Bowman

AN OLD FASHIONED SORT OF VETERINARIAN

He is remindful of the way medicine was once practiced, when house calls were a way of life, when the practitioners of the science had a neighborly bedside manner and enjoyed visiting as much as doctoring. Above all, when the care and treatment of the patient went beyond the dictates of the bottom line and the corporate … [Read More...]

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Can a Three-Year-Old Win The MN Classic?

It is expected that Minnesota Derby winner Hold for More, undefeated in four starts this year and six for seven overall, will tomorrow be entered by trainer Francisco Bravo to run in Sunday’s Wally’s Choice Minnesota Classic Championship. It has been common practice for 3-year-olds to skip … [Read More...]

Rachel HOF

TELLING THEIR STORY IS TELLING PART OF HER OWN

She experiences it each spring while moving through the barns recently filled with arrivals for the upcoming meet, while she talks with trainers, grooms and anyone else attached to a particular stable. Their stories are often a little piece of her story, a tale born in youth, nurtured in … [Read More...]

Tad Leggett and One Rare Bug

LEGGETT JOINS CANTERBURY’S ELITE RIDERS

Tiffany Leggett was exchanging texts with her father on June 30 while enjoying a boat cruise on Prior Lake with friends. It was the fifth-year anniversary of the riding accident that paralyzed him and ended his racing career. “He was having mixed feelings about the anniversary because he had … [Read More...]

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Canterbury Park Hall of Fame to Add Four Members

The Canterbury Park Hall of Fame Committee today announced the Class of 2015 inductees. The four newest members, who will be honored in a Sept. 5 ceremony, include former jockey Tad Leggett; Minneapolis Star Tribune sports reporter Rachel Blount; state veterinarian Dr. Richard Bowman; and … [Read More...]

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A COLORFUL, UNEXPECTED DERBY FINISH

BY JIM WELLS The pageantry, colors and festive nature of the Mystic Lake Derby, replete with more and more aspects of American Indian Culture, have made this day the piece de resistance of the summer racing season in Shakopee. The Derby is the race of the season because of Mystic Lake’s … [Read More...]

stephanie herb

Training Horses is her Heart’s Desire

BY JIM WELLS   She has been warned repeatedly that horse racing is a tough business, that it’s a man’s world and no place for a young woman, especially one who, it so happens, is a mere 5-foot-1 and 100 pounds. Training horses is a demanding occupation, relentless, hard and … [Read More...]

Katelin Willey

THIS WINNING THING IS SOMETIMES ALL WET

  Katelin Willey could not suppress the grin that was spreading across her face Friday night so she did the next best thing. She covered her mouth with a hand for an instant, hoping the joy might subside, at least momentarily. It did not. That’s the way it is for someone like … [Read More...]

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At the Track with Kendall Mark

Kendall visits with Canterbury Park Hall of Fame jockey Scott Stevens who recently returned to Shakopee. … [Read More...]

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INDIAN COLORS, CULTURAL PAGEANTRY RETURN

BY JIM WELLS They came from Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota and even northern Minnesota Thursday night _ the Crow, the Lakota, Ojibwe, the Blackfeet and the Shoban. Indian relay racing, Canterbury’s summer spectacle, returned for a third consecutive year bearing the colors, … [Read More...]

Geovanni Franco CBY 2015

Geovanni Franco

By Kristin Bechthold If you’ve ever heard a short clip of music and improvised dialogue referencing the 1972 movie “The Godfather” playing after a race, you will know that jockey Geovanni Franco has won. To settle any confusion, the story goes like this: though originally from Mexico, … [Read More...]

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