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It’s Almost Canada…

Ike Green had every intention of racing in Canada this summer, and with very good reason. “I’m engaged to a Canadian girl there, and she wanted me at Assiniboia Downs,” he explained. So, there he was on a May day at the Canadian border and being denied entry to our neighbor to the North. Seems that […]

A Slight Canadian Detour

The last time Jake Barton spent any time in Shakopee, the racetrack was called Canterbury Downs and he was called every other hour by an agent in Canada who wanted him there. Long story short. Barton left Shakopee for a weekend trip to Assiniboia Downs, wound up falling in love, getting married and now, 24 […]

Local Shifts Tack Back to Home Track

You are clicking through television channels, one after another in search of something of interest and there it is, the 2004 Kentucky Derby and a horse named Smarty Jones. Your life is about to change but you don’t yet know it. It will change in ways you never imagined, one step at a time, leading […]