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Purse Increases for Wally’s Choice and Glitter Star Stakes

JTR Roofing, Inc., American Roofing Supply and CertainTeed Corporation sponsorship boosts Aug. 12 purses to $65k Purse increases for the Wally’s Choice Stakes and Glitter Star Stakes, both to be run Saturday, Aug. 12, were announced today by the Canterbury Park racing office. Both stakes will now offer $65,000 purses, an increase of $15,000 each. […]

51 Minnesota-bred Yearlings to be featured in 2020 MTA Yearling Sale

from a Minnesota Racing Commission news release: New Health and Safety Protocols Established for Sale The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association will host its annual MTA Yearling Sale on Sunday, August 30 beginning at 3pm at Canterbury Park’s Expo Center in Shakopee, MN. Previews of the 51 Minnesota-bred yearlings will begin Saturday, August 29 from 6pm to […]

2018 Thoroughbred Yearling Sale

The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association will host its annual MTA Yearling Sale on Sunday, August 19 in the Canterbury Park Expo Center. Doors will open at 3 p.m. on Sunday and the live auction-style sale will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year […]

Sale Of The Century

By Noah Joseph This Sunday at Canterbury is the annual Minnesota Bred Yearling Sale. A bevy of yearlings, all bred here in Minnesota, will pass through the sales ring to prospective buyers and onlookers, with everyone looking for the next star to race at Canterbury. Let’s take a look back at some previous sales, and […]

A Morning At The Track with the MTA

Saturday – June 27th 8:00 a.m. – Silks Bar Join the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association for a MORNING AT THE TRACK! Enjoy coffee and doughnuts on the deck as you watch the morning workouts and learn more about what takes place at Canterbury Park every day. MTA representatives will introduce you to the training routines, schooling, […]

Story on the Morning Glory

Countless animals have passed their way since the Bensons bought their farm in 1971. They’ve purchased horses, sold horses, bred horses and boarded horses. A veritable bread and breakfast of the equine world. Teresa and Dean were hauling horses to Arkansas and various other locations during the days before racing was part of the Minnesota […]

Less Than a Month…

With just less than a month until the 2013 racing season begins, there is much happening at Canterbury Park. The construction stage of the new infield toteboard is on schedule for completion in early May. Then the technically inclined folks get involved to make it work. Evidently the 150 feet of digital capability and video monitor […]

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 […]

MTA Yearling Sale Shows Substantial Gains

Maybe one item alone will say everything necessary about the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association yearling and mixed sale Saturday evening. Executive director Kay King was almost, not quite, but almost ready to officially declare the sale topper the highest purchase of all-time. “I’m going to check our records, but I’m almost sure it is,” she said. The […]