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Cecily Evans settles in Shakopee

Cecily Evans

By Katie Merritt Jockey Cecily Evans is a 28-year-old native of Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up riding, but stumbled upon racehorses almost by accident. “I was riding at a barn that had steeplechasers and I started galloping them as a summer job. I thought it was like going on glorified trail rides, galloping through fields, […]

Notes from the Weekend

Canterbury Park

Canterbury newcomers Cecily Evans and Justine Klaiber both rode their first winners at this track on Saturday. Klaiber got her first win in the 2nd race on the quarter horse Jess A Chance for trainer Randy Weidner. After dueling in the early parts of the Quarter Horse dash, Jess a Chance took charge late to […]

Cecily Evans – A Fresh Face In The Jockey Colony

Cecily Evans

Cecily Evans is riding at Canterbury Park for the first time.  The young jockey has traveled from coast to coast, riding 798 races in her career. Learn more here:     video by Michelle Blasko from Canterbury’s Digital Media Department.

News and Notes after Four Race Days


By Katie Merritt Perfection is a term rarely used in this sport. But for the moment, it fits Hall of Fame trainer Bernell Rhone who has saddled five horses thus far and each has visited the winner’s circle. Drop the Gloves won opening night. Maddymax won this past Friday and then Drive Sandy Drive, Justeveryday, […]