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Creative Art Has A New Muse

BY JIM WELLS The leading racehorse this summer at Canterbury Park, as we speak, is eight years old, not very big and the subject of numerous transactions at the claiming box. He has been mostly an honest fellow if not always successful, with peaks and valleys on his resume, and he has corresponding life details […]

Notes from the Weekend

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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 […]


BY JIM WELLS A horse named Plot Twist confounded the experts, another called Inconclusive was anything but and a third called Creator, in another surprise, produced a very nice return for his believers in races miles apart on Saturday but immediately juxtaposed nonetheless by the magic of television. Plot Twist started the proceedings by capturing […]

Field Set for Dark Star Cup

His face is emblazoned on the wall in a larger than life photo as you enter the press box, now named in his memory. The photo is from the early days of Canterbury Downs and he is dressed to fit a specific role, that of racetrack regular, man about town, high roller, someone riding life […]

Race of the Week – Belmont Stakes

The rite of spring for three year old thoroughbreds meets its conclusion this Saturday in the Belmont Stakes. With two strong Triple Crown victories in the books, one would think the winners would scare more runners off – not the case. A nearly capacity gate of fourteen is lined up for the final leg of […]