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Jockey Alonso Quinonez Wins 1,000th Career Horse Race

Jockey Alonso Quinonez Wins 1,000th Career Horse Race Jockey Alonso Quinonez recorded his 1,000th career victory when Magic Castle won the seventh race on Saturday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. Quinonez began his racing career at Louisiana Downs in 2006 and won his first race at Churchill Downs in November of that year. “When […]

The Quinonez Name Means Success At Canterbury

HOTASAPISTOL Minnesota Oaks Winner

The Quinonez name is synonymous with success in the early days of Canterbury Park.  Jockey Luis Quinonez won the riding title five times here, from 1995 to 1999. He is sixth in all-time wins at the track with 548. This season his younger brother Alonso Quinonez is carrying on that tradition of success. “My brother […]

He’s Smokin Now Wins $60,000 MTA Stallion Auction Stakes

He’s Smokin Now won the $60,000 MTA Stallion Auction Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths Wednesday at Canterbury Park, covering 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.34. Alonso Quinonez rode the winner for trainer Gerald Bennett and owner Winning Stables, Inc., who paid a $3,000 supplemental fee at the time of entry to be eligible for the race. […]

Canterbury Park First Half in Review

By The Oracle We recently passed the halfway point of the 2020 Canterbury Park live racing season.  Here is a look inside-the-numbers- at what has transpired on the race track so far this summer.  The following statistics are for thoroughbred races only. The Odds:  Favorites are winning 35% of the thoroughbred races at Canterbury Park […]

Grunder The Agent Always In The Mix

Richard Grunder has been a fixture at Canterbury Park since 1985. Many know him as the race calling voice of Tampa Bay Downs, others as an extraordinary jockey agent in Shakopee. A race meet here would not be the same without him. Grunder has been involved in racing his entire life, calling races, grooming horses […]