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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day from Canterbury Park! We interviewed some father daughter duos on the backside at Canterbury Park to celebrate! Check out this interview with racehorse trainer Troy Bethke and his daughter Olivia. Check out this interview with pony rider Mackenzie Kane and her dad Steve. Here is an interview with horse trainer Joel Berndt […]

Canterbury Park First Half in Review

By The Oracle We recently passed the halfway point of the 2021 Canterbury Park live racing season.  Here is a look inside the numbers at what has transpired on the racetrack so far in 2021.  The following statistics are for thoroughbred races only. The Odds:       Favorites are winning 43% of the thoroughbred races at […]

Oracle’s All-Stars : Canterbury Park’s First-Half Review

Chad Lindsay

By The Oracle Last week we passed the halfway point of the 70-day Canterbury Park live racing season.  Here is a look inside-the-numbers- at what has transpired on the race track so far in 2018.  The following statistics are for thoroughbred races only. The Odds: Favorites are winning 37% of the thoroughbred races at Canterbury […]

2017: A Look Back


By Noah Joseph Well, it’s that time of the year. Closing weekend is upon us. The 2017 season is almost in the rear-view mirror, and it was a wonderful season. Here’s a look at some of the great moments. For the fans, there was much to see, and parts of the summer had gone to […]



BY JIM WELLS Charlie Again came to the door Friday morning, then pinned his ears and retreated to the rear of the stall, turning his back on the visitor who had caught his attention. There was simply no way for the 5-year-old gelding to understand the fuss he had created with his long-shot win the […]

1,000th Career Win For Trainer David Van Winkle


Thoroughbred trainer David Van Winkle recorded the 1,000th victory of his career when longshot Charlie Again and jockey Hugo Sanchez won the fifth race Thursday at Canterbury Park. Van Winkle’s training career began in 1989 in Nebraska. He now trains primarily at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz. and at Canterbury. Van Winkle, 54, won the […]

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, […]

Racing Friday and Saturday – News & Notes


By Katie Merritt While there aren’t any stakes at Canterbury this weekend, there are a few very competitive allowance races carded. Tonight, the 3rd race, a six furlong allowance for Minnesota-breds, three and up, is highlighted by Mac Robertson-trained Glacken’s Ghost. The four-year-old gelding is coming into the race off of three consecutive wins at […]

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 […]

Royal Birth Touches Canterbury

Superstitions abound around any racetrack, among the riders, the trainers and the public as well. So wrap your belief in signs, omens, precursors and presentiments around this tidbit: birthdays were being celebrated along with actual births at Canterbury Park on Thursday and some of the results were eye-opening. Lori Keith, Canterbury’s third leading rider at […]