Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Announced

Inductees will be honored in July 15 ceremony. The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame’s newest inductees were announced today. The Class of 2022 includes thoroughbred trainer Michael Biehler, quarter horse husband and wife training team Jason and Amber Olmstead and Cort Holten who represented the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association at the state capitol […]

Might the Butzows Have A Derby Horse?

Zozos, a 3-year-old colt owned and bred by Barry and Joni Butzow of Eden Prairie, Minn. is undefeated in two starts and now on the Kentucky Derby trail according to his connections.  The Kentucky-bred son of Munnings broke his maiden in a six-furlong sprint at Fair Grounds Jan. 23 then stretched out to 1 1/16 […]

Trick And Treat

By Noah Joseph A racehorse’s success and career consistency is often looked at when judging whether that horse is considered to be an all-time great. Many of the greatest horses to run at Canterbury were very consistent during their time here, however very few came close to the consistency of Sir Tricky. Sir Tricky was […]

Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announced

The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Committee today announced the Class of 2019 inductees. The newest members, who will be honored in an August 31 ceremony at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, include thoroughbred trainer Francisco Bravo; the late Ralph Strangis who served as Minnesota Racing Commission Chairman; and thoroughbred owners and breeders Joni and Barry […]

Canterbury Park Hall of Fame to Add Four Members

The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Committee today announced the Class of 2015 inductees. The four newest members, who will be honored in a Sept. 5 ceremony, include former jockey Tad Leggett; Minneapolis Star Tribune sports reporter Rachel Blount; state veterinarian Dr. Richard Bowman; and thoroughbred Wally’s Choice. These inductees join a group of more […]

Come Summer, Simply the Best

He was good enough to beat a future national sprint champion, good enough to win all four of his races that summer at the new racetrack in Shakopee. And he was good enough to become the first Horse of the Year in Minnesota Racing history. He was Come Summer. A stunning dark colt with royalty […]

Bell Out Rest of 2013 Meet

Injuries sustained during a morning workout last week will sideline Canterbury Park Hall of Fame jockey Derek Bell for the remainder of the meet. Bell suffered a broken kneecap and wrist while returning a horse to the barn last Sunday morning. Bell was unavailable for comment but his agent, Chad Anderson, said Friday that X-rays have […]

John Bullit – The Fan Favorite

There are different memories and various recollections from people who knew Canterbury Hall of Fame horse John Bullit. Jeremy Trulock, John’s final owner, sized it up on the small wooden cross that has marked the gelding’s final resting place at the family farm since Oct. 22 1999 – “My best friend, never forgotten.” “That was the […]