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Canterbury Park Announces Revised Stakes Schedule, Purse Structure Decrease

After last week submitting for approval to the Minnesota Racing Commission a revised 52-day race meet schedule beginning June 10, Canterbury Park officials today announced an estimated $10 million purse structure and stakes schedule. Daily purse distribution will average nearly $200,000 per race day and the stakes schedule has been reduced to a total distribution […]

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Canterbury Park To Open Stable Area On May 8

Canterbury Park officials with the support of the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the organization representing racehorse owners and trainers, have announced that the horse stabling area will open in a limited capacity on Friday, May 8 to accept horses from racetracks and other facilities around the country that will close in the coming […]

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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’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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Robert Junk Will Return To Canterbury Park As Director Of Racing And Racing Secretary

Canterbury Park racing officials today announced that Robert Junk will return to the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack as Director of Racing and Racing Secretary, a position he held previously from 2016 through 2018 before leaving for a similar job at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. Because Turf Paradise conducts racing during a timeframe that Canterbury is not […]

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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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Minnesota Foal Euthanized, Diagnosed With Highly Contagious EHM

A quarantine is in place at a Clay County, Minn. facility after post-mortem tests confirmed a 6-week-old Quarter Horse foal was positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), reports the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. A veterinarian who examined the foal prior to euthanasia noted that he had a hanging lower lip, was stumbling and once […]

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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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