Party Like It’s 1995

By Noah Joseph 1995 was an exciting year for horse racing: from trainer D.Wayne Lukas winning all three Triple Crown races with two different horses; dominating Serena’s Song  who beat her fellow females and males across the country; to the powerful Cigar, who carried fans on a twelve-race winning streak to Horse Of The Year […]

The Night Is Young

By Noah Joseph In the world of racing, one of the most rapidly rising promotions and events is night racing. The thought of great racing action, and a great time at the track, under the stars is enough to convince the mind to go. Back in the days of Canterbury Downs, night racing wasn’t a […]

Magnificent Minnesota Moms Part 2

Chasin Mason

By Noah Joseph Recently, CanterburyLive has featured posts on fillies and mares that had success at Canterbury on the track and in the breeding shed. For the Minnesota Oaks and Minnesota Derby last month, we featured prominent Minnesota bred mares, and last week, we featured successful non-Minnesota bred mares. With the Minnesota Festival of Champions […]

Brilliant Broodmares

Savannah Slew deplanes in 1985 prior to Canterbury Oaks.

By Noah Joseph Last week, CanterburyLive highlighted some of the best fillies and mares bred in Minnesota that have had success on the track and in the breeding shed. But what about horses that ran here that were not bred in Minnesota? Well there are several good ones, and some have even gone on to […]

A Post for the Jockeys

2017 Jockey Colony CBY 001

By Noah Joseph With this Sunday, June 25, being the Leg Up Fund Day, a day where Canterbury Park and the fans support the jockeys, it seemed like the perfect time to write about the brave men and women who ride the racehorses, not just at Canterbury, but around the country. The jockeys are the […]

Maker’s Mark

Headache winning 2010 Claiming Crown Jewel

By Noah Joseph On Monday, Shadow Rock won the $50,000 Honor the Hero Stakes at Canterbury Park. That win was just one of several stakes winners at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack for trainer Michael Maker. Maker is a nationally acclaimed trainer who has horses, and wins races all over the country.  During the past few […]