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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 […]

Canterbury Set to Hold Leg Up Fund Day to Help Injured Jockeys

Canterbury Set to Hold Leg Up Fund Day to Help Injured Jockeys

The third annual Leg Up Fund Day at the Races will take place Sunday, June 26, at Canterbury Park in Minnesota. The Leg Up Fund is a permanent fund that provides emergency financial assistance to jockeys injured in the performance of their profession at Canterbury Park. The assistance is provided to riders that need help […]

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Trainer Mac Robertson Notches 1,000th Career Win at Canterbury

Trainer Mac Robertson Notches 1,000th Career Win at Canterbury

Thoroughbred trainer Mac Robertson won his 1,000th career race when Thunder and Honey crossed the finish line in first place in the seventh race on Saturday at Canterbury Park. The multiple graded stakes-winning trainer achieved the milestone in the 4,412th start of his career. Robertson has earned more than $23.5 million in purse money for […]

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Minnesota Horse Racing Receives Boost with Approval of Advance Deposit Wagering

Minnesota Horse Racing Receives Boost with Approval of Advance Deposit Wagering

The Minnesota horse racing industry received a significant boost from the State Legislature and Governor this session when legislation was passed and signed into law authorizing the licensing and oversight of advance deposit wagering providers in the state. Advance deposit wagering, also known as “ADW” or “account wagering,” is a widely used form of wagering […]

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Canterbury Park Reports Increased Wagering on Opening Weekend

Canterbury Park Reports Increased Wagering on Opening Weekend

Wagering on Canterbury Park’s opening weekend races increased by 31 percent compared to 2015, racetrack officials announced today. The increase is largely attributed to the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack reducing its takeout, the amount withheld from each wager, to the lowest level in the U.S. Canterbury conducted 25 races Friday through Sunday, handling a total of […]

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Trainer Francisco Bravo Sweeps Canterbury Stakes with Texas- and Oklahoma-breds

Trainer Francisco Bravo Sweeps Canterbury Stakes with Texas- and Oklahoma-breds

Trainer Francisco Bravo had a big day at Canterbury Park on Sunday as he captured both overnight stakes on the card. In the $41,000 L’Etoile du Nord Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, Bravo saddled Oklahoma-bred River Jewel to a one-length victory as the 4-5 favorite. Owned by Scattered Acres LLC and ridden by Dean Butler, the […]

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Minnesota-bred Sky and Sea, by Oklahoma stallion Latent Heat, Completes Canterbury Sweep for Connections

Minnesota-bred Sky and Sea, by Oklahoma stallion Latent Heat, Completes Canterbury Sweep for Connections

Owners Scott and Angie Rake completed a weekend sweep of Minnesota-bred stakes races when their homebred Sky and Sea won the $60,000 Lady Slipper Stakes Saturday at Canterbury Park, one day after their Bourbon County won the 10,000 Lakes Stakes. Both horses are trained by Bernell Rhone and were ridden by Shakopee, Minn. native Alex […]

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Bourbon County Wins Opening Night Stakes at Canterbury, Handle Jumps 33 Percent

Bourbon County Wins Opening Night Stakes at Canterbury, Handle Jumps 33 Percent

Bourbon County, owned by Scott Rake of Elko, Minn., won the $60,000 10,000 Lakes Stakes Friday at Canterbury Park, successfully defending his title on opening night of the Minnesota track. The wagering favorite, ridden by Alex Canchari and trained by Bernell Rhone, battled on the inside with Hold for More and A P Is Loose […]

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