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The first Saturday in May is always officially the first day of spring. It arrives and departs with the precise rhythm of the rising and setting sun. Yet it is not the day itself but what unfolds that is significant: The running of the roses, the Kentucky Derby, a day steeped in the tradition of the ages, 141 years of … [Read More...]

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Twin Spires

A Local Take on the Big Race(s)

by Angela Hermann Derby weekend features variety in more ways than one – Types of wager, types of races, and of course the most fun part: Difference of opinion.  While we can all agree that this is one of the deepest crops of three year old colts in recent times, deciphering which one is in … [Read More...]

American Pharoah by Coady Photography

Can Baffert Be Beat in Kentucky Derby 2015?

By @MizPostParade On Saturday, the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will take place, and this handicapper agrees with the masses.  There are two horses that have legitimate shots to win the Kentucky Derby and there are reasons to jump on the bandwagon for both of them.  One thing is … [Read More...]

rodney dangerfield

The Road to Kentucky Week 15 Recap

“I went to a freak show and they let me in for nothing.” – Rodney Dangerfield We reached the penultimate week in the Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest as Churchill Downs began its spring meet with a twilight card.  With the Kentucky Derby looming just days away, this contest card had a … [Read More...]

Canterbury Park

Stable Area Open. Training To Begin Friday.

The Canterbury Park stable area opened Monday. Horses and humans are slowly drifting in from across the country. The head count is nearing 100 with 1,600 equine athletes expected to spend the summer here. New track superintendent George Moncrief arrived last week and has the main track prepared … [Read More...]

snake eyes

The Road to Kentucky Week 14 Recap

“That’s the way that lady luck dances.  Roll the bones."– Lyric from the song “Roll the Bones” by Rush Last week the Road to Kentucky contest track returned to Keeneland for a 10-race card.  Conspicuously absent from the contest slate was a Kentucky Derby prep race.  Those are now in the … [Read More...]

Randy Sampson and Scott Stevens

Stevens, Eikleberry, will be MIA at Canterbury

    Two of Canterbury Park's most prominent riders will not be part of the jockey colony in Shakopee for the upcoming meet. Hall of Fame rider Scott Stevens and defending riding champion Ry Eikleberry have made other plans and will not be part of the established … [Read More...]

shared belief

Shared Belief – Charles Town Classic – Saturday

The Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest continues Saturday with Keeneland’s 10-race program. While there is no Kentucky Derby prep race this weekend, that won’t stop Canterbury from giving away $1,350 in prize money to the top players in this free-to-enter contest. Post time at Keeneland is … [Read More...]

pocket aces

The Road to Kentucky Week 13 Recap

“You can’t deal me the aces and think I wouldn’t play.” – Lyric from the song “Aces” by country singer Suzy Bogguss Last week’s Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest showcased arguably the strongest performance of the spring by a Kentucky Derby contender, as American Pharaoh stepped away … [Read More...]


 Closing in on Kentucky

By @MizPostParade Playing it Cool in the Coolmore Keeneland hosts the Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington on Saturday with Kentucky Derby points up for grabs.  A gate full of relatively less-talked about contenders will try to secure a spot on the first Saturday in May.  For me, this is that kind … [Read More...]


The Road to Kentucky Week 12 Recap

“Frosted no flake today.” – Twitter commentary from Jon Mikkelson, Television Producer, Canterbury Park Racetrack (Twitter handle @JMouse83) Spring is in the air when the Road to Kentucky contest travels to Keeneland for the featured Blue Grass Stakes.  On Friday, a severe weather system … [Read More...]

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