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Canterbury Flavor In Prairie Meadows Stakes This Weekend

start of Northlands

The Prairie Meadows quarter horse meet closes this week with racing Thursday through Saturday. The Friday card features four stakes races and Saturday’s evening program has nine including the Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a $330,000 purse. Many of the stakes include horses that raced in Shakopee over the summer.  The Grade […]

Oscar Delgado Makes His Mark At Canterbury

Oscar Delgado

Oscar Delgado is Canterbury’s top quarter horse rider this season. He won the premier race, the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, aboard A Jordon Reed. Learn more about Oscar in this video.

EXTREME DAY A WILD, WOOLY, FEATHERY AFFAIR

LOTA JAMES - Dash in a Flash Stakes - Winningest Quarter Horse Rider in Canterbury Park History - Nik Goodwin - 07-15-17 - R02 - CBY - Finish

BY JIM WELLS It has been proposed once before and this additional suggestion is not based on settled science but on mounting evidence: Canterbury should consider running a 67-day meet featuring ostrich, zebra and camel racing each year, mixing in a thoroughbred/quarter horse day here and there. Evidence suggests that would reverse what is now […]

July 14 News and Notes

Mr. Jagermeister

Alex Canchari was very efficient on Thursday while riding just three of the eight thoroughbred races and winning with all three mounts. Canchari took advantage of the break that followed the long July 4 race week and traveled to Los Angeles for some R and R.  The broken right hand appears to have healed quickly […]

THE QUARTER HORSES HAVE THEIR DAY

A Jordon Reed

BY JIM WELLS The day was dedicated to the Qs, the quarterpounders,  or more appropriately and accurately, the quarter horses, those speedy sprinters on the racetrack who gobble up ground in the same fashion that Usain Bolt covers 100 yards. They are out of the blocks and rocketing toward the finish line in the blink […]

DELGADO LETS SUCCESS DO HIS TALKING

Oscar Delgado

  BY JIM WELLS The adrenaline was flowing and Oscar Delgado released it as he strode through the tunnel to the jockeys’ room after winning the first race on Saturday’s card. “That guy never stops talking and I should know because I talk a lot,” said a fellow rider. Yes, Delgado has never been accused […]