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Canterbury Park Moves Three Quarter Horse Stakes to Sept. 13

MN Futurity, MN Derby and Cash Caravan date changed at MQHRA request Canterbury Park racing officials, at the behest of the Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association board of directors, announced today that three Minnesota-bred quarter horse stakes races previously scheduled for Sept. 9 will now be run on Sept. 13. The $40,000 added Minnesota Futurity, […]

Canterbury Park 2021 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule features $175k est. Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity and across-the-board purse increases

Canterbury Park’s 2021 quarter horse racing season will offer 15 stakes races and increased overnight purses. The Shakopee, Minnesota racetrack’s 65-day mixed-breed meet begins May 18 with the first quarter horse races set for May 31.  The Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, the richest race of the season featuring an additional $20,000-added in purse money in […]

Quarter Horse Racing Straight And Strong At Canterbury Park

American Quarter Horse racing continues to be an important component of the Canterbury Park racing season. The 2020 mixed-meet format will offer more than 100 races offered exclusively for America’s fastest athlete, the quarter horse. Total purses should near $1.8 million. While the first quarter horse condition book won’t be available until mid-May, owners and […]

Royal Cash Flash Cashes In

BY JIM WELLS Occasionally all you need to know about a race is the history of the right horse, its past performances naturally, but also heritage and most importantly the intuition of the owner. A conversation with Canterbury’s champion quarter horse owner Brenda Reiswig would have revealed everything necessary before Sunday’s $72,300 Gopher State  Futurity. […]

Sunday’s Gopher State Futurity Offers $72,300 Purse

Sunday’s feature race is the $72,300 Gopher State Futurity. The 10 fastest 2-year-olds from trials held July 28 race 350 yards in the third of 11 races on a card that also includes The 1889 Futurity with a $15,000 purse and the $25,000 Skip Zimmerman Memorial. The two fastest qualifiers to the Gopher State, Royal […]

BHR Flashing Effort wins MN Stallion Breeders’ Quarter Horse Futurity

Trainer Bob Johnson, who estimates he has run a horse in each of 31 renditions of the race dating back to 1986, won the Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ Quarter Horse Futurity for the seventh time on Sunday at Canterbury Park. The 350-yard dash for 2-year-olds, with a $30,305 purse, went to BHR Flashing Effort by a […]

MQHRA 2014 Year-End Award Recipients

The mission of the Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association is to promote, preserve and enhance the Quarter Horse racing industry in the state of Minnesota. The MQHRA strives to provide beneficial services and representation locally and nationally, and encourage membership growth and participation by valuing each individual and recognizing outstanding achievements. Today MQHRA will acknowledge […]