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Hold for More prepares for Canterbury

Hold for More

Hold for More, the all-time leading money earner in Canterbury Park and Downs history, is training at Will Rogers Downs in preparation for the live meet at Canterbury Park. Trainer Francisco Bravo may start the Minnesota-bred horse in a stake at the Claremore, Okla., track soon. Last season, Hold for More won at Will Rogers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hold for More becomes earnings leader at Canterbury Park

Hold for More

Hold for More, a 5-year-old Minnesota-bred thoroughbred, became the all-time leading money earner in the history of Canterbury Park or Downs when he won the ninth race Thursday.  His $23,700 share of the purse boosted his earnings at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack to $347,650, eclipsing Crocrock who earned $340,452 racing from 1999 to 2004. Hold […]

Thursday ‘Buck Night’ Racing Returns to Canterbury Park as Four-Day Race Weeks Begin

Hold for More

Saturday is ‘Belmont Stakes Block Party’ with four local stakes races Canterbury Park begins racing four days each week, Thursday through Sunday, when horse racing resumes tonight with the popular “Buck Night” promotion that offers $1 admission and other $1, $2 and $3 food and beverage specials. Post time on Thursdays and Fridays will be […]

Odds and Ends from the Weekend plus more to come….

Hold for More and jockey Orlando Mojica in 10,000 Lakes post parade.

Hold for More was victorious in this weekend’s running of the $50,000 10,000 Lakes Stake. He rated for the early parts of the race behind the three pacesetters, Cupid’s Delight, Bourbon County and Smooth Chiraz, before swinging four wide at the top of the stretch to overtake them all and win by a convincing 2 […]


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 […]

Racing begins Friday at Canterbury Park


Canterbury Park begins its 67-day live horse racing season with a two-day weekend that starts Friday at 4 p.m. with an eight-race card. Racing continues Saturday at 1:45 p.m. There will be nine live races Saturday and a simulcast of the 143rd Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. Wagering on Kentucky Derby Day traditionally attracts more […]

Stable Area Welcomes Horsemen; Track Opens for Training Thursday

Canterbury Park’s stable area officially opened today.  Horses by the trailer and van load will be arriving over the next several weeks to ready for opening day, Friday, May 5. The main track opens for morning activity Thursday at 6:00 a.m. The training track will open April 25. Stall superintendent Andrew Vold expects the 33 […]


By Jim Wells Jason  Olmstead considered the question, rolling it across his memory without stopping anywhere specific, trying to pinpoint when his life changed so dramatically. “I guess it was three or four years ago,” he said. The query under consideration was when quarter horse training expanded for him and his wife, Amber Blair, from […]