MINNESOTA

Canterbury Park Announces 2018 Stakes Schedule with Increased Purses and New Races
By January 24, 2018 Read More →

Canterbury Park Announces 2018 Stakes Schedule with Increased Purses and New Races

Canterbury Park racing officials today announced a Thoroughbred stakes schedule for the 2018 season with 35 races worth $2.375 million, including three new races and increased purses for nine existing stakes. The Shakopee, Minn. track’s richest race, the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, will be run Saturday, June 23 along with four other stakes totaling $500,000 […]

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Amy’s Challenge Remains Undefeated with Dixie Belle Win at Oaklawn
By January 21, 2018 Read More →

Amy’s Challenge Remains Undefeated with Dixie Belle Win at Oaklawn

Novogratz Racing Stables Inc.’s Amy’s Challenge is now a perfect three-for-three after a hard-fought victory over 4-5 favorite Mia Mischief in Saturday’s $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn. Amy’s Challenge bobbled slightly at the start and was third early as Mia Mischief and Vision of Justice raced through an opening quarter in :21.48. She moved into […]

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Unbeaten Amy’s Challenge, Horse of the Meet at Canterbury, Favored in Saturday’s Dixie Belle at Oaklawn
By January 19, 2018 Read More →

Unbeaten Amy’s Challenge, Horse of the Meet at Canterbury, Favored in Saturday’s Dixie Belle at Oaklawn

Unbeaten Amy’s Challenge is the 3-2 program favorite for the $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 6-furlong Dixie Belle, the eighth of nine races, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). Gates open Saturday at 11 a.m., with first post 1:05 p.m. Amy’s Challenge, who races for Novogratz Racing […]

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Canterbury Park’s 70-Day Meet Approved by Minnesota Racing Commission
By December 27, 2017 Read More →

Canterbury Park’s 70-Day Meet Approved by Minnesota Racing Commission

Canterbury Park will conduct 70 days of horse racing in 2018. The Minnesota Racing Commission approved the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s request to run Friday, May 4 through Saturday, Sept. 15. This will be only the second time in 23 seasons that Canterbury has raced as many days. Seventy days of racing were held in 2015. […]

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Canterbury Horse of the Meet Amy’s Challenge Pointing Toward Dixie Belle at Oaklawn
By December 27, 2017 Read More →

Canterbury Horse of the Meet Amy’s Challenge Pointing Toward Dixie Belle at Oaklawn

Unbeaten Amy’s Challenge is pointing for the $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Jan. 20 at Oaklawn, trainer Mac Robertson said Tuesday morning. Amy’s Challenge was named Canterbury Park’s “Horse of the Meet” after winning her Aug. 6 career debut by 16 ½ lengths and the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes Sept. 16 by three-quarters […]

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Minnesota Racing Commission Pays out Record Breeders’ Fund Awards Thanks to New ADW Legislation
By December 8, 2017 Read More →

Minnesota Racing Commission Pays out Record Breeders’ Fund Awards Thanks to New ADW Legislation

The Minnesota Racing Commission has authorized the payment of over $590,000 in breeder awards to Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse breeders. This record payout was due, in part, to Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) legislation passed last year. Since the legislative initiative to license ADW providers, a portion of the revenues generated from Minnesota residents wagering on […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Man o’ War, the Perils of Riding Racehorses and More
By November 10, 2017 Read More →

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Man o’ War, the Perils of Riding Racehorses and More

The Fall 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 legendary Man o’ War on the 100th anniversary of his birth, a look at the perils of riding racehorses with some amazing photos plus much more. The […]

Minnesota Racing Commission Awards Nearly $50,000 for Retired Racehorses

Minnesota Racing Commission Awards Nearly $50,000 for Retired Racehorses

The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) authorized disbursement of $46,000 to three 501(c)(3) nonprofit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations at its August meeting. The recipients include: Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoptions, This Old Horse and Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program. These new funds were generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via […]

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Amy’s Challenge Wins Shakopee Juvenile as Canterbury Park Closes Another Successful Meet

Amy’s Challenge Wins Shakopee Juvenile as Canterbury Park Closes Another Successful Meet

The $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile, which featured three of the fastest 2-year-old Thoroughbreds in North America, lived up to the hype on the final day of the meet Saturday at Canterbury Park as the two favorites, Amy’s Challenge and Mr. Jagermeister, battled to the finish line with Amy’s Challenge and jockey Jareth Loveberry prevailing by three-quarters […]

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OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 New Owner of the Year award, presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2017. The award will be […]

The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

In Colonial days, Caroline County, Virginia was famed as the “cradle of American racing.” On March 30, 1970, it became the cradle of “America’s Super Horse,” the legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat who was born at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable. Now known as The Meadow Event Park and the home of the State Fair of […]

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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