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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 […]