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Harry Hernandez Wins Five Races on Festival of Champions Night

Midnight Current defends Princess Elaine title; Xtreme Diva fastest 2-year-old Canterbury Park’s leading jockey Harry Hernandez won five of the 10 races Saturday on the Minnesota Festival of Champions program including three of the evening’s six stakes. His first stakes victory came in the $75,000 Blair’s Cove Minnesota Turf Championship taking Jose Patio gate to […]

Cupids Crush wins by 11 3/4 lengths in Genter Stakes

Midnight Current beats stablemate in MN Turf Distaff Trainer Nate Quinonez and jockey Eduardo Gallardo won the first two stakes on Canterbury Park’s Hall of Fame program Saturday evening at Canterbury Park. Cupids Crush drew off to win the $50,000 Frances Genter Stakes by 11 3/4 lengths as the prohibitive favorite and in the next […]

35 Race Days Complete – Live Racing Returns July 27

Horse racing in Minnesota

When last Sunday’s race program was complete, a total of 322 races had been run over the first 35 days of the meet. Thirty days remain when racing resumes Wednesday, July 27. The short break allows for the three-day Twin Cities Summer Jam music festival to be held in the racetrack infield tonight through Saturday. […]

Street Sense Colt Tops MTA Yearling Sale

The annual Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale was held Sunday evening in the Canterbury Expo Center with the hammer dropping on the sales topper for $82,000. Forty-eight Minnesota bred yearlings and one Kentucky bred yearling went through the sales ring resulting in gross sales of more than a half-million dollars. The sale topper was Hip […]

TITLES ON THE LINE AS 17 RACING DAYS REMAIN

Amy's Challenge with Jareth Loveberry aboard

BY JIM WELLS Update: Only 17 racing days left on the 2017 calendar. A mere two weeks of race days and change. Plenty of time for trainers to begin cleaning out their barns, sending out the horses that need a paycheck to cover their travel costs. Still time for others to achieve some unreached goals, […]

Diamonds Are an Owner’s Best Friend

By Noah Joseph One of the most recognizable silks at Canterbury Park in recent times has been blue silks with a red diamond cluster and red diamonds on the sleeves. Those are the silks of Bob Lothenbach, who races under Lothenbach Stables. Lothenbach Stables is a top owner of horses throughout the Midwest and parts […]