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Jerson Tejeda – Minnesota HBPA Special Merit Award

Assistant trainer and exercise rider Jerson Tejeda is one of the nicest individuals in the stable area at Canterbury Park. Jerson also happens to be an exceptional horseman. Last month, during training hours, Jerson was on a horse he was preparing to gallop when suddenly he saw another horse flip over. That horse was 3-year-old […]

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 […]

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week- Albert Macias Veregas

Albert Macias Veregas has been with the Francisco Bravo Barn for three years. He has the talent to work extremely well with every type of horse, from the two-year-olds to seasoned veterans and that versatility makes him invaluable in the Bravo barn. Albert is also known for his solid work ethic. He is the definitive […]

MNHBPA Groom of the Week – Maurillio Desixto

MNHBPA Groom of the Week – Maurillio Desixto This week the Minnesota HBPA recognizes Maurillio Desixto as Groom of the Week. Maurillio has been with Gary Scherer’s barn for a dozen years. He has groomed some very fast horses such as Polar Plunge and Wind Chill Factor. His dedication and work ethic are unquestioned. According […]

Jaime Meta – MNHBPA Groom of the Week

Weekly the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association honors a Groom of the Week in a winner’s circle presentation following the first race each Wednesday. This week’s Groom of the Week is Jaime Meta who works for trainer Tony Rengstorf. “He’s deserved this for a long time,” Rengstorf said.  “I am really happy he is […]

Rebecca Babcock –   MNHBPA Groom of the Week

This week the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association recognizes Rebecca Babcock as Groom of the Week. The MNHBPA honors an individual that excels in their work with a Winners’ Circle presentation weekly following the first race on Wednesdays. Rebecca, a native of New York, was “born into the business”. Her uncles trained racehorses at […]

Canterbury Park Increases 2022 Participation Incentives For Thoroughbreds

Horses last raced at locations 1,500 or more miles from Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. receive larger incentives to counter inflation and high fuel prices Canterbury Park racing officials today announced an increase in participation incentives designed to reward owners of thoroughbred racehorses arriving from the most distant locations. Owners of horses that race at […]