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Star of the North Shines In Texas

Star of the North, a 3-year-old Minnesota bred filly, won the $75,000 Darby’s Daughter by a convincing 2 1/4 lengths at Sam Houston Race Park Saturday evening. The 5 1/2 furlong race, a division of the Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Texas Stallion Stakes, was restricted to 3-year-old fillies that are progeny of nominated Texas-based stallions. Star […]

Bravo Worked His Way Up, Tirelessly

He was three days past his eighteenth birthday, having grown up in a country bordered on one side by a great ocean, on the other by the longest mountain range in the world, a country filled with diverse landscape and ecosystems. Yet, here he was, in the lush farmland of western Wisconsin, in a small […]

Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announced

The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Committee today announced the Class of 2019 inductees. The newest members, who will be honored in an August 31 ceremony at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, include thoroughbred trainer Francisco Bravo; the late Ralph Strangis who served as Minnesota Racing Commission Chairman; and thoroughbred owners and breeders Joni and Barry […]

Canterbury Park First Half in Review

by The Oracle Before racing took a short break for the summer concerts, we passed the halfway point of the 2019 Canterbury Park live racing season. Here is a look inside-the-numbers- at what has transpired on the race track so far in 2019. The following statistics are for thoroughbred races only. The Odds: Favorites are […]

Kassie Guglielmino now riding at Canterbury Park

Kassie Guglielmino 5-12-18 CBY

By: Rebecca Roush Kassie Guglielmino, originally from Northport, Washington, is one of several female riders at Canterbury Park this season. This is Guglielmino’s first year in Shakopee, but she has been riding races professionally since 2012. She has had more than 1,400 career starts and 224 wins, earning $1.06 million in purses for her connections. […]

Canterbury Hosts 24th Minnesota Festival of Champions Sunday

The annual Minnesota Festival of Champions, a day restricted to the best racehorses bred in the state, will be held for the 24th time Sunday at Canterbury Park. The first of 11 races is scheduled to begin at 12:45 the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. A total of 94 horses have been entered to compete for […]



BY JIM WELLS If you remember only this much about Saturday afternoon’s agenda and race card, you will have the focus points of the afternoon, but not all of the colorful detail that accompanied those highlights: *A 3-year-old gelding named Hot Shot Kid continued to show the kind of promise that might someday enchant the […]


Hold for More wins 10,000 Lakes Stakes

By JIM WELLS Puddles appeared in the infield, in various places throughout the grounds and around just about any crevice, indentation or hole of any kind. Pathways normally associated with solid footing were flooded in low spots and impassable without an individual’s acquiescence to soggy footwear. The lines typically seen at concession stands on Preakness […]


BY JIM WELLS   Young horses are often a handful_ fractious in racetrack parlance. Difficult in the barn, or the paddock or the gate. Now meet the morning line favorites for the $85,000 Minnesota Oaks and the $85,000 Minnesota Derby, Dazzlingsweetheart and Smooth Chiraz, a couple of three-year-olds who not only defy such descriptions but […]

Hold for More-2015 Horse of the Year

  Canterbury Park’s 2015 divisional champions: ·         Horse of the Year – Hold for More (owner: Dale Schenian; trainer: Francisco Bravo) ·         Three-Year-Old Colt or Gelding-Hold for More  (owner: Dale Schenian; trainer: F. Bravo) ·         Sprinter – Bourbon County (owner: Rake Farms LLC; trainer: Bernell Rhone) ·         Older Horse – TIE :Bourbon County (owner: Rake […]