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Bernell Rhone –  August 14,  2003 – A Night To Remember

By Rebecca Roush Nearly 15 years ago, on August 14, 2003 long-time trainer Bernell Rhone won six of the seven races in which his horses were entered at Canterbury Park. The career-record day was one that Rhone can still recall. “Before that, I had never been in the winner’s circle more than three times on […]

All-Time Top Earners Compete in 10,000 Lakes Stakes

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Bernell Rhone entering this racing weekend on a hot streak – 5 wins from 5 starters. After scratches he has two runners on Friday, so he has the opportunity to increase that streak.  In race 5 he has Not Justa Somerset with Orlando Mojica aboard at 10/1 and in race 6, Sabotage under Jareth Loveberry […]

News and Notes after Four Race Days


By Katie Merritt Perfection is a term rarely used in this sport. But for the moment, it fits Hall of Fame trainer Bernell Rhone who has saddled five horses thus far and each has visited the winner’s circle. Drop the Gloves won opening night. Maddymax won this past Friday and then Drive Sandy Drive, Justeveryday, […]

2013 Champions Determined

The skies were forbidding and dark much of the day, but the finish was one of the most colorful in Canterbury Park history as the 2013 race meet came to a stirring conclusion. The weather was really not a factor until light rain began falling midway through the card. It was somewhat heavier by the […]

Race of the Week: The Finale

As the meet draws to a close for 2013, a marathon on the turf has been drawn up as the tenth race on Saturday evening. Why is this claimer the race of the week? Because it’s such a rarity at Canterbury that more often than not, the favorite misses the mark. Front runners have a […]

Video: The Trainers

Trainers serve as the most important individual in determining a horse’s success on the track. The trainer is responsible for all aspects of training, racing and care throughout a horse’s racing career. Additionally, they are responsible for communicating with owners, the racetrack and the media. Bernell Rhone, Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Trainer, and Amber […]

Races Heat Up

Thursday’s card was the 51st of the meet. So, let’s see now, that means there are 18 racing days remaining in this, the 19th meeting since racing resumed in Shakopee after a two-year-shutdown, under the name Canterbury Park instead of Downs. Naturally, the focus on the leading rider, trainer and owner will draw increased scrutiny […]

Race of the Week: MN HBPA Distaff

Saturday is a special event with many special people involved. Let us not forget that while the stakes racing is contentious (as it has been all year), the survivors and their supporters are also the stars of the show. This year’s renewal of the HBPA Distaff is a compact group with one glaring characteristic – […]