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A Winning Gait Requires Harmony In The Gate

BY JIM WELLS Can you scoff at danger and inevitable injury, laugh off what happened twenty minutes earlier and focus on what’s about to take place? Can you forget about a throbbing leg kicked earlier in the day or an aching shoulder that acts up every time you lift an arm? Can you do all […]

Seabiscuit and 15 Minutes of Fame

BY JIM WELLS Remember Seabiscuit? If you’re a racing fan, you’ve surely read about the diminutive champion and the positive influence he had on Americans from coast to coast during the Great Depression. Or maybe you saw the movie! As Oscar Quiroz did…several times. He bought the DVD when it came out, for personal reasons […]

Darrin Hall Gets Things Off To A Good Start

By Rebecca Roush Darrin Hall is new to Canterbury Park as the starter this season, but is certainly not new to the horse racing industry. His job here is dispatching horses from the starting gate in an orderly fashion. After years of watching his father train horses, he began to ride and went on to […]