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Andrew Offerman appointed NYRA Vice President and General Manager of Operations

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) on Wednesday announced the appointment of Andrew Offerman as Vice President and General Manager of Operations. In this newly created position, which takes effect on November 11, Offerman will oversee frontside operations at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. “Andrew is a seasoned executive and proven […]

Offerman’s history in racing

Paul Allen sits down with Senior Vice President of Racing Andrew Offerman to discuss life at the racetrack, the Northern Stars Turf Festival and Canterbury Park.

Canterbury Park 2022 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule Offers $2 Million in Purses

Northern Stars Racing Festival and MN Festival of Champions are marquee nights Canterbury Park’s 2022 thoroughbred stakes schedule will feature 27 stakes, 15 on the main track and 12 on the turf, which will offer $2,060,000 in purses. Building on a successful strategy employed over the past two seasons, the stakes races will again be […]

Canterbury Park Announces 2021 Participation Incentive and Shipping Assistance Program

Open Race Overnight Starters in May to Receive Additional $1,000 Incentive Payment Canterbury Park racing officials, with support from the Minnesota HBPA, have announced new 2021 participation incentive programs designed to reward owners that send horses ready to race at the start of the meet. In addition, trainers and owners wishing to participate at the […]

Canterbury Park Requests Revised 2020 Racing Season of 52 Days Beginning June 10

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Live horse racing schedule would require approval of Minnesota Racing Commission; Operational procedures and protocols to be implemented during racing will be provided to state and local officials for review. Canterbury Park officials today submitted a revision of their request for live racing dates for 2020 to the Minnesota Racing Commission. The amended request asks […]

Canterbury Park Shakes Up Stakes Schedule For 2020

$3 million in total stakes purses; change in Minnesota Festival of Champions lineup Canterbury Park racing officials today announced a $3 million thoroughbred and quarter horse racing stakes schedule for the 2020 season that runs 65 days, May 15 through Sept. 12. Several changes and date adjustments have been made with an emphasis placed on […]


BY JIM WELLS Alex Canchari brought in a horse named Daydreaming Diva in Saturday’s first race, in and of itself not a terribly significant event unless of course you are counting wins in the jockey, owner or trainer standings __ or maybe even days remaining to the racing season. For anyone without a calculator, what […]

PA’s Big Day

There is something eerily suggestive about a man being fired out of a cannon on Memorial Day, but that is the featured act of Monday’s sideline activities. All in all, the idea is not any stranger than other events that have unfolded over the weekend. On Saturday’s card, for example, track announcer Paul Allen, who began […]