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Indian Horse Relay Races Celebrate Cante...

Indian Horse Relay Races Celebrate Canterbury, Mystic Partnership
SHAKOPEE, MN – The Indian Horse Relays, run on Mystic Lake Derby Day at Canterbury Park, helped celebrate both the partnership between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Canterbury Park as well a wonderful display of Native Culture. In addition to the relays, there was a Native Market in the Canterbury Expo Center as well as displays of Native dance and music. The...

PHOTO ESSAY: Extreme Day at Canterbury

PHOTO ESSAY: Extreme Day at Canterbury
A crowd of 18,746 packed Canterbury Park for the annual Extreme Day.  Unlike many tracks that run the obligatory ostriches, zebras and camels, Canterbury takes the day a bit further and has some fun with the condition book as well. Trainer Chuck Turco won the “Duck Race”, for connections that have started but not yet won, though Turco did win earlier in the weekend after...

PHOTO ESSAY: May at Canterbury

PHOTO ESSAY: May at Canterbury
SHAKOPEE, MN – As Canterbury moves to four days a week of racing tonight to open the month of June with the tremendously popular “Buck Night” promotion, we’re going to take a peek back at what May offered to Minnesota racing fans. Horses and racing seem to just lend themselves to opportunities for art, beauty and perspective.     Then there were the first stakes...

PHOTO ESSAY: Hopes And Dreams For Minnes...

PHOTO ESSAY: Hopes And Dreams For Minnesota’s Future
There is nothing with more unlimited promise than a Thoroughbred foal.  The wonder and excitement at discovering his wobbly legs and then instinctive use of them to fulfill his destiny is breathtaking and awe-inspiring.  Breeding to foaling is an 11-month Odyssey fraught with risk and little guarantee of reward.  Valuable stallions, mares and their offspring are entrusted to the care...

Spiral Weekend at Turfway

Spiral Weekend at Turfway
This past weekend the Midwest Paddock Report reached its first milestone: credentialed media for a graded stake. We packed up the team (Heather and Ted) and off we went to Florence, Kentucky to cover the Spiral Stakes and the Bourbonette Oaks. While Ted ended up not having a “Midwest” angle to write about, that doesn’t mean it was a wasted opportunity – the MWPR  is able to bring...

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