SHAKOPEE, MN – The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) appointed seven members to the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Fund Advisory Committee at its October 19th meeting. The advisory committee includes three standing positions, which include Canterbury Park (Andrew Offerman), the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association (Cameron Mahlum), and the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (Pete Mattson). The committee also has two 1-year term appointees, Jeff Hilger and Dave Dayon, and two 2-year appointees, Lisa Duoos and Ted Grevelis.
Andrew Offerman is the Senior Director of Racing at Canterbury Park and oversees all aspects of racing operations at the track.
Cameron Mahlum is the current MTA President and served as the MTA Vice-President in 2016. He is a horse owner in multiple partnerships.
Pete Mattson is a horse owner and breeder who is serving his third term with the MNHBPA. He previously served two terms with MTA.
Jeff Hilger was the Vice-President of the MNHBPA for ten years. In 2015 he was the MTA Member-of-the-Year. He has bred and raced numerous successful Minnesota-bred horses.
Dave Dayon is an owner-breeder and operates Wind N Wood Farm, Ltd., a foaling facility located in St. Michael, Minnesota.
Lisa Duoos is an owner-breeder and operates Dove Hill Farm located in New Prague, Minnesota. She also serves as a committee member of the Jockey Leg Up Fund.
Ted Grevelis is an owner-breeder and racing manager. He formerly served as a member of the MTA board. He currently is the Editor of the Midwest Paddock Report.
“We look forward to working with the advisory committee to further fuel the breeding industry in Minnesota and expand the economic footprint our industry has within the State,” said MRC Vice Chair Jim Lane. In 2017 the Fund will distribute over $800,000 to Minnesota Thoroughbred breeders, stallion owners, and owners of Minnesota bred horses. The committee will advise the MRC on the disbursement of Thoroughbred breeders funds and look for opportunities to promote breeding in Minnesota.