at 10:00AM.  The meeting is the second in a continuing series of meetings planned by the MRC to get feedback and input on horse racing in Minnesota from stakeholders and fans. The first meeting, held at Canterbury Park in January, drew members of...

Canterbury Offering Shipping Incentives;...

Even in the middle of winter there are some glimmers of news that have us looking forward to opening weekend at Canterbury Park. SHIPPING INCENTIVE PROGRAMS While purses are up in Shakopee, Canterbury is still an expensive destination to reach when you’re shipping in from elsewhere.  In a move to try an assist trainers shipping to Minnesota, the track has designed a program to...

Minnesota Institutes Emergency Measures ...

In response to the increasing danger of the spread of the Equine Herpes (EHV-1) virus, the Minnesota Racing Commission has instituted emergency measures to try and keep the virus out of the Minnesota horse population. Currently Fonner Park in Nebraska is under lock down due to possible detection of the virus and there are reports of several barns quarantined with restricted access at...

Advanced Deposit Wagering Bills Move Thr...

St. Paul, MN – Advanced deposit wagering (ADW) legislation is making its way through the Minnesota legislature which would legalize internet wagering on horse racing in the state. ADW is an online mechanism whereby individuals deposit money into an account and are able to then place bets on horse races taking place around the world. House File 3211 introduced by Rep. Joe Hoppe...

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