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HAS EVERYTHING GONE TO THE DOGS?

In an alternate universe, one yet beyond the probing telescopes of NASA, there is a wiener dog track at which thoroughbred races are sometimes featured. Fans turn out in droves to watch their favorite ponies on these novelty afternoons. Fantasy?  First hear this: Canterbury’s player development director Clair … [Read More...]

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RAKE’N IT IN ON FESTIVAL DAY

If you weren’t there, you missed what arguably was the best card of the summer, taking into account the hoopla, number of thrilling finishes for big money and general pulse rate of the participants. It was not unlike a family reunion, uniting as it did folks from the far reaches of the state … [Read More...]

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Annise’s Anecdotes – August 30

Food Truck Festival After one of the quietest Buck Nights of the summer and an equally uneventful Friday of racing, Saturday was rather lively thanks to the Food Truck Festival. Despite the rain, food fans, more than 6,200, flocked to sample a variety of tasty morsels. The assortment of … [Read More...]

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FESTIVAL DAY MAKES LASTING MEMORIES FOR SOME

Festival Day. It means different things to different people, has enduring memories for some, forgettable ones for others. Correctly put, it is the Minnesota Festival of Champions, a day on which Minnesota owners and breeders trot out their best to determine how they stand up to others bred … [Read More...]

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The Connections: Dance Dee A Door O

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EIKLEBERRY JOINS THE JET SET THIS WEEK

Want the definitive definition of what it is to be competitive, to give oneself heart and soul to the prospect of winning? Well, consider the following as a possibility: Ry Eikleberry is leading the jockey standings at Canterbury Park by two wins after Thursday’s card. A week ago, his … [Read More...]

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Saratoga Saturdays – Week 4

Well I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won – Carly Simon Last Saturday was Travers Day at Saratoga, the signature race for 3-year olds at the meet.  This year’s edition featured a trio of top runners in Bayern, Tonalist and Wicked Strong.  On paper, the race would go to … [Read More...]

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Catching Up with Shawn Coady

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Chalk Pub Talk with Lori Keith

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Johnny Love: From Pro Wrestling to the Sport of Kings

By: Annise Montplaisir   When it comes to horse racing, unpredictability is a given. Preparation, ability and chance play equal roles in the careers of racehorses, and are also aspects taken into consideration when betting. Johnny Love, handicapper for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, … [Read More...]

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Annise’s Anecdotes August 24

Denny Velazquez Injury An unfortunate occurrence in race 8 on Saturday evening resulted in injury for jockey Denny Velazquez. The 20-year-old rider spent the night at Hennepin County Medical Center for observation. According to his agent, Charles Davis Jr., Velazquez may have damage to his … [Read More...]

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