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Scott Stevens – Canterbury Hall of Famer

Scott Stevens is a Canterbury Park Hall of Fame jockey who rode 6,570 thoroughbred races in Shakopee, winning 999. His career included both the Canterbury Downs and Canterbury Park years. Stevens retired from race riding in 2021 and recently took a new occupation – Jockey Agent. Find out more in this interview with Paul Allen.

Fountain of Youth Saturday as R2K Handicapping Contest Continues

Fountain of Youth Line Up for 2020

Week seven of the free-to-enter Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest continues Saturday in the Canterbury Racebook.  The feature track is Gulfstream Park. Those hoping to enter the contest should note the 10:30 a.m. start time and contest entry deadline. Post times at Gulfstream can be a moving target and this extra-early start is no exception. […]

Stevens to Get Woolf Award

BY JIM WELLS The text messages poured in from tracks around the nation, from riders, trainers and friends, congratulating him on an award given to a single jockey in the country, once in a lifetime, each year. Scott Stevens, a Hall of Fame rider at Canterbury Park and in Idaho, will receive the 2019 George […]

Nolan Cheers On Vikes In Opener

BY JIM WELLS Sunday arrived with an immediate question _  which jersey for the  Minnesota Vikings season opener: Brad Johnson, Jared Allen or Adrian Peterson ? As it turned out, No. 14, the Johnson pullover, seemed right. The choice of ball cap was simple, ….plain, with the Vikings logo on the front. Paul Nolan, former […]

Stevens Returns To Canterbury Park

BY JIM WELLS Racing fans exasperated by the weather this summer might benefit from a chat with Canterbury Park Hall of Fame rider Scott Stevens. Stevens had mounts Saturday and Sunday at Arapaho Park in Colorado  and planned to point his motor home eastward on Sunday night. The three-time riding champion at Canterbury Park will […]

Belmont’s Size Makes It A Rider’s Race

BY JIM WELLS It is one-of-a-kind, the only racetrack in the United States with such vast dimensions, awe-inspiring if not intimidating to anyone who has not dealt with its sweeping turns and long straightaways. Its forbidding size can swallow a horse and rider whole if he’s not prepared, doesn’t calculate its differences and transfer them […]

Turf Paradise Meet Begins Saturday; Canterbury Horses Prominent

Turf Paradise

Turf Paradise begins a 132-day meet Saturday with a nine race program where 93 horses have been entered, no fewer than 20 last raced at Canterbury Park. This will be the 62nd season at the Phoenix-area racetrack. Trainer Robertino Diodoro, who has won the trainer title the past four seasons, has 11 horses entered Saturday, […]


ROCKIN THE BLEU'S - Bella Notte Minnesota Distaff Sprint Championship - 09-06-15 - R05 - CBY - 002

BY JIM WELLS What does a Hall of Fame breeder do when he wants the best available to ride his horse? He calls a Hall of Fame rider. Jeff Hilger picked up his phone a couple of weeks ago and contacted Scott Stevens, hoping the veteran rider was available for Sunday’s Festival of Champions. Hilger, […]

Santa Anita Announces 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award Finalists

Canterbury Hall of Fame rider Scott Stevens one of five finalists (Santa Anita press release) ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2016)-Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the 2017 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide. Veteran jockeys Kerwin Clark, Stewart […]