It is a day that Angela Herrmann will never forget: May 2, 1998. As an 11-year-old girl, Herrmann sat transfixed in front of her television as Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby.
There will be no “Running of the Bulls” at Canterbury Park after all. While Canterbury had not formally agreed to host “The Great Bull Run” next year, the event was tentatively scheduled for next May.
You might not have to travel to Pamplona, Spain if running with the bulls is your type of sport. A promotional group is bringing the Great Bull Run to America at 10 locations over the next year. Organizers have a tentative date of May 14 at Canterbury Park horse race track in Shakopee.
Saturday at Canterbury Park, the horseracing had some competition. As part of Saturday’s Memorial Day race festivities, Canterbury welcomed Dave “The Bullet” Smith to the track to fire up the crowd. Smith is the Guinness World Record Holder for human cannonballing, and he’s been on shows like “America’s Got Talent” and the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. But after all his experience, is it still scary to climb into the cannon?
Canterbury Park opens its 2013 horse racing season in just about a week. The 69-day race meet is the Shakopee track’s longest since 2006. The meet runs until Sept. 14.
For the first year, Canterbury Park in Shakopee has exclusive Minnesota rights to Kentucky Derby bidding. That means Running Aces is shut out of one of racing’s biggest days.
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The track at Canterbury Park is usually reserved for horses, but blanket it in snow and it becomes the perfect venue for horsepower.
The big Minneapolis Kennel Club Dog Show is this weekend, and along with all the dogs on display young handlers will be competing as well.
Canterbury Park in Shakopee hosts the second annual Fillies Race for Hope Saturday.
The sixth annual Extreme Race Day at Canterbury Park in Shakopee will feature a camel race and an ostrich race.
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Serious speed is on display at Minnesota race tracks like Brainerd International or Canterbury Park. But you’ll also find small-town tracks where the contestants aren’t quite so fast.
For horse racing fans, Saturday is business as usual at Canterbury Park. The 12 race program begins at 1:30 p.m. and includes two stakes races.
Extreme temperatures and intense heat have forced all live racing and Fourth of July festivities to be canceled at Canterbury Park.
The historic deal between Minnesota’s largest Indian casino and the largest horse racing track is taking a lot of heat.
A fitting tribute was held Saturday for a long-time local sports personality with a passion for horse racing. Friends and fans remembered the life of Dark Star, a long-time WCCO Radio personality, former host of a TV show called “Canterbury Report”, and a Vietnam War veteran.
Dark Star is being remembered by his friends at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Poker players will be able to find more seats and place bigger bets in horse track card rooms and Minnesota Indian tribes will get permission to simulcast live racing.
A bill enhancing gambling at tribal casinos and privately owned horse racing tracks in Minnesota has sprung up and steamed ahead in the final days of the Minnesota Legislature’s session.
The idea of a Racino is getting some extra momentum from the Republican leaders in the Minnesota Senate.
The temperatures outside have many of us checking the calendar after we broke records across Minnesota on Thursday. The Twin Cities hit 45 degrees, but it was even warmer out west.
Supporters of racino, a racetrack and casino combo, announced plans to increase the prize money for the races by nearly $26 million.