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Hot Shot Kid Takes Minnesota Derby, Double Bee Sting Wins Minnesota Oaks and Familiar Rhythm Takes MTA Sales Graduate Futurity at Canterbury Park

Hot Shot Kid Takes Minnesota Derby, Double Bee Sting Wins Minnesota Oaks and Familiar Rhythm Takes MTA Sales Graduate Futurity at Canterbury Park

Hot Shot Kid and jockey Alex Canchari won the $85,000 Minnesota Derby on Saturday at Canterbury Park after responding gamely to a challenge in deep stretch from Got Even Smarter and Orlando Mojica. The 3-year-old Minnesota-bred gelding by Majestic Warrior, who has now won five consecutive races, is owned and was bred by Warren Bush […]

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Summer 2017 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

Summer 2017 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

The Summer 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 Triple Crown heroes residing at Old Friends in Kentucky, the young trio of female jockeys emerging at Indiana Grand, the magic of horse racing at Oaklawn Park, […]

Catalog for Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale Now Online

Catalog for Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale Now Online

The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association is always looking for ways to enhance our annual yearling sale, both for consignors and buyers! This year’s new addition to the marketing line up is an interactive, online catalog programmed by ThoroughbredCatalog.com. We’re excited about the potential of this new service and hope that you’ll find it helpful as you […]

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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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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles about Ak-Sar-Ben, Barn Buddies and Much More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles about Ak-Sar-Ben, Barn Buddies and Much More

The September/October issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features a long-form article about the magic of Ak-Sar-Ben racetrack in Omaha, Nebraska, plus a look at the Indiana breeding program of Jim and Amy Elliott, the story of a 12-year-old boy […]

Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale Breaks Records at Canterbury

Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale Breaks Records at Canterbury

(From MTA website) The MTA Yearling Sale held at Canterbury Park and the new Expo Center was a fantastic sales arena. A huge crowd watched as 49 of the 62 yearlings presented sold to new owners! Hip #49, a filly by Midshipman out of Lion Cub, brought $50,000 as the sale topper. This outstanding filly […]

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Pensador, Blazing Angel Win Minnesota Derby and Oaks, Fridaynitestar Takes MTA Futurity

Pensador, Blazing Angel Win Minnesota Derby and Oaks, Fridaynitestar Takes MTA Futurity

When Pensador was led into the winner’s circle after the 28th running of the $85,000 Minnesota Derby on Saturday, it was not the first time trainer Francisco Bravo and owner Dale Schenian had won the most prestigious race for Minnesota-bred 3-year-olds. They teamed up last season to win the derby with Hold for More and […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on King Ranch, OTTBs in Colorado and Summer Heat

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on King Ranch, OTTBs in Colorado and Summer Heat

The July/August issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine includes articles on Texas’ King Ranch, how to help your horse handle the heat, a track announcer who rides retired racehorses and tax tips about advertising, plus much more including racing and […]

Canterbury’s Extreme Race Day Features ‘Battle Of The Surfaces,’ plus Zebras, Ostriches and Camels

Canterbury’s Extreme Race Day Features ‘Battle Of The Surfaces,’ plus Zebras, Ostriches and Camels

Canterbury Park’s Extreme Race Day, now in its tenth year, will be held Saturday, July 16 at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. Exhibition races with camels, ostriches, and zebras are the main draw on Extreme Race Day, last year’s attendance exceeded 15,000, but the annual Battle of the Surfaces also has become a fan favorite. This […]

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Jockey Orlando Mojica Wins 2,000th Career Race

Jockey Orlando Mojica Wins 2,000th Career Race

Jockey Orlando Mojica won his 2,000th career race when he rode Sam Scored a Goal to victory in the 10th race Sunday at Canterbury Park. Mojica began his riding career in his homeland of Puerto Rico in 2000 where he had his first professional win at Camarero Race Track. The 34-year-old graded stakes winning jockey […]

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Coady Photography Announces Amateur Photo Contest

Coady Photography Announces Amateur Photo Contest

Coady Photography, America’s premier professionals for shooting racetrack pictures, is searching the globe to find the best amateur horse-racing photographer. The inaugural Coady International Amateur Horse Racing Photography Contest will be judged by an all-star panel of photojournalist experts. The free competition is open to amateur photographers at least 18 years old, with up to […]