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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. ...

Minnesota Poised to Influence Racing Pol...

The Association of Racing Commissioners International met in Tucson last week to discuss possible changes to the Model Rules that they hope will provide more uniform rules of racing across the country. Input can come from anywhere, but the National HBPA has been particularly active in providing a voice for the horsemen in the rules drafting process. Recently elected Minnesota HBPA...

Belmont Day Grade 1 Selections

We were privileged to be asked to lay out our Belmont Day selections for the Grade 1 stakes on the card for the fantastic fan education site, Hello Race Fans.  If you haven’t taken a look at the site yet, you should give it a once over and if, like us, you’re asked the question “I’d like to know more about racing but where do I start?” – you now have...

Angela Hermann Leaves Canterbury and Mak...

Angela Hermann Leaves Canterbury and Makes History
Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park paddock analyst Angela Hermann is leaving to take the reins as track announcer at Golden Gate Fields for the remainder of the 2015-16 meet to replace the departing Michael Wrona who is heading to Santa Anita. Hermann, who subbed for Paul Allen at Canterbury as the first female in the United States to call an entire race card, now breaks ground as...

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...

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