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Tiffany Leggett was exchanging texts with her father on June 30 while enjoying a boat cruise on Prior Lake with friends. It was the fifth-year anniversary of the riding accident that paralyzed him and ended his racing career. “He was having mixed feelings about the anniversary because he had just gotten a van with hand […]

Canterbury Park Hall of Fame to Add Four Members

The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Committee today announced the Class of 2015 inductees. The four newest members, who will be honored in a Sept. 5 ceremony, include former jockey Tad Leggett; Minneapolis Star Tribune sports reporter Rachel Blount; state veterinarian Dr. Richard Bowman; and thoroughbred Wally’s Choice. These inductees join a group of more […]

Goodwin Makes the Right Call

Nik Goodwin (pictured on Huckleberry Mojito) was making the rounds of the barns with his agent, Jesse Lomelli, a week or so before the meet got under way in May. They were trying to scare up business, but that immediate business was interrupted by a phone call. The Ed Ross Hardy barn was on the line […]

Bob Morehouse On Tap

Some of Canterbury’s top older horses return to the track this week for the 13th running of The Bob Morehouse Memorial Stakes, a 400-yard race for three-year-olds and up. Though it is an open event, preference goes to Minnesota-breds, and only one entry in the field hails from outside the state. Thursday, July 26th: The Bob […]

Quarter Horse Racing Set to Begin

Quarter Horse racing officially kicks off at Canterbury this weekend! Trials for the Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ and NCQHRA Derby will be held on Sunday, and Monday’s race card features the $15,000 Added Skip Zimmerman Memorial Stakes. Monday, May 28th: Skip Zimmerman Memorial Stakes, Race 9 Leading Trainer: Ed Ross Hardy, 4 wins Leading Jockey: Ry […]