Sunday is the biggest day of the year for horse racing in Minnesota – the annual Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park. It is a very important day to everyone involved in the sport locally, especially as Canterbury celebrates 20 years since re-opening, because of what happened two decades ago.
Scott County authorities have charged four men in their 70s who they say made $200 in a poker cheating scheme at a racetrack. The three Florida men and one Michigan man are charged with felony cheating while gambling at Canterbury Park last summer.
One of four men suspected in a cheating scheme at Canterbury Park last summer is under arrest. Duane Racle, 75, of Lake City, Fla., is being held in the Scott County jail.
David “The Bullet” Smith Jr., 37, holds the Guinness World Record for the “greatest height achieved” after being launched from a cannon at 85 feet 4 inches. On Saturday July 26 at Canterbury Park, he’ll show spectators exactly why he holds that record.
The storms have taken their toll on our yards, basements and in some cases, our nerves. But at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, the storms have hit hard in some different ways. In a rare move, they canceled races a few weeks back and then they had to do it again, according to Marketing Director John Groen.
Flooding in Shakopee, Minn. has led to the closure of three rides Wednesday at a popular Twin Cities amusement park. According to officials at Valleyfair, the park has closed the Renegade and Excalibur rollercoasters and the Thunder Canyon water ride.
Canterbury Park has canceled Thursday evening’s races because of severe thunderstorms moving through the Twin Cities.
Like the horses he cares for, Bernell Rhone is a creature of habit. He’s held the same job, as a trainer at Canterbury Park, since the track was built.
Canterbury Park opens its live horse racing season on Friday. Post time is 6:30 p.m. Racing continues Saturday and Sunday with a new post time of 12:45 p.m.
Canterbury Park officials announced Tuesday plans to build a $2.5 million event and expo center that will make their available event space the fourth largest in the Twin Cities. The plans unveiled Tuesday were for a 30,000 square foot structure that would give Canterbury Park more than 100,000 square feet in event space.
What happened to a horse jockey in Phoenix is being felt in the Twin Cities. Ann Von Rosen, 42, was crushed by a horse after a race, and it’s being called a freak accident.
A longtime jockey at Canterbury Park was paralyzed in a freak accident at a Phoenix horse racing track. Anne von Rosen, who has ridden at the Shakopee track’s summer meet since 2001, suffered a severed spinal cord Wednesday when a horse she was riding at Turf Paradise collapsed, trapping her underneath.
Canterbury Park has reached a deal with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to offer simulcast wagering on horse races at the tribe’s northern Minnesota casino. The first-of-its-kind agreement follows legislation passed in 2012, enabling Minnesota tribes currently allowed to conduct casino gaming to receive telecasts of horse races from tracks around the world.
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Many people were out and about Saturday, running last-minute errands in preparation to stay at home for a few days. Grocery stores were busy with people stocking up before the winter blast. At Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, cross-country skiers and runners got out and enjoyed the brief stint of warmer temperatures. Minneapolis Parks and Recreation is closing all of its facilities Saturday at 6 p.m. until Tuesday at noon because of the weather.