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Trainer Mac Robertson Wins Five on Hall of Fame Night

Apprentice rider Serafin Carmona gets stakes double and wins five races It was an evening of multiple wins for trainers, owners and jockeys Saturday during Canterbury Park’s Hall of Fame Night. Hall of Fame trainer Mac Robertson won five races including three of the five featured handicaps. Apprentice jockey Serafin Carmona, who began his riding […]

Saturday’s Hall of Fame Night at Canterbury Park Features Five Handicaps

Midnight Current defends MN Turf Distaff title Top state bred 3-years-prep for Derby and Oaks Saturday’s Hall of Fame Night at Canterbury Park includes turf races for accomplished older thoroughbreds as well as main track sprints for 3-year-olds whose connections hope they make a name for themselves when five $40,000 overnight handicap races will be […]

Four Retirees Not Soon Forgotten

Over the past decade Canterbury Park racing fans and gamblers have watched and wagered on some of the most popular and richest racehorses in the history of the track. Hold for More, who raced under the care of Francisco Bravo, is on that list. Mr. Jagermeister is as well. His brilliant speed earned hundreds of […]

MN Bred Earning Leader Crosses Finish Line As Winner

When 9-year-old Hot Shot Kid crossed the finish line a winner on Sept. 4 in the eighth race at Canterbury Park, he became the all-time Minnesota bred earnings leader. In a career that began in 2016, Hot Shot Kid raced 54 times, winning 17 for trainer Mac Robertson while earning $708,816. Ten of those victories […]

30th Minnesota Festival of Champions Saturday at Canterbury Park

$500,000 in stakes purses paid to horses foaled in state Canterbury Park will celebrate the Minnesota breeding and horse racing industry on Saturday with the 30th rendition of the Minnesota Festival of Champions, a 10-race program restricted to horses bred in Minnesota. Six of the races are stakes with purses totaling $500,000. In all, 76 […]

Hot Shot Kid becomes richest Minnesota bred thoroughbred racehorse in history

Hot Shot Kid became the all-time leading Minnesota bred money earner in history when he won the eighth race on Monday at Canterbury Park. His career earnings now total $708,816, surpassing the retired Mr. Jagermeister who earned $700,839. Hot Shot Kid was bred in Minnesota by the late Warren Bush and is owned by his […]

2023 Canterbury Park Live Meet Preview – – By The Numbers

by  The Oracle Opening day of the 2023 Canterbury Park live racing meet is Saturday, May 27!  That means it’s time to look back at the 2022 Canterbury Park live meet from a statistical standpoint and use that data to help us better predict the outcomes of the 2023 Canterbury Park races.   Canterbury Park […]

Hot Shot Kid Runs Thursday At Keeneland

Eight-year-old Minnesota bred Hot Shot Kid is entered to race in Keeneland’s fourth race on Thursday, a $50,000 claiming race with a $75,000 purse at 1 1/6th miles on the main track. A victory by the Mac Robertson trainee would mimic last year when Hot Shot Kid left Canterbury at the end of the season, […]

Odds and Ends from Festival and Final Three Race Days To Come

The 12-race Minnesota Festival of Champions card on Saturday night attracted $2,446,940 in handle, a record for the Festival which has been conducted 29 times. The previous Festival handle record was the 2020 total of $2,048,915. Saturday’s handle is the fourth largest of the 2022 season. Owner/breeder Bob Lothenbach took center stage throughout the evening […]

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week – Juan Carlos Lopez

Juan Carlos Lopez has been with trainer Mac Robertson for 20 years. “I don’t know how he does it,” says Robertson, the winningest trainer in the history of Canterbury Park. “How he does this massive amount of work and so well. I would never have won 1,000 races at Canterbury without Juan Carlos.” Congratulations Juan […]