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Cash Caravan Stakes Wednesday; First Post Shifted to 6:30pm

With high heat indexes expected Wednesday, Canterbury Park racing officials, after consulting with the Minnesota Racing Commission and the Minnesota HBPA, proactively shifted post time to 6:30 p.m. CT from the originally scheduled 5:00 p.m. Last Saturday officials postponed the live racing program because of projected excessive heat, rescheduling the eight-race card for Thursday, August […]

Trick And Treat

By Noah Joseph A racehorse’s success and career consistency is often looked at when judging whether that horse is considered to be an all-time great. Many of the greatest horses to run at Canterbury were very consistent during their time here, however very few came close to the consistency of Sir Tricky. Sir Tricky was […]


by Jim Wells When you ask him a question, be prepared for an answer that is not black and white or yes or no, that is somewhat involved and complex yet easy to track nonetheless. Then again, portraying a lifetime in the horse business is not a simple task, and it might help to know […]

Minnesota Bred Stakes Nominations Show Strength of Industry

Nominations to the main targets for those owners and trainers with young Minnesota bred thoroughbreds closed in early April. The Northern Lights Futurity drew with 59 nominated 2-year-old colts, and the Northern Lights Debutante, for Minnesota bred 2-year-old fillies, attracted 57 nominations. Many familiar names fill both lists with Sampson, Schenian, Almar, Astar, Sprick & […]

Video: Breeding Resurges in Minnesota

Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, which owns and operates Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, entered into a cooperative marketing and purse enhancement agreement last year that will contribute $75 million to the horsemen’s purse structure over the next 10 years. This season purses will be double what they were as recently as 2011. […]

Minnesota Racing on the Rise

In a sign of the rapidly improving health of the Minnesota breeding and racing industry, the MTA announced this past week that the number of registered broodmares jumped 77% from 2012 to 2013 according to numbers compiled by the Minnesota Racing Commission. All broodmares that will be foaling in Minnesota are required to be registered […]

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, […]