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Strangis Racing’s Man For All Seasons

Ralph Strangis generally operated behind the scenes, as an attorney, businessman, racing commissioner, horse owner or fan, yet when he died last August he left a mark on just about any enterprise he had undertaken. He was valued and respected for his expertise in a variety of endeavors, and it became apparent upon his death […]

Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announced

The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Committee today announced the Class of 2019 inductees. The newest members, who will be honored in an August 31 ceremony at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, include thoroughbred trainer Francisco Bravo; the late Ralph Strangis who served as Minnesota Racing Commission Chairman; and thoroughbred owners and breeders Joni and Barry […]

Strangis Operated At Racing’s Helm

By Jim Wells Ralph Strangis typically impressed newly-made acquaintances the same way:  ” What a nice guy,” they would say. As they got to know him, those impressions expanded: “Never met anyone like him, so gracious, understanding and knowledgeable.” Those who really knew him understood even more: “So smart, what a businessman, what a head […]