Shakopee Juvenile winner Sassy Seneca returns Saturday in Oaklawn stake

Sassy Seneca won the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile on closing day of the 2019 Canterbury Park meet, her second win in as many starts.  The 3-year-old filly owned by Novogratz Racing Stables Inc. has been training well for Mac Robertson, working a bullet six furlongs at Oaklawn Park on Feb. 9. Robertson entered Sassy Seneca along […]

Amy’s Challenge Earns 92 Beyer Speed Figure and other news

Amy's Challenge

Yesterday’s Shakopee Juvenile on the final day of the meet should be enough to satisfy the desires of local racing fans as they wait for spring and the start of the 2018 meet. What was hyped both here and nationally as the race of the Canterbury season, the $80,000 six furlong sprint featuring some of […]

RACE OF THE YEAR CLOSES THE SEASON

Amy's Challenge with Jareth Loveberry aboard

BY JIM WELLS Considering Minnesota’s place in the horse racing universe, it truly doesn’t get any better than this, a race with this much talent on closing day, featuring not only three locally stabled speedsters but one of them a Minnesota-bred to boot. And 2-year-olds at that. For sheer star power, the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile […]

Dorsett in Del Mar Derby

Dorsett, winner of the 2013 Mystic Lake Derby, is 6-1 in the second division of the Grade II Del Mar Derby to be held today at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in California. Trained by Michael Stidham and owned by Terry Hamilton, Dorsett, 6-1 on the morning line, will be ridden by perennial top California rider […]

A Little Less Suspense

She took one look over her shoulder, gave her mount a stout reminder with the stick and cruised home, much the best in the biggest race of the season, the history of Canterbury Park for that matter. Everything unfolded much as it did last season, with one major exception. “No inquiry,” said the woman of […]

Chairman Heads Juvenile

There are two distinguishable features about this precocious two-year-old – his name and his physical appearance. He is stout, muscular and powerful looking. He is Chairman Crooks; and If that sounds familiar, it should. The horse was named for the late Stanley Crooks who died last August, the chairman of the 420-member Mdewakanton Sioux Community and […]

2013 Derby Day Nears

Occasionally she’ll think about the race and the biggest win of her career, the stuff of warm feelings and pleasant thoughts, except for that interminable wait. “It was intense, wasn’t it though,” says Lori Keith. The subject at hand, of course, is the inaugural Mystic Lake Derby first held in 2012 and Keith’s controversial win […]

Mystic Lake Mile Preview

Part of the ongoing story of any racetrack are its historic races, often named in commemoration of founding fathers, famous horses or grand contributors to the game. Many of those races have storied pasts and memorable results. Such is the legacy of the $100,000 Lady Canterbury, first run in 1986 and twice later as a […]