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Oaklawn Park Opens Friday; Canterbury Regulars Galore

Racing at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas begins this Friday afternoon. The winter/spring meet with huge purses and many of the best trainers from across the country should again provide not only exciting action but large betting pools. Oaklawn has extended its meet from the traditional mid-April end date up to May 4, Kentucky […]

Opening Day at Canterbury Park: A Rite Of Spring

Live horse racing at Canterbury Park in Minnesota.

By Noah Joseph It is that time of year again. It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for since September of last year. It’s opening day at Canterbury Park! After a long, cold winter filled with snow (which overstayed its welcome), it has all given way to a warm spring at Canterbury Park. The Shakopee […]

A Grand Opening

Joshua’s Journey was a great deal smoother Friday night than the one his trainer had last weekend. Smoother, easier, trouble-free. The four-year-old gelded son of Good Journey got a perfect ride from Patricia Trimble to win the first race of the 2012 racing season, going gate to wire with a trouble-free trip. So Trimble, who married […]

2012 Meet Begins With Optimism

There was a certain familiarity about the scent that wafted on the morning air throughout the stable area earlier this week. It was clearly, distinctly, matter-of-factly, the heady aroma of hope and change. Hope always accompanies a new season. But this was something more. Hope that at long last Canterbury Park may have found a […]

Pick 3 & Pick 4 Takeout Cut to 14%

Canterbury Park is introducing a wagering friendly 14% takeout for its Pick 3 and Pick 4 pools this summer. The reduction in takeout from 23% to 14% make these some of the lowest takeout rates in the country, and in my view players should absolutely be focusing on these wagers over the course of the […]

2012 Jockey Rumor Mill Begins

You know the live race meet is near when the Canterbury stable begins coming to life. Trainers are now sending in their advance teams to prepare barns for the imminent arrival of horses this week. Lay down the mats, hang the tubs, bed the stalls, sharpen the pitch forks. The main track will open for […]