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Why The Name?

Captain Steve, Fireman Oscar, Lakeville, Boozin At Bozos. Racehorse names are derived in many ways. Often times an owner names a horse for a friend or relative, a location, or even an experience. Owner and breeder Tony Didier has named many over the years and several achieved great success. When he visits, which is often […]

Canterbury Stalwart Bruce Riecken

By Katie Merritt Trainer Bruce Riecken grew up in Nebraska where he began his career training race horses, but he’s been bringing his string here to Canterbury Park since Ak-Sar-Ben Racecourse in Nebraska closed in 1995. Both Bruce’s father and his uncle were trainers, so Bruce grew up going to the track and learning the […]

Tony Didier Has Had Some Runners


By Katie Merritt Owner Anthony Didier, a Nebraska native, has been a fan of horse racing his whole life. He grew up in Davidson, Nebraska, about 30 miles from Columbus and 70 miles from Omaha, so he frequented the racetracks there as often as he could. He saved up money for years, and in 1989, […]