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Notes from the Final Day of the Season

LONG ON  VALUE CAPTURES MYSTIC LAKE DERBY Long On Value turned out to be modest in value, sent off at 5/2, and had an easy time of it on Saturday, winning the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, Canterbury Park’s premiere race of the season, in convincing fashion as expected. The three-year-old son of Value Plus began his bid … [Read More...]

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INDIAN RELAYS NEVER FAIL TO IMPRESS

An  onlooker at trackside was bubbling enthusiastically. Another one commented on the conditioning and toughness of the riders. Still another shook his head, a bit awed. Seasoned riders were not fooled in the least. “It’s a lot tougher than it looks,’’ said jockey Chamisa Goodwin. The … [Read More...]

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INDIAN RELAY RACING RETURNS TO RAVE REVIEWS

The pageantry, color and thrill of Indian relay racing returned to Canterbury Park on Thursday night as riders from the Shoshone-Bannock, Crow and Cheyenne  River Sioux tribes took the stage. The riders compete for $50,000 in prizes over the next three days, with two races scheduled Thursday … [Read More...]

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Leg Up Handicapping Contest

The last day of racing at Canterbury Park is Saturday and the card showcases the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby and the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes!  It was a great summer of racing packed with thrills and unfortunately some spills. Canterbury Park launched the Leg Up Fund to help support … [Read More...]

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The Dog Days Satellite Contest Recap

“There’s a fine line between winning and losing”. “Yeah, the finish line”. – Let it Ride movie quote On Saturday, September 6, Canterbury Park held the Dog Days Satellite Contest qualifier for the Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament.  There would be one qualifier for every 14 … [Read More...]

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Catching Up with Robertino Diodoro

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Chalk Pub Talk with Angela Hermann

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Mystic Lake Derby – 9/13/14

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Meet Not Nearly Over For Some Trainers, Riders

  On a cool, autumnal-like evening in Shakopee Friday night horsemen discussed plans for their departures once Canterbury racing concludes next Saturday. With four days left in the 2014 meet in Shakopee, arrangements are being made way to ship horses to other racing venues, make … [Read More...]

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$200,000 Mystic Lake Derby Attracts 28 Nominations

Nominations to the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby closed today with 28 three-year-olds nominated to the richest race of Canterbury Park’s 68-day race meet. The one-mile turf race will be held on the final day of racing this season at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, Sept. 13. The Mystic Lake … [Read More...]

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Saratoga Saturdays – Week 5

“That person I owe inexpressible gratitude to is you, the racing fan, the horseplayer.  Thank you for it all.  Thank you for everything." – Tom Durkin This week’s Saratoga Saturdays contest happened to coincide with Tom Durkin’s final weekend of calling races at Saratoga Race Course, as he … [Read More...]

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