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Nearly 50 Minnesota-Bred Yearlings To Be Featured In Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale

The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association will host its annual MTA Yearling Sale on Sunday, Sept. 8 beginning at 5 p.m. Central at Canterbury Park’s Expo Center in Shakopee, Minn. The 50 yearlings will be stalled in the receiving barn at Canterbury Park, beginning Saturday, Sept. 7. The previews will be held in the receiving barn from […]

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Four Stakes Wins Net Orlando Mojica Jockey Of The Week Title

With more stakes wins than any other North American jockey, Orlando Mojica was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 5-11, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Joe Scurto To Lead Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project

Veteran racing industry executive and former Deputy Director of Minnesota Racing Commission, Joe Scurto, has been selected to head the newly created Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project. In his role as Executive Director, Scurto will be leading the new initiative which was announced earlier by Canterbury Park and the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (MNHBPA) […]

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Canterbury Park, Horsemen Develop Project To Encourage Racehorse Ownership

Officials of Canterbury Park and Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, which represents owners and trainers at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, have united to provide funding to develop a comprehensive approach to encourage Thoroughbred horse ownership, both during and after the racing career. This first-of-its-kind industry initiative will address a problem that faces horse racing […]

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Minnesota Racing Commission Appoints Three Stewards To Canterbury Park

The Minnesota Racing Commission has appointed David Hooper, David Smith and Stanley Bowker to the Canterbury Park Board of Stewards for its 2019 race meet. The appointments were made at the commission’s February meeting. Hooper, one of last year’s Pete Pedersen award recipients for dedicated service and special contributions to the horse racing industry, has been involved […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Regulatory Fairness Left At Starting Gate In Minnesota

In her written decision recommending dismissal of any sanctions against the owner and trainer of a horse testing positive for minuscule levels of methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said New Jersey Racing Commission steward Stephen Pagano testified in the case that he had never heard of a meth […]

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Canterbury Announces Enhanced Starter Incentives, Launches Shipping Loan Program

Preparation for the 25th season of horse racing at Canterbury Park, which begins May 3, is well underway. Officials recently announced enhanced incentives to lure trainers and owners with race-ready Thoroughbreds to the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack by offering programs that will reward those that arrive and start horses early in the meet, pay more purse […]

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Gorajec: Minnesota Racing Commission Has Some Explaining To Do

Trainer Judd Becker recently received a 90-day suspension after Bushrod tested positive for cardarine following a victory in the $100,000 Mystic Lake Turf Express Stakes Aug. 25 at Canterbury Park in Minnesota. Writing in his InsideRacing Regs blog, former longtime regulator Joe Gorajec wonders why the trainer got such a light penalty for what he […]

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Crawford Named New Director Of Racing, Racing Secretary At Canterbury

Matt Crawford has been hired by Canterbury Park and will oversee the Shakopee, Minn. horse track’s Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing program as its Director of Racing and Racing Secretary. Crawford, who will begin his Canterbury duties this April, is currently Manager of Racing Operations and Racing Secretary for Penn Gaming at Zia Park in […]

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Canterbury Park’s 2019 Racing Schedule Approved By Minnesota Racing Commission

Canterbury Park’s 2019 thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet, as approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission, will include 66 race dates, commencing May 3, the Friday before Kentucky Derby, and running through Sept. 14. The upcoming meet will be the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s 25th season of live racing since reopening as Canterbury Park. The […]

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