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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 […]

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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