Mr. Jagermeister Returns To Action Saturday

Horse racing at Canterbury Park

Mr. Jagermeister, the Canterbury Park 2018 Horse of the Year, makes his 4-year-old debut Saturday in the $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup, the seventh race that day at Turf Paradise.  The Minnesota-bred colt drew post four in the six-horse field that includes three trained by Robertino Diodoro. However one of his, Bourbon Cowboy, is training at […]

Flash Back/ Fast Forward

Arguably the most anticipated horse race in the past five years at Canterbury Park was conducted Sept. 16, 2017, the final day of that meet.  The $80,000 Shakopee Juvenile at a distance of six furlongs. A showdown between Amy’s Challenge and Mr. Jagermeister. Amy’s Challenge was a 2-year-old filly that had raced just once five […]

Mr. Jagermeister Returns to Training

Canterbury Park’s 2018 horse of the meet Mr. Jagermeister was turned out on a farm in Arizona following his summer campaign in Shakopee. Trainer Valorie Lund brought him back to her winter home base at Turf Paradise just before Thanksgiving. “He still looked like a fit horse,” she said. “He did not gain a lot […]

Race Meet Comes To A Close

By JIM WELLS It’s like bidding good-bye to classmates on the last day of school or saying sayonara to the guys at the end of, oh, the football season. Another race meet came to an end on Saturday, the 69th and final day of racing  when Sweet Stuff crossed the finish line at  7:12 p.m., […]

Who’s The Best?

By Noah Joseph On Sunday, Mr. Jagermeister delivered possibly the best performance of the Minnesota Festival of Champions, winning the Wally’s Choice Minnesota Classic with ease. This capped a memorable season for the son of Atta Boy Roy, in which Mr. Jagermeister won four of five starts at Canterbury, and outside of Minnesota took on […]

Mr. Jagermeister Wins $75k Minnesota Classic Championship

Dame Plata remains undefeated with victory in$100k Northern Lights Futurity Mr. Jagermeister easily won the $75,000 Wally’s Choice Minnesota Classic Championship Sunday at Canterbury Park. The 3-year-old colt took command of the 1 1/16 mile race from the start, cruising to a 4 1/4 length win over True West. Mr. Jagermeister, who has won three […]

Canterbury Hosts 25th Minnesota Festival of Champions Sunday

Stakes purses boosted for state-bred best; Mr. Jagermeister 1 to 5 favorite in Classic Shakopee, Minn.  —  The 25th annual Minnesota Festival of Champions, a day restricted to racehorses bred in the state, will be held Sunday at Canterbury Park, offering the most purse money in event history. The purse for each of the eight […]

Stevens Returns To Canterbury Park

BY JIM WELLS Racing fans exasperated by the weather this summer might benefit from a chat with Canterbury Park Hall of Fame rider Scott Stevens. Stevens had mounts Saturday and Sunday at Arapaho Park in Colorado  and planned to point his motor home eastward on Sunday night. The three-time riding champion at Canterbury Park will […]

Mr. Jagermeister If You Please

BY JIM WELLS He was a colt among weanlings, a giant among the Lilliputians. He was Mr. Jagermeister at his best, simply too much for six competitors to handle. It was a scene similar to what high school opponents must have gasped at when they saw Lebron James for the first time.  Are you kidding […]

Stakes Races Highlight Holiday Cards

The upcoming holiday schedule will bring out some of the best state bred horses in the barns for racing on Tuesday and Wednesday, including two making a quick turnaround from recent races. Stakes races are scheduled both days, along with an annual fireworks display on Tuesday evening and hot dogs for a buck on the […]