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Loveberry looks forward to return to Canterbury Park

Jockey Jareth Loveberry has a mount in all five turf stakes on Wednesday’s Northern Stars Turf Festival. He is anxious to return, and why would he not be? Loveberry was leading rider in 2017 and a top jockey at Canterbury until he left in 2020 to ride in Chicago. He has shipped in each year […]

Shakopee Juvenile winner Two Phil’s stretches out at Keeneland

Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet begins Friday with the Fall Stars Weekend which will offer 11 stakes Friday through Sunday worth $5.45 million. Nine of those races are Breeders’ Cup Challenge events that award the winners with automatic berths and fees paid into the 39th World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup will be held this year at […]

Loveberry Looking Forward to Canterbury Return “Big Time”

Jareth Loveberry spent three full seasons riding at Canterbury Park, winning the jockey title in 2017. In 2020, he began the season at Canterbury but ultimately left when Arlington Park in suburban Chicago re-opened to ride for trainer Larry Rivelli. That was a decision he did not regret. He won the Arlington riding title last […]

Where’d They Go?

When looking through the day’s entries the absence of certain jockeys becomes obvious. No longer named on thoroughbreds are Jareth Loveberry, Julio Felix, Constantino Roman, Alex Canchari and Leandro Goncalves. With various protective protocols at racetracks around the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the opportunity for riders to work at more than one […]

Backside Beginning To Take Shape

Trailers carrying racehorses began pulling through the stable gate at Canterbury Park on May 9, primarily arriving from Phoenix. But soon stables from other areas such as Hot Springs, Arkansas will make their way north. It is a slow arrival process and there now are 267 horses in stalls with more arriving daily. Joel Berndt, […]

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 […]

Robertson Sweeps State-Bred Stakes

By JIM WELLS The owner of Honey’s Sox Appeal visits the barn where she and two of her relatives reside for now, two and sometimes three times a day. It is fortunate that he lives a mere six miles of congestion free-highway from the stable area. Sometimes he is there after most of the equine […]

Jockey Colony Coming Together for 2019

Tampa Bay Downs race caller Richard Grunder was enjoying a beautiful April afternoon…… Tampa, when he answered the phone. “I saw you on the news but it can’t be as bad as they say. How’s the weather up there?” he asked. Paul Allen, the Grunder equivalent at Canterbury, was on the other end. “It’s a […]

Jockey Profile: Jareth Loveberry

Jockey Jareth Loveberry arrived on the Canterbury scene for the first time in 2017 and on the second day of that season won with a horse that paid $112.20. When the meet ended he had won the riding title, winning 77 times and compiling purse earnings of $1.59 million. “Glad to be back,” he said […]


By JIM WELLS There are idioms galore in our language that explain the many uses of a hat, that item someone wears upon the head for effect, protocol or simply to keep the rain from drenching one’s skull. You can keep something under one’s hat if you want to keep a secret. You might come […]