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Canterbury Park’s Horse Racing Season Begins May 5

Canterbury Park’s Horse Racing Season Begins May 5

Canterbury Park will begin its 67-day horse racing season Friday, May 5, two weeks earlier than it has for the past eight years. Post time for the first race will be 4:00 p.m. Racing will also be held Saturday, May 6, coinciding with the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, a day that traditionally attracts more […]

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Minnesota-bred Rockin the Bleu’s Wins Miranda Diane Stakes at Will Rogers

Minnesota-bred Rockin the Bleu’s Wins Miranda Diane Stakes at Will Rogers

Blue Valley Farm LLC”s Rockin the Bleu’s scored her first open company stakes win on Monday with a half-length victory in the $50,000 Miranda Diane Stakes at Will Rogers Downs. Bryan McNeil rode the 6-year-old Rockport Harbor mare for trainer Mike Biehler and stopped the timer at 1:09.81 for six furlongs over a good track. […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

The Spring 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the rise of Oaklawn’s Triple Crown prep races, immigration issues facing the racing industry, the Bo Jackson of horse racing and much more. The issue also includes racing and […]

Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic Passes Away

Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic Passes Away

Dual classic winner and 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic has died. The 20-year-old stallion, who returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on December 4, 2016, was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. The announcement of his sudden passing was made this afternoon […]

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

The Winter 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about Colorado’s Centennial Race Track and the horses and horsemen who raced there, Thoroughbred stallions and their influence on American Quarter Horse racing, how a retired racehorse is excelling in […]

Canterbury Park Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Canterbury Park Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Canterbury Park’s 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule will include 32 races and more than $2 million in purses, it was announced today by racing officials at the Shakopee, Minn. track. The richest race of the season, the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, will be run Aug. 26. Long a fixture on the schedule, the Minnesota Festival of […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Social Media for Horsemen, New Stallions for 2017 and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Social Media for Horsemen, New Stallions for 2017 and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic

The November/December issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic returning home from Japan, how social media can help horsemen promote themselves and their sport, and the new crop of stallions coming to the Midwest […]

Canterbury Park Requests 67-Day Meet for 2017

Canterbury Park Requests 67-Day Meet for 2017

Canterbury Park officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval for a 67-day horse racing season in 2017. The proposed mixed-breed race meet for Thoroughbreds and American Quarter horses would begin Friday, May 5 and conclude Sept. 16. The MRC is expected to act on Canterbury’s request next month. For the […]

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Robertson Wins Another Canterbury Training Title, Track Reports Increased Handle

Robertson Wins Another Canterbury Training Title, Track Reports Increased Handle

Canterbury Park’s 69-day race meet came to a close Saturday afternoon with the leading Thoroughbred trainer Mac Robertson winning the first four races on the 11-race program. Robertson concluded the season with 71 wins and a Canterbury record $1,571,658 in purse earnings, tallying his tenth training title at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. It came down […]

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Champions Crowned on Festival Day at Canterbury

Champions Crowned on Festival Day at Canterbury

By Jim Wells Photos by Coady Photography Sunny skies, cool breezes and a surprise or two provided the perfect conditions for the annual Minnesota Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park with a card designed exclusively for Minnesota-bred horses on August 21. The card included a bit of everything, including what might not have been a […]

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