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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 […]

Hay Dakota wins G3 Commonwealth Turf Stakes

Trainer Joel Berndt, a regular at Canterbury Park over the past years, won the first graded stakes race of his career when Hay Dakota stormed down the middle of the turf course Saturday evening at Churchill Downs, getting up to win the grade three $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes by a neck at odds of 29 […]

One Mean Man favored in Saturday’s Commonwealth Turf

The 2016 Mystic Lake Derby winner, One Mean Man, is favored in a field of 12 for Saturday’s $100,000 G3 Commonwealth Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs. Since capturing Canterbury’s richest race in August, One Mean Man won the Jefferson Cup, a Churchill dirt stake. Robby Albarado has the mount for trainer Bernard Flint. In a […]


BY JIM WELLS Have a good day Orlando Mojica. Better yet. Have a really good day. He could only shake his head and smile, wiping the perspiration from his face and forehead. Saturday started out on a good note. He picked up a mount in the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, Canterbury Park’s richest race of […]

$200,000 Mystic Lake Derby is Saturday

Post positions were drawn Wednesday for the richest race of the Canterbury Park season, the fifth running of the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby. The one mile turf race will be run Saturday as the fourth race on a nine-race card that begins at 6:00 p.m.  Nine 3-year-olds were entered, including multiple stakes winner One Mean […]