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News and Notes at Canterbury – August 4

Sunday’s feature race is the $52,600 NCQHRA Futurity. The fastest qualifier from the trials held two weeks ago was Jjsir James. The 2-year-old gelding is trained by Randy Weidner and was ridden by Justine Klaiber  for owner Jerry Olson. In this video Randy talks about Jjsir James past, present and future. Jockey Nik Goodwin has […]

Trainer Profile: Randy Weidner


By Katie Merritt Trainer Randy Weidner now calls Ocala, Florida home, but he was raised in Northfield, Minnesota, only about 45 minutes from Canterbury Park. Growing up in a family that always had a foot in the equine industry, be it with barrel racers or backyard show horses, Weidner grew up riding and working with […]



BY JIM WELLS Gopher caps, shirts and other exhibits of maroon and gold were sprinkled throughout Sunday’s crowd as they enjoyed a day of racing, highlighted by qualifying for the NCQHRA Futurity, and an appearance by P.J. Fleck himself. Yes, indeed, that was the new University of Minnesota football coach rowing a small boat across […]


LOTA JAMES - Dash in a Flash Stakes - Winningest Quarter Horse Rider in Canterbury Park History - Nik Goodwin - 07-15-17 - R02 - CBY - Finish

BY JIM WELLS It has been proposed once before and this additional suggestion is not based on settled science but on mounting evidence: Canterbury should consider running a 67-day meet featuring ostrich, zebra and camel racing each year, mixing in a thoroughbred/quarter horse day here and there. Evidence suggests that would reverse what is now […]

Justine Klaiber A Winner At Canterbury Park

Justine Klaiber

It did not take jockey Justine Klaiber long to find the winner’s circle at Canterbury. The 21-year-old, riding in Shakopee for the first time, was victorious in Saturday’s second race. Learn more about Justine in this video.   Video by Michelle Blasko

Notes from the Weekend

Canterbury Park

Canterbury newcomers Cecily Evans and Justine Klaiber both rode their first winners at this track on Saturday. Klaiber got her first win in the 2nd race on the quarter horse Jess A Chance for trainer Randy Weidner. After dueling in the early parts of the Quarter Horse dash, Jess a Chance took charge late to […]