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Canterbury Planning Modifications To 2020 Live Race Meet

Canterbury Park racing officials along with the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, the organization which represents owners, trainers and jockeys working at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, are continuing to formulate plans for a 2020 live racing season with a modified schedule. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race meet was to begin May 15 […]

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Canterbury Furloughs 850 Employees Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, (NASDAQ: CPHC) (“Canterbury Park” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company is taking additional action to help mitigate the financial impact resulting from the suspension of operations at Canterbury Park since March 16, 2020 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Given the uncertainty on the duration of Canterbury Park’s […]

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Steve May Named Executive Director Of Minnesota Racing Commission

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced the appointment of Steve May of Georgetown, Ky., as the next executive director of the Minnesota Racing Commission. May will assume his new duties in late April, succeeding Tom DiPasquale, who retired in February after serving as director since 2013. May is the Director of Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Compliance […]

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‘Don’t Think I’ve Ever Been This Stressed’: Trainers Already Hanging By A Thread

Although most of the country is only a few weeks into closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the racing industry is already hurting badly, according to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Officials and horsemen at Canterbury Park, which is scheduled to begin its meet mid-May, have watched the turn of events at other […]

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At 59, Jockey Scott Stevens Collects Career Victory Number 5,000

Jockey Scott Stevens rode his first winner when he was 15 years old. That was in 1976. Monday, in the fourth race at Turf Paradise, Stevens came home a winner for the 5000th time. Stevens was aboard 1-2 race favorite Royal Privacy, a 7-year-old gelding who drew off in the five-furlong claiming race to win […]

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Trainer Jamie Ness Celebrates 3,000th Career Winner At Parx

When Late Breaking News came home a clear-cut winner in the sixth race Tuesday afternoon at Parx, trainer Jamie Ness celebrated the 3,000th win on his career. A native of Heron, South Dakota, Ness took a job in the media relations office at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota after graduating from South Dakota University. Taking […]

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Canterbury’s First 2020 Condition Book Now Online; Every Starter Guaranteed Minimum $250

The first condition book for the upcoming Canterbury Park live meet is now online, along with other important information for trainers and owners including the stall application due by March 27. The 65-day meet at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack begins May 15 and runs through Sept. 12. Purses are anticipated to exceed $14 million, at […]

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Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project Teams With Canterbury Park To Launch New Racing Club For 2020

The first racetrack in North America to create a racing club for Thoroughbred racing fans, Canterbury Park has now teamed up with the Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project (MNREP) to introduce a new version of their successful club platform for 2020. The new club will not only offer horse lovers the opportunity to experience the pleasure, […]

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Merango Tango ‘Always Wanted To Be A Racehorse,’ Wins At Tampa After Five-Year Layoff

Five years can seem like an eternity in horse racing. But when owner-trainer Tim Padilla traveled to Purcell, Okla., early this year to pick up former stable star Merango Tango, it seemed like 2014 all over again, and he devised a plan to get him back to the races. The 8-year-old gelding brought the heartfelt […]

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