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Lothenbach Named TOBA October Member of the Month reported yesterday that racehorse owner Robert Lothenbach of Eden Prairie, Minn. was named Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association October Member of the Month. Reporter Carly Silver offered a detailed history of the owner and breeder including Lothenbach’s recent success with Grade 1 winner and likely Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint entrant Bell’s the […]


Giant Payday

BY JIM WELLS The $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby is the crown jewel of the racing season at Canterbury Park, an annual race for 3-year-olds that creates a certain type of anticipation and excitement. Wet, chilly weather threatened to dampen much of that anticipation when it moved into the area late this week. Yet, as if […]


BY JIM WELLS The pageantry, colors and festive nature of the Mystic Lake Derby, replete with more and more aspects of American Indian Culture, have made this day the piece de resistance of the summer racing season in Shakopee. The Derby is the race of the season because of Mystic Lake’s financial involvement, and the […]

Moe Man Takes Bullit

Quite appropriate. Very fitting. The trainer of a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner saddles the winning horse in a $35,000 overnight stake named for John Bullit, Canterbury Downs champion claimer in 1986, a horse ridden by Mike Smith, Julie Krone, Chris Antley, Scott Stevens and Dean Kutz among others. Ian Wilkes, who conditioned 2012 Classic winner Fort […]