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A Win For A Minnesota Horse, Sports Fans

By Jim Wells Call it a flicker of hope, a spark in the ash of the campfire, a glimmer of light in a sea of darkness. Minnesotans were given a reason to raise their heads and applaud again on Sunday. At a sporting event. Just like that, the doubting Thomases of sportsdom stood and feted […]

Stacy Charette-Hill

By Kristin Bechthold It is certainly not a stretch to assume that Stacy Charette-Hill has always been “horse-crazy.” From the time she could walk, her love of horses was evident. Her childhood was spent working on her father’s dairy farm and riding her horse after doing her chores. Her start in the horse industry began […]

Send Me This Wagon Wins $28,825 Canterbury Distaff Bonus Challenge

Send Me This Wagon survived a less-than-perfect trip to win the $28,825 Canterbury Distaff Bonus Challenge by a neck Sunday at Canterbury Park. The 4-year-old filly set the track record last year by covering 400 yards in 19.583 seconds. On Sunday she finished the same distance in 20.216 seconds. The prohibitive favorite, ridden by Jorge […]

Sooner Country Babe wins Distaff Bonus Challenge

Sooner Country Babe won the $26,759 Canterbury Distaff Bonus Challenge by a head over Cute Ivory Girl Sunday at Canterbury Park. Jockey Jorge Torres was aboard the 4-year-old quarter horse filly for owner David F. Rath of Renfrew, Pa. and trainer Stacy Charette-Hill.  Sooner Country Babe, the wagering favorite, returned $5.00 to win. Xoom finished […]

Catching Up with Stacy Charette-Hill

Quarter Horse Trainer Stacy Charette-Hill talks about her career in horse racing. [youtube]

Charette-Hill qualifies eight for the Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby

Trainer Stacy Charette-Hill saddled 12 horses today at Canterbury Park in the three trial races for the $52,775 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby. Eight of the 12 ran fast enough to qualify for the July 6 final, including top qualifier Send Me This Wagon who covered 400 yards in 19.872 seconds. The six fastest 3-year-olds […]


So how could you ask for a better Father’s Day _ sunshine, steady breezes to dry the track and surrounding area and, for the ladies and his fans, none other than Toby Keith.             On top of all that, a crowd in excess of 13,000 people.             Keith, you might recall, has had Country-Western hits […]

Canterbury Connections – October 18-19

Friday, October 18: Canterbury Connections Hawthorne – Race 8 – Princess Dinah – We only saw one race out of this filly in Minnesota, but her first career start was a doozy for Clay Brinson. She beat a highly-regarded (and heavily bet) Mac Robertson firster named Where’s Alayna after breaking slowly from her rail draw. […]

Dorsett to Tackle Hawthorne Derby

The first set of Canterbury Connections was a complete bust, We were seeking prices and found overmatched horses. More combatants are taking to other racetracks now that the season’s been done for a few weeks, so we’ll try again. Many Canterbury horses are showing up in the entries at Hawthorne, and even though I only […]

2013 Meet Closes with Significant Increases

Canterbury Park’s 69-day racing season, the longest since 2006, concluded on September 14 with gains in average handle and attendance. Off-track wagering, dollars bet on Canterbury races at other tracks and through internet sites, increased by 46.7 percent while average daily on-track wagering was up 4.8 percent. Average daily attendance was 6,656, a Canterbury Park […]