Veteran broadcaster returns to Shakopee track as horse racing analyst
Kevin Gorg will return to Canterbury Park as racing analyst for the 2022 horse racing season. Gorg held the same position at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack from 2000 through 2010 before leaving to pursue a broadcasting career with Fox Sports North, now Bally Sports North, covering the Minnesota Wild professional hockey team. He will continue his work with Bally in addition to his duties at Canterbury where he joins the existing broadcast team of track announcer Paul Allen and analyst Angela Hermann. Gorg replaces Brian Arrigoni who is now analyst at Horseshoe Indianapolis racetrack.
Gorg, ever present on the local sports scene, will make race selections and provide suggested wagers to the public for each race, host the prerace show, and use his experience in live television in various ways to enhance Canterbury’s four hour broadcast each race day. Canterbury’s live season runs May 18 through Sept. 17 with racing on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
“I’m excited to be back at Canterbury Park and involved in the broadcast presentation,” Gorg said. “It is the perfect marriage of my two favorite sports as I will work hockey with Bally Sports North in the winter and horse racing at Canterbury in the summer.”
Gorg, a Burnsville, Minn. native and graduate of the University of St. Thomas, discovered horse racing in the 1980s when Canterbury first opened. Although he left the analyst position in 2010 to cover hockey, he remained involved in racing at Canterbury as a backup race caller, a role he will retain, and purveyor of Gorg’s Power Play Tip Sheet.