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Barn Hopes To Toast Jagermeister

BY JIM WELLS He has a name that elicits respect and perhaps a bit of homage, at the very least a nod or a tip of the hat accompanied by a certain savoir faire. Mr. Jagermeister. What a splendid name to consider, with all that it suggests…..Mr. Von Buckingham, meet Mr. Jagermeister. Almost regal, you […]

Lori Keith: Most Winning Rider in Mystic Lake Derby History

By Rebecca Roush Since arriving at Canterbury Park in 2007, Lori Keith has made her way into the winner’s circle after winning some of the most prestigious races. She has a career record of 532 wins, achieved at tracks across the country, and has earned nearly $6.2 million for her connections. Keith is a multiple […]

Hardboot Ships from California for Mystic Lake Derby

Trainer Michele Dollase has what she considers a pretty good California bred 3-year-old colt but nowhere to run him at home. That 3-year-old is Hardboot, winner of the $100,000 Silky Sullivan at Golden Gate Fields in April, and most recently second in the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes, both restricted to state breds and both on […]

35 Nominated to Canterbury Park’s Richest Race


Nominations closed Friday for five stakes races that will be run at Canterbury Park Saturday, June 23, the richest night of racing at the Shakopee, Minn., racetrack. The five stakes making up the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Racing Festival will pay a total of $500,000 in purse money with the seventh running of the Mystic […]


Giant Payday

BY JIM WELLS The $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby is the crown jewel of the racing season at Canterbury Park, an annual race for 3-year-olds that creates a certain type of anticipation and excitement. Wet, chilly weather threatened to dampen much of that anticipation when it moved into the area late this week. Yet, as if […]

2017 Mystic Lake Derby Field Analysis


By Noah Joseph The richest race of the season is upon us. The $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby is Saturday for 3-year-olds going one mile on the turf. Let’s meet the field. 1.    Siem Riep. Siem Riep, a son of Tapit comes in off of a victory at Indiana Grand in an allowance optional claimer at […]


Hot Shot Kid and Alex Canchari

By JIM WELLS Hammers Terror and then Dorsett, with Lori Keith aboard both, claimed the first two races, followed by Long On Value, Nun the Less and last year One Mean Man with Orlando Mojica in the irons. The sixth winner of Saturday’s $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby will come from a field of eleven (depending […]

Line Judge in Mystic Lake Derby; Barry Butzow explains

Last year Barry and Joni Butzow’s Line Judge had a successful Canterbury season and was named 2-year-old of the meet. He went on to win a $200,000 race later that Fall at Delta Downs. Line Judge will be racing Saturday in Canterbury’s richest race, the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby. This past Sunday the Butzow’s Firstmate […]

Eleven Entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby


Canterbury Park’s richest race of the season, the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, will be run Saturday evening as the fourth race on a nine- race program that begins at 6:00 p.m. Eleven 3-year-olds were entered for the one-mile turf race. Giant Payday, the 7 to 2 morning line favorite, will start from post position nine […]

Mystic Lake Derby Memories

One Mean Man sneaks through inside to win 2016 Mystic Lake Derby

By Noah Joseph The featured race of the week and of the year is this Saturday: The Mystic Lake Derby, a race for 3-year-olds going one mile on the turf for a purse of $200,000. The race draws some of the best horses, owners, trainers, and jockeys from around the country, and this year’s edition […]