Nik Goodwin 6-12-16 CBY

Q and A with jockey Nik Goodwin

By Megan Johnson Nik Goodwin, a versatile jockey, continues to succeed and is just shy of 1,000 career thoroughbred wins. Nik won the quarter horse riding title here this season and is seven wins away from being the all-time winningest ‘Q’ rider in Canterbury history. He started riding professionally 25 years ago. Nik … [Read More...]

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Lisa Duoos 8-25-16 CBY

Lisa Duoos: Racehorse owner and breeder

By Megan Johnson Lisa Duoos has been breeding and raising thoroughbreds for eight years at her farm in New Prague. On average she foals out 35 mares a year. “Due to breeding, there are a lot of the horses that I see on any given race day at Canterbury that I have some connection with,” Lisa … [Read More...]

ONE MEAN MAN - Mystic Lake Derby - 08-27-16 - R04 - CBY - Inside Finish


BY JIM WELLS Have a good day Orlando Mojica. Better yet. Have a really good day. He could only shake his head and smile, wiping the perspiration from his face and forehead. Saturday started out on a good note. He picked up a mount in the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, Canterbury Park’s … [Read More...]

Indian Relay 8-25-16 1


BY JIM WELLS When you’re 16 years old and on the road, an athletic triumph of any kind is a thrill. Ask Chay-Chazz Shambo, who added relay racing this year to the list of sports he enjoys. Shambo is a quarterback on his high school football team and a point-guard on the basketball … [Read More...]

Indian Relay - Heat 1 Winner2 8-25-16


BY JIM WELLS Indian relay racing returned to Canterbury Park Thursday night and that can only mean one thing: The Mystic Lake Derby is upon us. They are inseparable. Two nights of relay heats and then the championship on Saturday as an accompaniment to the $200,000 Derby, the richest race … [Read More...]

Way Striking 6 to 1 in Saturday’s Mystic Lake Derby

Way Striking, trained by Robertino Diodoro, steps up in class to face eight others in Saturday's Mystic Lake Derby. The speedy 3-year-old will be ridden by Daniel Vergara. Way Striking has won twice on the dirt and recently ran fourth in his lone turf try. Diodoro discusses the chances of this … [Read More...]

Mystic Lake Derby

$200,000 Mystic Lake Derby is Saturday

Post positions were drawn Wednesday for the richest race of the Canterbury Park season, the fifth running of the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby. The one mile turf race will be run Saturday as the fourth race on a nine-race card that begins at 6:00 p.m.  Nine 3-year-olds were entered, including … [Read More...]

Chasing the Dream: NHC qualifiers approaching – The Odyssey Continues

On Sept. 4 and 5, Canterbury will hold satellite handicapping contests that will qualify players to both the Sept. 9 Ultimate NHC Qualifier and the Sept. 10-11 Dog Days of Summer, now in its 20th year. Both of those contests will award two NHC entries each and the Dog Days also has a BCBC … [Read More...]

Chuck Turco 8-18-16 CBY

Chuck Turco Still On Top Of His Game

By Megan Johnson Chuck Turco has been training horses for 32 years but his love for the racetrack started before that at a very young age. Over the years, Chuck has been a graded stakes winning trainer and achieved multiple leading trainer titles in Nebraska. He trained Dazzling Falls who … [Read More...]

Rodney Miller 8-18-16 CBY

Rodney Miller – Racehorse Owner

By Megan Johnson Rodney Miller, from Howard Lake, Minnesota, began owning horses 25 years ago when trainer Dale Hagland presented him the opportunity to buy a thoroughbred. “I bought the horse thinking I could win a race.” “I love the competitiveness that racing can have,” he said. “I … [Read More...]

Fireman Oscar


Fireman Oscar     BY JIM WELLS   Sunny skies, cool breezes and a surprise or two provided the perfect conditions for the annual Minnesota Festival of Champions, a card designed exclusively for Minnesota-bred horses Sunday. The card included a bit of everything, … [Read More...]

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