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BY JIM WELLS Opening night at Canterbury Park Friday gave a crowd of 7,569 a chance to sharpen their handicapping skills and flex a few wagering muscles as a warmup to the Kentucky Derby. By the time they filed out of the parking lots, former Canterbury riding champ Ry Eikleberry had left an early impression […]

A New Era Begins

Spring training, the first day of school, a new job, a fresh romance… they all come with questions, uncertainties and of course that nagging intestinal disorder known as butterflies. Maybe the easiest and most succinct way to describe it is “anticipation.” Pick your definition or description. No big deal. Nothing quite matches the feeling associated […]

Quality Racing on Opening Night

Entries have been posted for Opening Night and entries for Preakness Day are just around the corner! Opening Night drew some competitive affairs as 77 horses entered the 9 races for an average field size of just over 8.5 starters per race. Perhaps more impressive is the quality of the Opening Night card. The final […]