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Mr. Jagermeister Favored To Repeat in 10,000 Lakes Stakes

A pair of $50,000 Minnesota-bred stakes sprints will be run Saturday at Canterbury Park: the 10,000 Lakes and the Lady Slipper. While the number of horses entered is small, five in the 10,000 Lakes and six in the Lady Slipper, the quality runs high with several of the best state-breds competing. The buzz is all […]

Wet Day Can’t Spoil Triple Crown

BY JIM WELLS A frequent patron of the races stuck his head outside the front door early Saturday to encounter a heavy rain. “Well,” he responded, “Canterbury Park must have something big planned today.” There has been no better forecast of the weather this spring/summer than the schedule at the Shakopee racetrack. If a big […]

Horse Owners Gary and Brenda Bergsrud

Gary Bergsrud has been around horses his whole life. After watching his father train and run horses in Devils Lake, North Dakota, he knew he wanted to own horses one day. Bergsrud met his wife and partner Brenda (pictured above with jockey Santiago Gonzalez) at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Canada. He owned horses there and […]

Canterbury Fans Get Their Own Show

BY JIM WELLS There was a race on the undercard of the Preakness Stakes Saturday that featured an astounding runner named Mitole, the swiftest 3-year-old sprinter in the country, a colt with a dazzling turn of speed. Mitole put on a show for anyone watching, leaving an entire field of horses in his wake after […]