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Street Sense Colts Tops Minnesota Yearling Sale For $82,000

The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale concluded a steady renewal on Sept. 8, led by an $82,000 colt by Street Sense. A total of 44 yearlings changed hands during the auction for revenues of $548,000, up 31 percent from last year when 33 horses sold for $416,900. The average sale price fell one percent to […]

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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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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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New Minnesota ADW Law To Boost Business At Canterbury

The Minnesota horse racing industry received a significant boost from the state legislature and governor this session when legislation was passed and signed into law authorizing the licensing and oversight of advance deposit wagering providers in the state. Advance deposit wagering, also known as “ADW” or “account wagering,” is a widely used form of wagering […]

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Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Elects New Directors

The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association elected officers for 2015 at a recent meeting of the organization’s Board of Directors. Returning as President for a third consecutive term is Jay Dailey, Mankato, MN.  Mary Green, Eden Prairie, MN, was re-elected Vice-President, while Mary Malkerson, Shakopee, MN, and Scott Rake, Elko, MN, were re-elected as Secretary and Treasurer, […]

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Minnesota’s Festival of Champions Day to Help Benefit Family Recovering From Tornado

The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association (MTA) will celebrate the Minnesota Festival of Champions on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Canterbury Park. The event is dedicated to saluting the Minnesota breeders, owners, and equine athletes that are the foundation of the sport in the state of Minnesota. During the Festival of Champions, the MTA will hold a fundraiser […]

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Minnesota Racing Names Its 2013 Champions

On Friday night, the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association hosted their annual awards dinner to honor their champions of the previous year. There were several repeat champions, including Badge of Glory, who took home the three year-old filly championship after being honored as best two year-old filly in 2012. Top breeders for the second year in a row […]

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Dailey tapped to head Minnesota Thoroughbred Association

At the first meeting of the New Year, the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association’s Board of Directors elected the organization’s officers for 2013. After a tenure that included oversight of the MTA’s involvement in the historic Canterbury Park-Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, oral surgeon and owner/breeder Scott Rake of Elko stepped down as President, leaving office after a […]

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Minnesota breeders welcome deal between racetrack, tribe

Minnesota’s racing industry, like many across the country, has struggled for years just to stay afloat. Many breeders, fed up with plummeting sale prices and rising expenses, have cut their losses, either cutting back on some of their stock or getting out of the business completely. Some unexpected good news arrived recently, as longtime adversaries […]

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