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Born to Race

By Mari Ballinger How many years have you been at Canterbury Park? “Too many,” jockey Patrick Canchari joked. Canchari has been around Canterbury Park since he was a young boy. With a grandpa who owned horses and a father who owned, trained and rode horses, Canchari knew his calling was at the track. A childhood […]

Clyde Henry Smith

Clyde Smith began rolling back the tape in his memory, five years, 10 years, 15, 40 years… could it have been that long ago. He was 10 years old in Snyder, Okla., driving his younger siblings to school in that three-on-the-column, 1961 Ford Falcon. Not unusual in those days, the early 1970s, not in Snyder. “I […]