Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park will crown best Minnesota breds

-$855,000 in purses to be distributed in 12-race card- Entries for the 29th Minnesota Festival of Champions, a night of racing on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Canterbury Park restricted to thoroughbreds and quarter horses bred in the state, attracted a total of 107 horses for 12 races. Owners, jockeys and trainers of those entrants will […]

Mr. Jagermeister Retired

Mr. Jagermeister, the all-time leading Minnesota-bred money earning thoroughbred, was retired Saturday following a workout at Tampa Bay Downs in which he was preparing for next week’s Pelican Stakes. The 7-year-old, who had earned $700,839 in 37 starts, returned to the barn following the workout when it was discovered that he had suffered a condylar […]

Mr. Jagermeister Ready For $100k Crocrock Sprint Championship

He won the premier Minnesota-bred sprint race in 2019 as the 2 to 5 favorite, drawing off to win by more than five lengths. Now Mr. Jagermeister is again entered in the Crocrock Minnesota Sprint Championship, one of six $100,000 statebred stakes that make up Wednesday’s Minnesota Festival of Champions. Mr. Jagermeister missed the race […]

A Race Of Epic Proportions

Amy's Challenge

By Noah Joseph Each year, there is always one stakes race that receives major attention. Sometimes it has to do with the history and prestige behind it. Other times it has to do with the purse money involved; or perhaps the quality of the horses competing in the race. In 2017, Canterbury had a race […]

Minnesota-Bred Stakes Stars Headline Sunday Racing

Sunday’s third race is not a stakes race but it sure feels like it.  The four Minnesota breds, Mr. Jagermeister, Drop of Golden Sun, Dame Plata and Cinco Star, in the six-horse field are stakes winners and the Arizona bred Beat the Heat on the rail has a stakes win as well. The Kentucky bred […]

Road to Kentucky Contest to Feature Oaklawn

Going into Saturday’s Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, trainer Todd Pletcher had won the Kentucky Derby prep race four of the past eight runnings. Yet it seemed like he had been forgotten when his two entrants, who granted did not look great on paper, were sent to post at odds of 15 and 72 to 1. […]

Can Mr. Jagermeister Steal The Hot Springs Stakes?

Saturday’s Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest passes through Hot Springs, Arkansas and Oaklawn Park for the running of the $1 million Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. Also on the card are the Azeri Stakes with the return of 2020 Kentucky Oaks winner Shedaresthedevil, the $500,00 Essex Handicap, the Temperence Hill, and the $200,000 Hot Springs Stakes […]

Mr. Jagermeister Prepares For Return

Mr. Jagermeister is “starting to get fit” trainer Valorie Lund said Friday following the six-year-old Minnesota bred’s fourth workout since returning to training. All the works have come at Turfway Park in Florence, KY with the latest a very sharp 1:00.40 for five furlongs. The goal for Jag is the Feb. 6 $150,000, six furlong, […]

Bodenheimer Pointed To Kentucky Downs; Mr. Jagermeister Out Of Festival

The undefeated 2-year-old colt from the Valorie Lund barn Bodenheimer will be headed to Kentucky Downs to race Sept. 12 in the $250,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint at 6 1/2 furlongs. The race drew 48 nominations with Bodenheimer one of the 12 top earners which would secure a spot in the starting gate. The […]

State-Bred Stakes Highlight Wednesday Action at Canterbury Park

Three-day racing week Tuesday through Thursday; Two richest Minnesota-breds meet in 10,000 Lakes. The two Minnesota-bred thoroughbreds with the highest career earnings, Mr. Jagermeister and Hot Shot Kid, will face off in the 10,000 Lakes Stakes Wednesday at Canterbury Park, racing six furlongs for a purse of $50,000. The 5-year-old Mr. Jagermeister, winner of 11 […]