Musings on a sunny, albeit somewhat close, afternoon, ideal for watching the horses emerge from the paddock, follow the lead ponies as they parade past the grandstand, gradually make their ways to the gate and then either delight or disappoint the patrons who backed them:
Anyone … [Read More...]
Patrons knew there was something different awaiting them on their way through the main gate Friday night, situated as they were on one side by a 50-foot high inflated zombie figure.
For those who hadn’t paid attention or are not frequenters of racing, the giant zombie surely raised a … [Read More...]
By Kristin Bechthold
Mac Robertson has been a prominent trainer at Canterbury Park since 2005, having been the champion leading trainer for nine consecutive years, from 2005 to 2013. He is currently on the leader board for the leading trainer of the 2015 meet.
Robertson grew up in the … [Read More...]
Hold for More won the $55,000 MTA Stallion Auction Stakes by 7 1/4 lengths Sunday at Canterbury Park. The prohibitive favorite in a field of seven, Hold for More sat just off the pace in the early going of the 6 1/2 furlong sprint under leading jockey Dean Butler. On the turn the duo shot to … [Read More...]
There was something for everyone during Extreme Day Saturday:
Short races for anyone in similar financial straits, a race run simultaneously on the turf and the dirt for those who watch a couple of NFL games on side-by-side television sets, camel races for those trying to surmount a hump of … [Read More...]
BY JIM WELLS
When Dougie Huntington retired as a barber in 1985, he began working on his bucket list _ training horses, typically not more than a couple at a time, but at least on one occasion a stable of 20 or more.
Huntington never gave up cutting hair altogether. He … [Read More...]
By Kristin Bechthold
Chris Fackler is relatively new to Canterbury Park, having begun in 2013. As a young rider, he has only been racing for six years, starting in 2007. He earned his first win on a horse named Rahy Royal in July 2007 at Lincoln Race Course in Nebraska. He has also raced in … [Read More...]
Hey now, you’re an All-Star – Smash Mouth
We have reached the halfway point of the 2015 Canterbury Park live racing season. With two months of live racing still ahead of us, here is a look inside-the-numbers at what has transpired on the race track so far in 2015. The following … [Read More...]