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Canterbury Park Mid-Season Facts and Figures

The live racing season has nearly reached the half-way point with 29 days of racing remaining and 25 complete. A nine-day break is underway with racing resuming July 24. The product certainly has been competitive with just 32 percent of wagering favorites winning in contrast to last year when that number was 45 percent or […]

Trainer Mac Robertson Wins Five on Hall of Fame Night

Apprentice rider Serafin Carmona gets stakes double and wins five races It was an evening of multiple wins for trainers, owners and jockeys Saturday during Canterbury Park’s Hall of Fame Night. Hall of Fame trainer Mac Robertson won five races including three of the five featured handicaps. Apprentice jockey Serafin Carmona, who began his riding […]

Saturday’s Hall of Fame Night at Canterbury Park Features Five Handicaps

Midnight Current defends MN Turf Distaff title Top state bred 3-years-prep for Derby and Oaks Saturday’s Hall of Fame Night at Canterbury Park includes turf races for accomplished older thoroughbreds as well as main track sprints for 3-year-olds whose connections hope they make a name for themselves when five $40,000 overnight handicap races will be […]

Jess Rocket Man Wins $22,000 Bob Morehouse Stakes

Trainer Jason Olmstead saddles top three finishers Trainer Jason Olmstead saddled three of the five entrants in Wednesday’s $22,000 Bob Morehouse Stakes, a race he had won six of the past seven years. His three horses ran first, second and third providing the Hall of Fame quarter horse trainer with his seventh Morehouse win. Jess […]

Baron Spann – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week presented by Bravis Craft Mexican Kitchen and Luro Boots Each Thursday the Minnesota HBPA honors a groom that exemplifies the craft. Grooms are the backbone of racing, caring for the equine athletes. Much of their work goes unseen and largely unappreciated by the general public. Grooms are hands-on daily […]

Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Adds New Members

Breeders Cheryl Sprick and Richard Bremer along with Hot Shot Kid to be inducted July 12 The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame’s newest members, breeders Cheryl Sprick and Richard Bremer and Minnesota-bred thoroughbred racehorse Hot Shot Kid, will be inducted during a ceremony July 12 at the Shakopee racetrack. These inductees join a group of […]

Leg Up Fund Night at the Races Aug. 17

Founded in 2014, the Leg Up Fund is a tax exempt 501 (c)3 established to provide temporary financial assistance to jockeys and exercise riders in the immediate aftermath of a racing-related injury and provide support for other programs administered by the Minnesota HBPA and Chaplaincy at Canterbury Park. The fund is supported each meet through […]

Maria Nova – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week presented by Bravis Craft Mexican Kitchen and Luro Boots Each Thursday the Minnesota HBPA honors a groom that exemplifies the craft. Grooms are the backbone of racing, caring for the equine athletes. Much of their work goes unseen and largely unappreciated by the general public. Grooms are hands-on daily […]

Juan Rodriguez – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week presented by Bravis Craft Mexican Kitchen and Luro Boots Each Thursday the Minnesota HBPA honors a groom that exemplifies the craft. Grooms are the backbone of racing, caring for the equine athletes. Much of their work goes unseen and largely unappreciated by the general public. Grooms are hands-on daily […]

Fields Set For Northern Stars Turf Festival Saturday

Trainer Wesley Ward sends graded stakes winner Arrest Me Red for Dark Star Turf Sprint Canterbury Park will host the fourth annual Northern Stars Turf Festival on Saturday, June 22. The evening of racing includes five turf stakes or handicaps on an eight-race program that begins at 5:10 p.m. central. The Turf Festival has produced […]