Oscar Delgado Makes His Mark At Canterbury

Oscar Delgado

Oscar Delgado is Canterbury’s top quarter horse rider this season. He won the premier race, the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, aboard A Jordon Reed. Learn more about Oscar in this video.


By JIM WELLS Right place at the right time. An urban myth, pure fantasy, akin to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Try telling that to jockey Nik Goodwin or Jim Western, a contractor from Sanger, California. They aren’t apt to buy it, not after what happened on Sunday. Goodwin was […]

Jockey Nik Goodwin Enjoying Another Successful Summer

Congratulations Jockey Nik Goodwin on Career Victory 1,000!!! 001

Jockey Nik Goodwin won his 1,000th career thoroughbred race in June and is also one of the top quarter horse riders in the history of Canterbury. On Tuesday he guided the talented Xerxes Avenue to victory in the $50,000 Frances Genter Stakes. The 3-year-old filly went to the lead at the start and never relinquished […]

Racehorse Owner Profile: Todd Fitch


By Katie Merritt Owner Todd Fitch got his first taste of horse racing at Balmoral Park when he was about 10 years old. His dad would meet friends at the races and occasionally the young Fitch got to tag along. When he was 22, Todd moved to Phoenix, the place he still calls home, and […]

Two $100,000 Turf Stakes Headline Father’s Day Racing

By Katie Merritt Sunday’s 10-race program at Canterbury Park includes two $100,000 turf stakes, the 25th running of the Lady Canterbury will be the 7th race and the Mystic Lake Mile, now in its fifth year, will be run as the 8th race. Both stakes will be run at a distance of one mile on […]


Broadway Empire

BY JIM WELLS The Belmont Stakes is the oldest and longest of the Triple Crown races and is run on the largest racing oval in the United States.  It is the last of the three classics, sometimes showered in attention and anticipation, other times just another famous race, the last of the classics for the […]

Justine Klaiber A Winner At Canterbury Park

Justine Klaiber

It did not take jockey Justine Klaiber long to find the winner’s circle at Canterbury. The 21-year-old, riding in Shakopee for the first time, was victorious in Saturday’s second race. Learn more about Justine in this video.   Video by Michelle Blasko


Loveberry and Kowlaski

BY JIM WELLS Jareth Loveberry knew he was good for only a few words. To make himself heard, he knelt in front of Stan Kowalski, a 91-year-old  World War II veteran, during the Memorial Day ceremony last Monday in the winner’s circle. Loveberry thanked Kowalski for the speech he has just given and then his […]

Experience Racehorse Ownership for a Day

Canterbury Park horses

The backside of a horse racing track is like its own little corner of the universe, hustling and bustling before the sun even thinks about rising. Hundreds of grooms, hot-walkers, exercise riders, jockeys, trainers and other backside personnel arrive at the barns before dawn to begin preparations for the horses’ morning routines, to get ready […]