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Steve and Dorothy Erban – 2021 Canterbury Park hall of Fame

Horse racing has brought Steve Erban many rewards since 1972, when he promoted two weekends of racing at the Anoka County Fairgrounds in his first foray into the industry. The greatest came 34 years ago in Hot Springs, Ark., when he was a horse trainer new to town. His friend Terry Wallace, race caller at […]

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 […]

The New Deal Brings Optimism

Many horsemen are convinced that the deal between Canterbury Park and Mystic Lake announced this week will turn out better than the casino gaming chased for so long by Minnesota’s only racetrack for thoroughbreds and quarter horses. The agreement will pump $75 million into Canterbury’s purse fund over the next 10 years, a deal with […]