Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park will crown best Minnesota breds

-$855,000 in purses to be distributed in 12-race card- Entries for the 29th Minnesota Festival of Champions, a night of racing on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Canterbury Park restricted to thoroughbreds and quarter horses bred in the state, attracted a total of 107 horses for 12 races. Owners, jockeys and trainers of those entrants will […]

Bombs Away in The 1889 Futurity

Bhr the Bomb Dot Com wins $22,000 stake at 15 to 1 odds Bhr the Bomb Dot Com entered The 1889 Futurity with no wins from four starts and exited the 350 yard race a winner Wednesday at Canterbury Park. She paid $32.60.The futurity offered a $22,000 purse and was restricted to 2-year-old quarter horses […]

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week – Joel Hernandez

Joel Hernandez plays a vital role in the success of the Karl Broberg barn at Canterbury Park. Joel is extremely reliable, has never missed a day of work, and his performance as a groom is top notch. He has a great attitude and does an exceptional job caring for the horses. Joel is always willing to chip […]

It’s Handicapping Contest Season at Canterbury Park

With just 17 days until the largest Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge of the year, the $120,000 Big Ten BCBC Contest on Sept. 15, Canterbury is offering several opportunities to qualify for much, much less than the $3,000 Big Ten buy-in. The final Big Ten Super Satellite series takes place Thursday through Saturday. A $10 entry […]

Less Is More

By Noah Joseph In 2015, the world of horse racing experienced a high like never before. American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown, and nearly every track in America wanted to have him make an appearance. Canterbury Park was one of those tracks, and they made an offer […]

Jess Rocket Man cruises in $38,500 Cash Caravan Stakes

Jess Rocket Man easily won Thursday’s $38,500 Cash Caravan Stakes at Canterbury Park, covering 440 yards in stakes record time of 21.678 seconds and finishing 1 1/4  lengths better than second-place Trippin Guns. The winner, paying $2.10 as the prohibitive favorite, is owned and was bred by Bruce and Judy Lunderborg who race as Lunderborg […]

Jess Rocket Man Could Dominate $38,600 Cash Caravan Stakes

With two scratches possible in Thursday’s $38,600 Cash Caravan Stakes, Jess Rocket Man figures to be the prohibitive favorite in the 440-yard race restricted to quarter horses bred in Minnesota. Trainer Jason Olmstead indicated that he likely will scratch 4-year-old Jess Rocket Man’s older full brother Dickey Bob and younger full brother Averys Rocket, all […]

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week – Aniceto Rodriguez

Aniceto Rodriguez has been working for Canterbury Park Hall of Fame trainer Mike Biehler for more than 20 years. Mike is very appreciative of the loyalty and great work ethic of Aniceto. The trainer states that his groom extraordinaire has an intuitive feel for horses, something that can’t be taught. Since Mike is galloping horses […]

Tony Jones – Cross Country on Horseback

Tony Jones, a longtime horseman, decided to set out on the first of two cross country journeys on horseback in 2016. Jones saw issues that American veterans were facing and decided to ride across the country to spread awareness and meet people along the way. “I went out looking for one person, and I found […]

A Day in the Life of a Racehorse

Follow a racehorse through their tasks on race day! Kelsey Berndt takes us through what a horse and groom does on a race day. Quantum Leap is trained by Joel Berndt and owned by Lothenbach Stables. Video by Natalie Hoepner