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ROCKIN THE BLEU'S - Bella Notte Minnesota Distaff Sprint Championship - 09-06-15 - R05 - CBY - 002

BY JIM WELLS What does a Hall of Fame breeder do when he wants the best available to ride his horse? He calls a Hall of Fame rider. Jeff Hilger picked up his phone a couple of weeks ago and contacted Scott Stevens, hoping the veteran rider was available for Sunday’s Festival of Champions. Hilger, […]

It’s Official

The skies were leaden most of the day and into the evening, giving way from time to time to a thunderstorm that drenched the racetrack and reduced attendance on the first Thursday night racing of the meet. Dollar night, as some patrons call it, produced a lot of leftovers, or as press box impresario Jeff Maday […]

The New Deal Brings Optimism

Many horsemen are convinced that the deal between Canterbury Park and Mystic Lake announced this week will turn out better than the casino gaming chased for so long by Minnesota’s only racetrack for thoroughbreds and quarter horses. The agreement will pump $75 million into Canterbury’s purse fund over the next 10 years, a deal with […]