Ry Eikleberry – Jockey

Jockey Ry Eikleberry has been riding at Canterbury Park since 2006 and has claimed multiple titles along the way. Eikleberry has been leading rider of thoroughbreds in 2014, 2018 and 2020 and leading rider of quarter horses in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He made his way back to Canterbury Park with his wife Jilique, two […]

Patience and Right Trip Land Dame Plata In the Winners’ Circle

It was an old-fashioned throw down, a battle royal even, in what might have been a run of the mill allowance race on a lazy afternoon. Instead three of the best older Minnesota-bred horses in training met today in the third race under a hot summer sun. The race attracted a crowd along the walking […]

Star of the North Shines In Texas

Star of the North, a 3-year-old Minnesota bred filly, won the $75,000 Darby’s Daughter by a convincing 2 1/4 lengths at Sam Houston Race Park Saturday evening. The 5 1/2 furlong race, a division of the Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Texas Stallion Stakes, was restricted to 3-year-old fillies that are progeny of nominated Texas-based stallions. Star […]

2020 Canterbury Park Live Meet Preview from The Oracle

Opening day of the 2020 Canterbury Park live racing meet is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10!  That means it’s time to look back at the 2019 Canterbury Park live meet from a statistical standpoint and use that data to help us better predict the outcomes of the 2020 Canterbury Park races. Also, please note that the […]

2018 Leading Thoroughbred Jockey Ry Eikleberry

Ry Eikleberry won the 2018 thoroughbred jockey title at Canterbury Park, a feat he also accomplished in 2014. Last season he won 87 races from 441 mounts, a healthy 20 percent clip. His mounts earned $1.714 million in purses, the third highest in Canterbury history. Ry has returned to Shakopee with his eye on another […]

The Oracle Provides Insight

By The Oracle The 2019 live racing season is upon us!  Every year brings a unique excitement for the season to come, as horses arrive from all parts of the country.  The ever-challenging handicapping puzzle brings these horses together, and it’s up to us to predict what will happen once the gates open. Here’s a […]

Ry Eikleberry Approaches A Milestone

Jockey Ry Eikleberry‘s professional riding career began in 2005, at the age of 16, at Araphoe Park in suburban Denver. His first victory came that summer with his eighth mount on July 8 aboard Chopins Crescendo, trained by his father Kevin Eikleberry, who owned the gelding along with former NBA player and coach Dan Issel. […]

Canterbury Park Live Racing Season Concludes Friday and Saturday

Purses and handle reach record numbers Canterbury Park’s 2018 live racing season concludes with 13 races Friday and 14 on Saturday. In all, 318 horses have been entered for the final two days where more than $660,000 in purses will be awarded, bringing total purse disbursement during the 70-day season to record heights of more […]

Trainer, Owner Races Nip and Tuck

BY JIM WELLS The autumnal atmosphere that settled over Shakopee on Saturday hinted at a variety of things immediately ahead, none more pressing to the riders and horsemen than closing day. There are travel plans to be completed, respites to be taken and, for some, immediate hookups with trainers and agents where needed after the […]

22nd Annual Dog Days Handicapping Contest & more….

The 22nd annual Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament takes place this Saturday and Sunday. The event dates back to the 90s before handicapping contests were as popular as they have become today.  Dog Days is perhaps the first, but most certainly the longest running, live bankroll contest in the country. In the early years, […]