On The Radar

  ·         Entries close Thursday at midnight for the Aug. 29 $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby.  Look for an update here Friday late morning when the nominee list is released.   ·         The $30,000 added Cash Caravan Stakes will be run Thursday evening as race 2. Defending champion Dirt Road Queen, the 5 to 2 morning […]


BY JIM WELLS The weather changed patterns like Lady Gaga does wardrobes, fluctuating between forecasts of doom and gloom and sunny skies Sunday afternoon. None of it dampened either the Fillies Race for Hope festivities or the race dedicated to the theme of the afternoon. By mere chance yet appropriately enough during this day dedicated to […]

Hey, Look Who’s Here!

  Angela Hermann crosses paths with many people at Canterbury. Look who she found this week. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l8mPbnM1uE&w=560&h=315]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Angela Hermann I’ll be watching the Preakness this Saturday from a few different vantage points.  First, there’s live racing going on.  It’s a different beast than when the race is only being shown via simulcast, and admittedly my attention this week has been shared between all of these events.  Second, there’s the racing fan […]

Opening Night Preview

Excitement for the first race of 2014 is palpable.  Opening night looks like it’ll be crisp but dry, which is an upgrade over the sloppy mess we began with in 2013.  The card in store is eight races deep and features a lot of statebreds in the latter half.  We’ll offer two pick fours Friday […]

One Famous Minnesota Mother

Mother’s Day is a very important one to me.  Miss H. is my best friend, confidant and biggest fan.  I’m sure many of you feel the same way about your matriarch, and today is their day.  I’d personally like to thank mine for loving me despite the years of hell that I put her through….but […]