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Horse Racing In Shakopee MN Opens With MN-Bred Influence

A Minnesota bred is the 7 to 2 second choice on the morning line on opening day Friday at Keeneland in the $350,000 Grade 2 Phoenix Stakes at six furlongs. That’s correct. Doctor Oscar, Canterbury Park’s 2023 horse of the meet, is 7 to 2 in a Breeders’ Cup Win And You’re In event. Doctor […]

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 […]

Handicapping Contests Continue; News from the Racing World

The Countdown to the Cup Handicapping Contest continues this Saturday. The races from Keeneland will be used for the contest. Entry deadline is first post at the Lexington, KY racetrack. The Lexus Raven Run (G2) has the largest purse on the card. Restricted to 3-year-old fillies and run at 7 furlongs, it will offer $250,000. […]

Holiday Racing Monday / Keeneland Continues Wednesday

Horseracing at Canterbury Park.

The Monday, Oct. 9, simulcast schedule, bolstered for the holiday, includes racing from Belmont Park as well as Santa Anita.  The thoroughbred schedule is below. Keeneland’s Fall Meet began Friday and continues Wednesday with an eight-race card beginning at 12:05. The feature of the day is the $150,000 G3 Jessamine Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at […]

Keeneland Fall Meet begins Friday

Keeneland begins its 17-day fall race meet this Friday, Oct. 6. The three-day opening weekend features nine stakes races with $3.75 million in purses and Breeders’ Cup implications galore. The Canterbury Racebook will carry all the action. Here are the first nine stakes of the meet: Friday $400,000 G1 Alcibiades – BC Juvenile Fillies prep […]

Any Day Now…

The Canterbury Park stable area was scheduled to open Monday with the training track opening Tuesday. Mother Nature dropped the hammer this week in the form of a snowy mess, necessitating a delay to the scheduled opening. The backside will open April 19, the training track April 20 and the main track April 22 as […]

Road to Kentucky Continues

This is likely the last Kentucky Derby prep race for those entered in Saturday’s Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby. As the saying goes, its time to fish, cut bait, or go ashore. For many this means win or forget about the first Saturday in May. The featured track for this week’s Road to Kentucky […]

A Minnesotan Invades the Bluegrass

When Canterbury concludes, where do our state-bred horses go? One very talented youngster named Jelloshotsforjill has made her way to Kentucky and will race against open company for the first time on Saturday. Keeneland’s third race is a non-winner of two allowance for a $52,000 purse with eight entrants. Jelloshotsforjill drew post position number six, […]

Mystic Lake Derby Draws Field of Eight

The inaugural running of the $150,000 added Mystic Lake Derby on Saturday has drawn a field of eight including two participants that last raced at Woodbine Race Course, in Ontario, Canada and two others that made their most recent start at historic Churchill Downs. In total, the field is comprised of four shippers and four […]