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Scott Bethke – a 16-year-old Pro

Sixteen-year-old Scott Bethke, the youngest jockey at Canterbury, made his professional riding debut this spring at Fonner Park in Nebraska. “I have been riding at the Carlton County Fair in Barnum, Minn. since I was 10 and a few guys helped me there,” Scott said. From New Germany, Minn, Scott has grown up around horses […]

NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR THIS HORSE AND RIDER

BY JIM WELLS He was there the day the horse was foaled, watched him grow from a splay-legged newborn through his weanling stages into a growing, active playful yearling. And when the time came, he was ready and waiting, dedicated to breaking this son of Magic Cat. Then, on Friday night, 16-year-old Scott Bethke got […]

It Didn't Take Long

Scott Bethke, son of long-time Canterbury Park trainer Troy Bethke, began his career as a jockey Friday at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Neb. Scott turned 16 last week, received his jockey license, and was on the overnight shortly thereafter. It took only three mounts for Scott to get his first win. He rode favored […]