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Leg Up Fund Night at the Races Aug. 17

Founded in 2014, the Leg Up Fund is a tax exempt 501 (c)3 established to provide temporary financial assistance to jockeys and exercise riders in the immediate aftermath of a racing-related injury and provide support for other programs administered by the Minnesota HBPA and Chaplaincy at Canterbury Park. The fund is supported each meet through […]

Leg Up Night Recap

Canterbury Park wrapped up Leg Up Night July 30 with over $35,000 in donations, a portion of which will be donated to the PDJF  in connection with the Jockeys Across America Day. The night featured a silent auction, jockey bouncy ball race, dunk tank and scooter raffle. Paul Allen called race 6 from the dunk […]

Leg Up Night

Canterbury Park will host Leg Up Night on Saturday, July 30 along with live racing. Founded in 2014, the Leg Up Fund provides financial support to jockeys who sustained on-track injuries while racing. The night will include a scooter raffle, silent auction, jockey autograph table, dunk tank and bouncy ball contest. You can sponser a […]

Enough Nolan Stories To Fill A Book

BY JIM WELLS There are countless stories to tell when Paul Nolan is at the center of a discussion, but race fans seldom tire of the tale regarding the 1997 Lady Canterbury Stakes and the longshot K Z Bay. She paid $67.80 to win and anyone who cashed in that afternoon can provide details that […]

Leg Up Day Sunday, July 28

Leg Up Fund 2019 Promo Graphic

Sunday you can support jockeys injured while riding at Canterbury Park. The Leg Up Fund was established in 2014 to provide temporary, transitional support to riders injured at Canterbury as they recover and return to the saddle. The fund provides direct resources to Canterbury Park jockeys who are hurt while riding and helps give them […]

No Hot Dogs On Memorial Day

BY JIM WELLS Sultry, hot temperatures that many people describe as simply for the dogs apparently aren’t. Consequently, the bulldogs scheduled to compete Monday, with a forecast approaching 100 degrees, instead will run on June 9 because of the oppressive weather possibility. What the dogs can’t handle, the horses apparently can, largely because they train […]


BY JIM WELLS The bloodlines in racing are not always a study exclusively of the horses that line up in the starting gates or of those that send their progeny to the racetrack. The connections between owners and breeders, their sons and daughters and the generations that follow in their footsteps are often overlooked. An […]

Seven in Morehouse Memorial Sunday – Leg Up Fund Day

Leg Up Fund

Seven Minnesota-bred quarter horses are entered in the $29,200 Bob Morehouse Memorial Stakes, the second race on Sunday’s 10-race program. Blacks Cartel is the richest in the field with $60,359 in earnings from 19 career starts. The 4-year-old filly most recently faced graded stakes company at Remington Park at the 400 yard Morehouse distance. She […]

A Post for the Jockeys

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By Noah Joseph With this Sunday, June 25, being the Leg Up Fund Day, a day where Canterbury Park and the fans support the jockeys, it seemed like the perfect time to write about the brave men and women who ride the racehorses, not just at Canterbury, but around the country. The jockeys are the […]