BY JIM WELLS   He remembers the first winner of his riding career as if it were last night, and he will remember this one too, well into whatever age his life allows. His name is Saganaga, a 4-year-old, gelding, and he became the 1,000th  winner of Nik Goodwin’s career Thursday night. It happened in the … [Read More...]

Recent News from Canterbury Park

A Post for the Jockeys

by Noah Joseph With this Sunday, June 25, being the Leg Up Fund Day, a day where Canterbury Park and the fans support the jockeys, it seemed like the perfect time to write about the brave men and women who ride the racehorses, not just at Canterbury, but around the country. The jockeys … [Read More...]

Racehorse Owner Profile: Todd Fitch

by Katie Merritt Owner Todd Fitch got his first taste of horse racing at Balmoral Park when he was about 10 years old. His dad would meet friends at the races and occasionally the young Fitch got to tag along. When he was 22, Todd moved to Phoenix, the place he still calls home, and began … [Read More...]

Canterbury Park Jockey Denny Velazquez

Denny Velazquez is one of the top riders at Canterbury Park.  On Sunday he won the $100,000 Mystic Lake Mile on Hay Dakota. Learn more about Denny in this video: … [Read More...]


BY JIM WELLS The connections in horse racing are sometimes astounding as well as confounding and on a strange afternoon at the racetrack some of that played out during a card that featured exceptional stakes racing and some mind-boggling vignettes as well. Highlights are simple to point … [Read More...]

Nolan Left Mark On Lady Canterbury

Paul Nolan was known as the Sod Surgeon when he rode regularly at Canterbury Park, for his success on the grass, often aboard horses that were sent off at long odds. Take the most spectacular win in the history of the Lady Canterbury Stakes, the race that headlines Sunday’s card, as a prime … [Read More...]

Results of MN Stallion Breeders Quarter Horse Futurity Trials

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Two $100,000 Turf Stakes Headline Father’s Day Racing

by Katie Merritt Sunday’s 10-race program at Canterbury Park includes two $100,000 turf stakes, the 25th running of the Lady Canterbury will be the 7th race and the Mystic Lake Mile, now in its fifth year, will be run as the 8th race. Both stakes will be run at a distance of one mile on the … [Read More...]

Cecily Evans settles in Shakopee

By Katie Merritt Jockey Cecily Evans is a 28-year-old native of Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up riding, but stumbled upon racehorses almost by accident. “I was riding at a barn that had steeplechasers and I started galloping them as a summer job. I thought it was like going on glorified … [Read More...]

A History of the Lady Canterbury

By Noah Joseph One of the oldest stakes race at Canterbury Park is also one of the most prestigious. It is the Lady Canterbury Stakes. The one mile turf race for fillies and mares ages three and up will be run for the 25th  time on Sunday as one of the day’s three stakes races. The Lady … [Read More...]

Johnny Love talks Canterbury Park

Minneapolis Star Tribune handicapper Johnny Love provides his thoughts on the race meet thus far. Find his selections every race day in the Star Tribune Sports or online.   … [Read More...]

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