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Santa Anita delayed its autumn race meet due to fires in the nearby hills but commences Friday at 2:30 p.m. with a 10-race program that includes the G3 Chillingsworth Stakes and the G2 Eddie D. On Saturday, Santa Anita rolls out five graded stakes, all with Breeders’ Cup implications: G2 Chandelier, G1 Rodeo Drive, G1 […]

Hardy, Olmstead Look To Continue Dominance In Festival Races, But First……..

Beep Beep Zoom Zoom Minnesota Quarter Horse

Tomorrow is a new twist for the traditional Minnesota Festival of Champions quarter horse races, the Minnesota QH Derby and Minnesota QH Futurity.  Trial races. In the past the Derby and Futurity entrants gained access to the races based on earnings. But now payments and sustaining payments made by hopeful owners begat trial races to […]

Canterbury Flavor In Prairie Meadows Stakes This Weekend

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The Prairie Meadows quarter horse meet closes this week with racing Thursday through Saturday. The Friday card features four stakes races and Saturday’s evening program has nine including the Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a $330,000 purse. Many of the stakes include horses that raced in Shakopee over the summer.  The Grade […]

July 14 News and Notes

Mr. Jagermeister

Alex Canchari was very efficient on Thursday while riding just three of the eight thoroughbred races and winning with all three mounts. Canchari took advantage of the break that followed the long July 4 race week and traveled to Los Angeles for some R and R.  The broken right hand appears to have healed quickly […]

Corey Wilmes – Racehorse Owner and Breeder

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  By Katie Merritt For racehorse owner Corey Wilmes, horse racing has been a big part of his life since he was a young teenager. Wilmes grew up on a farm in Le Sueur, Minnesota, just south of Shakopee, and when Canterbury Downs first opened in the mid-80’s he was quick to secure a hotwalking […]

THE QUARTER HORSES HAVE THEIR DAY

A Jordon Reed

BY JIM WELLS The day was dedicated to the Qs, the quarterpounders,  or more appropriately and accurately, the quarter horses, those speedy sprinters on the racetrack who gobble up ground in the same fashion that Usain Bolt covers 100 yards. They are out of the blocks and rocketing toward the finish line in the blink […]

DELGADO LETS SUCCESS DO HIS TALKING

Oscar Delgado

  BY JIM WELLS The adrenaline was flowing and Oscar Delgado released it as he strode through the tunnel to the jockeys’ room after winning the first race on Saturday’s card. “That guy never stops talking and I should know because I talk a lot,” said a fellow rider. Yes, Delgado has never been accused […]

Two of Canterbury's Best Continue to Win

Sunday there will be five quarter horse trial races for the big-money NCQHRA Futurity on Aug. 7. All of the meet’s top trainers will be represented in those trials as 46 two-year-olds compete for 10 spots in the rich 350 yard final. Quarter horse trainer Ed Ross Hardy surpassed the $3 million mark in lifetime […]

V Os Filo Wins $29,500 Bob Morehouse Stakes

V Os Filo won the $29,500 Bob Morehouse Memorial Stakes Sunday at Canterbury Park. Jockey Nik Goodwin was aboard for owner Rodney Von Ohlen and trainer Ed Ross Hardy. V Os Filo covered the 400 yards in 20.752 seconds, defeating stablemate Dashin Tee by 1 and ¾ lengths. Little Bit Brandy, finished third. “He jumped […]

Iowas Texas Tlp fastest in Gopher State Derby Trials

Iowas Texas Tlp was the fastest of the 10 qualifiers in Sunday’s trials for the $29,200 Gopher State Derby. Nik Goodwin rode for Ed Ross Hardy. The 400 yard final will be run June 12.   GOPHER STATE DERBY TRIALS Iowas Texan Tlp     E.R.Hardy            20.173 Eagles Span   […]