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Jockeys Talk Minnesota Derby

Correspondent Betty Jo Goodwin interviews jockeys Lindey Wade, Jermaine Bridgmohan and Harry Hernandez about the upcoming Minnesota Derby. Harry and Lindey both ride for trainer Tony Rengstorf who seeks his first MN Derby win. Jermaine rides longshot Win Over Wyatt for trainer Nevada Litfin.  

Berndt Racing Stable Derby Contenders

Kelsey Berndt, assistant trainer to father Joel Berndt, talks with betty Jo Goodwin about It’s Bobs Business and Rejection Hurts, their entrants in Saturday’s $100,000 Minnesota Derby. Kelsey also discusses her father’s success and what her future in racing might be.  

Can Win Over Wyatt Upset the Minnesota Derby?

Racing correspondent Betty Jo Goodwin talks with trainer Nevada Litfin about Win Over Wyatt’s chances in Saturday’s  Minnesota Derby and his longshot winner in one of Minnesota racing’s biggest events.                

Love the Nest by a nose in $100,000 Minnesota Derby

Ready to Runaway wins fourth consecutive Glitter Star Stakes Love the Nest held off stablemate Cousvinnysacanuck to win the $100,000 Minnesota Derby by a nose on Saturday at Canterbury Park. Both are owned by Bob Lothenbach of Wayzata, Minn. and trained by Joel Berndt. Ry Eikleberry rode Love the Nest (pictured above on right) and […]

Minnesota Derby and Oaks Head State-Bred Card Saturday

Trainer Mac Robertson has favored runners in four thoroughbred stakes A 10-race program, with all races restricted to Minnesota-bred racehorses, begins at 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Canterbury Park. The card includes two quarter horse stakes and four thoroughbred stakes. Trainer Mac Robertson has horses entered in all eight thoroughbred races, with a total of 15 […]

Mr. Jagermeister If You Please

BY JIM WELLS He was a colt among weanlings, a giant among the Lilliputians. He was Mr. Jagermeister at his best, simply too much for six competitors to handle. It was a scene similar to what high school opponents must have gasped at when they saw Lebron James for the first time.  Are you kidding […]

A Race Is A Race

By Noah Joseph This Saturday, two of the richest races for Minnesota bred thoroughbreds are being run at Canterbury Park. The Minnesota Oaks for fillies, and the Minnesota Derby for colts and geldings, are both being held for the 30th time, both with a record purse of $100,000. These races, restricted to three year old […]


BY JIM WELLS Follow the thread of time connected to Saturday’s stake races at Canterbury Park and it will lead slowly back to those early days of racing. The Minnesota Derby and the Minnesota Oaks were won for the first time in Shakopee by Blair’s Cove and Princess Elaine, later lionized for their victories in […]


BY JIM WELLS   Young horses are often a handful_ fractious in racetrack parlance. Difficult in the barn, or the paddock or the gate. Now meet the morning line favorites for the $85,000 Minnesota Oaks and the $85,000 Minnesota Derby, Dazzlingsweetheart and Smooth Chiraz, a couple of three-year-olds who not only defy such descriptions but […]

Dazzlingsweetheart Attempts to Remain Undefeated in Saturday’s Minnesota Oaks

Smooth Chiraz favored in MN Derby; Record purses offered to state-bred 3-year-olds Dazzlingsweetheart, undefeated in three career starts, faces eight others in Saturday’s $85,000 Minnesota Oaks at Canterbury Park. The one mile and seventy yard race is restricted to state-bred fillies. The 3-year-old is owned by Barry and Joni Butzow of Eden Prairie, Minn. and […]