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Canterbury Park 2023 Racing Dates Approved by Minnesota Racing Commission

54-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet to run May 27 through Sept. 16 Canterbury Park’s request for a 54-day 2023 thoroughbred and quarter horse racing season, Saturday, May 27 through Saturday, Sept. 16, was unanimously approved today by the Minnesota Racing Commission. Four days of racing per week will be conducted from July 12 through […]

Governor Walz Appoints Dr. Camille McArdle Chair of Minnesota Racing Commission

Walz also reappoints Commissioners Barbara Colombo and Raymond Dean to 6-year Terms From MRC news release, July 6, 2021. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently appointed longtime commissioner Camille McArdle, DVM, as the new chair of the Minnesota Racing Commission (“MRC”). Dr. McArdle replaces James S. Lane, III, who announced his retirement from the MRC at […]

Canterbury Park Requests Revised 2020 Racing Season of 52 Days Beginning June 10

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Live horse racing schedule would require approval of Minnesota Racing Commission; Operational procedures and protocols to be implemented during racing will be provided to state and local officials for review. Canterbury Park officials today submitted a revision of their request for live racing dates for 2020 to the Minnesota Racing Commission. The amended request asks […]

Governor Tim Walz Appoints Goodman, Gingold and Idelkope to Minnesota Racing Commission

The Minnesota Racing Commission announced in a press release earlier this week that Gov. Tim Walz reappointed Commissioners Lisa Goodman and Alan Gingold  for six year terms beginning November 24, 2019. Walz also appointed Julie Idelkope to the MRC. Acting Commission Chair James Lane has been designated as the Chair of the Commission. Per the […]

Tom DiPasquale to Retire; Minnesota Seeks New Executive Director

MRC Press Release SHAKOPEE, Minn. (November 22, 2019) –Tom DiPasquale, Executive Director of the Minnesota Racing Commission since 2013, announced his intention to step down in February 2020. “It’s been an honor to serve in this capacity in the Dayton and Walz Administrations. During this period, the Commission, through the hard work of staff and […]

Strangis Racing’s Man For All Seasons

Ralph Strangis generally operated behind the scenes, as an attorney, businessman, racing commissioner, horse owner or fan, yet when he died last August he left a mark on just about any enterprise he had undertaken. He was valued and respected for his expertise in a variety of endeavors, and it became apparent upon his death […]

Minnesota Racing Commission Announces Commission Stewards for Canterbury Park’s 2019 Season

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Press release from Minnesota Racing Commission  SHAKOPEE, Minn. (March 19, 2019) — The Minnesota Racing Commission has appointed David Hooper, David Smith and Stanley Bowker to the Canterbury Park Board of Stewards for its 2019 race meet. The appointments were made at the commission’s February meeting. Hooper, one of last year’s Pete Pedersen award recipients […]

Canterbury Park 2019 Racing Dates Approved By MRC

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25th season includes 66-day meet, May 3 through Sept. 14 Canterbury Park’s 2019 thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet, as approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission, will include 66 race dates, commencing May 3, the Friday before Kentucky Derby, and running  through Sept. 14. The upcoming meet will be the Shakopee, Minn., racetrack’s 25th […]

It Pays to Breed a Racehorse in Minnesota

Minnesota Breeders Fund

The Minnesota Racing Commission this week released information on awards issued through the Minnesota Breeder Fund to racehorse breeders and stallion owners for all three breeds racing in the state, thoroughbred, quarter horse, and standardbred. More than $526,000 in awards will be paid later this month to those in the state breeding industry. Over $5 […]