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Hometown Heroes

By Noah Joseph Last Wednesday during the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Turf Festival, locally based Jazzy Times ran down invaders High Crime and Wellabled to win the $100,000 Dark Star Turf Sprint under jockey Chad Lindsay for owner Dennis Smith and trainer David Van Winkle. Throughout Canterbury’s history there have been many instances in which […]

View From the VOX……Can You Believe This?

The Lady Canterbury is my favorite race at Canterbury Park, and this year’s rendition came up good. The Lady C, Northbound Pride Oaks, Mystic Lake Mile, Mystic Lake Derby and Honor the Hero are the marquee events for today’s Canterbury Park Turf Festival. Racing commences at 4:30 pm, and tickets can be secured here at […]

Nolan Cheers On Vikes In Opener

BY JIM WELLS Sunday arrived with an immediate question _  which jersey for the  Minnesota Vikings season opener: Brad Johnson, Jared Allen or Adrian Peterson ? As it turned out, No. 14, the Johnson pullover, seemed right. The choice of ball cap was simple, ….plain, with the Vikings logo on the front. Paul Nolan, former […]

A History of the Lady Canterbury

By Noah Joseph One of the oldest stakes race at Canterbury Park is also one of the most prestigious. It is the Lady Canterbury Stakes. The one mile turf race for fillies and mares ages three and up will be run for the 25th  time on Sunday as one of the day’s three stakes races. […]


BY JIM WELLS He was known first as the Turf Doctor and later as the Sod Surgeon but given a choice there was no doubt that he preferred the latter. “Surgeons make more than doctors,” Paul Nolan said with a grin Saturday night, discussing the past in the jockeys lounge. Yes, Paul Nolan, the champion […]