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Service for ‘Pastor Ed’ Underwood Saturday

Ed Underwood, who passed away last week following a lengthy illness, will be remembered Saturday during a service in the Dean Kutz Memorial Chapel in the Canterbury Park stable area. Known as ‘Pastor Ed’, Underwood served as Racetrack Chaplain at Canterbury Park for more than a decade but also assisted previous chaplains at the Shakopee, […]

Chaplain Ed Underwood to receive Sampson Minnesota HBPA Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2019, the inaugural Minnesota HBPA Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Curt and Randy Sampson. Shortly thereafter, the MNHBPA board, realizing the obvious — that the Sampson name defines lifetime achievement in Minnesota racing — re-titled the award to the Sampson Minnesota HBPA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is to honor those who have […]

Once the Dress Goes On…

The rain that inundated Shakopee and the turf course at Canterbury Park in particular on Saturday morning had a devastating effect on a premier presentation of racing scheduled for the day. When the turf course began to take on water faster than the Titantic, the Lady Canterbury and the inaugural Mystic Lake Mile were moved […]