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Jockey Carlos Castro Wins 1,000th career race

Jockey Carlos Castro won his 1,000th career thoroughbred race when he rode Riseseastsetswest to victory in the tenth race Friday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. Castro, 32, began his riding career in 2001 in his native Puerto Rico before coming to the United States that same year. His 9,683 mounts have earned more than […]

Canterbury Jockeys Make Plans

Some of the trailers are lined up like sentries on the backside, ready to receive their cargo when the meet officially closes on Monday. They have been swept out and lined with fresh straw in anticipation of the awaiting trip, to farms where their cargo will be turned out or to other racetracks where they […]

A New Face in Town

It is a long way from Canovanas, Puerto Rico to Shakopee, and for Carlos Castro the trip was more circuitous than is usually the case. It began in Philadelphia 11 years ago, detoured to Charles Town for a decade and then went to Chicago last year. It was in Chicago that Castro was given the last […]

The 2012 Jockey Colony

Several new faces join the Canterbury jockey colony this season and should fit well with the established riders that include Derek Bell, Dean Butler, Scott Stevens, Lori Keith et al. Tanner Riggs makes his return to Shakopee and will be handled by agent Richard Grunder who also books mounts for Juan Rivera. Larren Delorme moves […]