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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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Jockey Mike ‘Ziggy’ Ziegler Dies At Age 52

A visitation is scheduled for Friday in St. Paul, Minn., for jockey Mike Ziegler, who passed away Nov. 13. Affectionately known as “Ziggy” by family and friends, the Minnesota native began his racing career at Canterbury Park as a hot walker. He rode his first race two years later at Erie Downs in Pennsylvania. Ziegler […]

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Sunland Track Superintendent Jamison Adds Canterbury Park To His Circuit

Johnnie Jamison has been hired as track superintendent, Canterbury Park racing officials announced today. Jamison, currently track superintendent at Sunland Park in New Mexico, brings more than 40 years of experience to the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. He has held similar roles at multiple racetracks in Texas, New Mexico, and Indiana and served as track superintendent for Palm […]

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Escape Clause Puts Eight-Race Win Streak On The Line In Kathryn Crosby

The eight straight wins on the past performance sheet for Escape Clause would catch the eye of any handicapper. The abbreviations for the tracks of the 4-year-old Canadian-bred filly’s success, however, might tax the acumen of even veteran Southern California Daily Racing Form students. AsD – Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg, Manitoba, venue for victories in June, […]

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