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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...

Breeders’ Cup – Day 2

Day one was a tale of two halves here for us at the MWPR.  We kicked things off with a nice $16.00 winner in Hit It A Bomb and then keyed Liam’s Map all over the place to hit every bet imaginable in the second BC race.  Then it hit the proverbial fan as we were trounced in the Juvenile Fillies Turf and I’m A Chatterbox didn’t run a lick in the distaff. Over at Hello...

Million Preview Day at Arlington Feature...

There is a big weekend on tap throughout the Midwest this weekend as six $100,000 stakes go postward between Arlington Park and Canterbury Park. A pair of horses are cross entered between the two tracks and there are several dual entries within the Arlington card as well. At Arlington Saturday afternoon it is Arlington Million Preview Day with four graded turf stakes worth $400,000 on...

Zayat Initial Response to Canterbury Pro...

Zayat Initial Response to Canterbury Proposal – “Zero Shot”
Canterbury Park’s $2 million proposal to try and draw American Pharoah to the Shakopee may be dead on arrival. Ahmed Zayat, owner of the first Triple Crown winner in nearly four decades, responded to the offer via social media last night. The Mystic Lake Derby, already offered the largest purse of Canterbury’s 70-day season at $200,000, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29, at one...

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