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All-Time MN bred earnings leader Hot Shot Kid on to a second career

When 9-year-old Hot Shot Kid crossed the finish line a winner on Sept. 4 in the eighth race at Canterbury Park, he became the all-time Minnesota bred earnings leader. In a career that began in 2016, Hot Shot Kid raced 54 times, winning 17 for trainer Mac Robertson while earning $708,816. Ten of those victories […]

Can Midnight Current repeat in Princess Elaine Stakes?

Saturday’s $75,000 Princess Elaine features the best Minnesota bred turf fillies and mares in training. Thunders Rocknroll wired the field in the Minnesota Oaks racing on dirt but also sprinted to a turf win. She is all speed. Midnight Current is classy. She won the race last year and was voted Horse of the Meet. […]

Second Careers for Off The Track Thoroughbreds

When racehorses retire, many find a second career. Assistant trainer Kelsey Berndt seeks new homes for off the track thoroughbreds and explains the process in this video. To contact Kelsey visit her Facebook page. To donate to This Old Horse aftercare program visit here. To donate to Koch Thoroughbred Transformations, a Minnesota-based aftercare program or […]

Canterbury Park Adds Tuesday Bingo Beginning Sept. 12

Announcer Paul Allen to call opening game; Proceeds benefit Leg Up Fund and American Veterans Post 1 Canterbury Park will host Bingo every Tuesday evening beginning Sept. 12, adding to an already robust gaming menu that includes 24/7 table games and poker, daily simulcast horse race wagering, paper and electronic pull tabs, Minnesota Lottery scratch […]

Hot Shot Kid becomes richest Minnesota bred thoroughbred racehorse in history

Hot Shot Kid became the all-time leading Minnesota bred money earner in history when he won the eighth race on Monday at Canterbury Park. His career earnings now total $708,816, surpassing the retired Mr. Jagermeister who earned $700,839. Hot Shot Kid was bred in Minnesota by the late Warren Bush and is owned by his […]

Canterbury Park Moves Three Quarter Horse Stakes to Sept. 13

MN Futurity, MN Derby and Cash Caravan date changed at MQHRA request Canterbury Park racing officials, at the behest of the Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association board of directors, announced today that three Minnesota-bred quarter horse stakes races previously scheduled for Sept. 9 will now be run on Sept. 13. The $40,000 added Minnesota Futurity, […]

Charlie Caballero – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Each week, the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Agency, the organization that represents trainers, grooms and owners, honors a groom in a winner’s circle presentation. This is the fifth consecutive year that trainer Tony Rengstorf has been in the Top Five of the trainers’ standings. Tony knows you need good horses to be this successful. […]

MTA Yearling Sale Sunday

The annual Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale takes place Sunday in the Canterbury Park Expo Center. There will be 32 yearlings passing through the sales ring. The sale begins at 6pm Sunday with a preview Saturday from 5 until 8pm. Betty Jo Goodwin visited with MTA Executive Director Kay King to learn more about the […]