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Canterbury Park Moves Northern Stars Racing Festival To June 20

Canterbury Park racing officials have announced a change in the date of the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Racing Festival to Saturday, June 20. The marque night of thoroughbred racing had previously been set for June 27 but track officials decided moving the festival, which features six stakes races including the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s richest event, […]

Puntsville Tries For Third Hoist Her Flag Win

The accomplished race mare Puntsville will return to Canterbury Park for the third time, with her connections hoping to win the $50,000 Hoist Her Flag Stakes for the third consecutive time. The Hoist Her Flag is the first of five stakes races and the fourth of 11 races, on Saturday night’s Northern Stars Racing Festival […]

21 Nominated to Canterbury Park’s Richest Race

$200k Mystic Lake Derby headlines June 22 program that includes five stakes Nominations closed Friday for five stakes races that will be run at Canterbury Park Saturday, June 22. The five stakes making up the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Racing Festival will pay a total of $500,000 in purse money, with the eighth running of […]

News ‘n Notes: First of 15 Speeds to Top Qualifying Time

Northern Stars Racing Festival Highlights: Hall of Fame Riders attended the Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser June 23rd, benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. They signed autographs and met with fans. Edgar Prado, US Hall of Fame Jockey even managed to win the All Star Challenge race, riding Superstar Bea. The fundraiser generated an estimated $250,000 […]

Sniper Kitten Purrs in Derby

By Jim Wells Trainer Mike Maker has been bringing horses to Canterbury Park the past several years. For stakes races. He ships in and cashes in….sometimes running against horses that appear to have more talent. That wasn’t quite the case in the richest race of the season on Saturday night, the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby. […]

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 […]