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Made In Minnesota Night: Canterbury’s Saturday Card Features Minnesota Derby, Oaks

Canterbury Park’s Made in Minnesota night on Saturday features the $100,000 Minnesota Derby and the $100,000 Minnesota Oaks. The one mile and 70 yard main-track derby pushes 3-year-old colts and geldings toward a large purse at a route distance many have yet to try. Love the Nest is second choice on the morning line at […]

Trainer Robertson Tallies 1,000th Canterbury Park Win

Trainer Mac Robertson became the first trainer in Canterbury Park and Canterbury Downs history to win 1,000 races at the Shakopee, Minnesota. racetrack when Magic Glass won the first race Saturday evening. Robertson has won the Canterbury training title in 14 of the past 17 seasons. In 3,824 Canterbury starts his trainees have earned more […]

Canterbury Park Begins Second Half Of Racing Season With Encouraging Numbers

Horse racing resumes Wednesday at Canterbury Park following a nine-day break that allowed for Twin Cities Summer Jam, a three-day music festival that attracted more than 30,000 fans, to be held in the racetrack infield. Prior to the break, 35 of the 65 race dates at the Shakopee, Minn., track had been conducted. Entries for […]

Doctor Oscar Shines In Stakes Record Performance On Hall Of Fame Night At Canterbury Park

Doctor Oscar led at every call in the $60,000 Victor S. Myers Stakes on Saturday at Canterbury Park and held off a late charge by favorite Love the Nest to win by one length in the stakes record time of 1:08.60 for six furlongs. The Victor S. Myers was one of four stakes for Minnesota-breds […]

Trainer Michael Biehler Among Newest Inductees To Canterbury Park Hall Of Fame

The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame’s newest inductees were announced Monday. The Class of 2022 includes Thoroughbred trainer Michael Biehler, Quarter Horse husband and wife training team Jason and Amber Olmstead, and Cort Holten who represented the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association at the state capitol for more than three decades. These inductees join […]

Alonso Quinonez Gets 1,000th Career Win Aboard Magic Castle At Canterbury Park

Jockey Alonso Quinonez recorded his 1,000th career victory when Magic Castle won the seventh race on Saturday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. Quinonez began his racing career at Louisiana Downs in 2006 and won his first race at Churchill Downs in November of that year. “When I won my first race I remember it […]

Canterbury Park Sets New Single-Day Handle Record With Northern Stars Turf Festival

Stitched won the $150,000 Mystic Lake Derby Wednesday night at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.,with jockey Florent Geroux aboard. The 3-year-old is trained by Gregory Foley and is owned by Nathan McCauley, Michael W. Olszewski and William J. Minton. Stitched pressed the pace throughout the one-mile turf race before taking the lead in mid-stretch. As […]

Five Stakes, Full Fields Highlight Canterbury Park’s Mystic Lake Northern Stars Turf Festival Card

The Mystic Lake Derby headlines the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Turf Festival Wednesday at Canterbury Park. Eleven 3-year-olds have been entered for the one-mile turf race that offers a $150,000 purse, the richest of the Canterbury season. On the 10-race card are four additional turf stakes, all with purses of $100,000 and field sizes of […]

Full Circle: Alex Canchari Records 1,000th Winner At Canterbury Park

Jockey Alex Canchari led gate to wire aboard Plane Talk dominating Wednesday’s $50,000 Honor the Hero Stakes at Canterbury Park by 6 1/2 lengths in 56.49 seconds for five furlongs. “He’s a fast horse and I was just a passenger on him today,” Canchari said. The victory was the 999th for the jockey who grew […]