It’s a big night for racing in the Twin Cities, as the horses at Canterbury park are ready for the start of the racing season. It’s not just the jockeys and trainers who have something to be excited about.
The track at Canterbury Park is usually reserved for horses, but blanket it in snow and it becomes the perfect venue for horsepower.
The Canterbury Park horse race track has agreed to drop its long pursuit of slot machines in exchange for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community paying the track $75 million to fatten its purses over 10 years, according to a deal announced Monday that protects the tribe’s lucrative nearby casinos.
A Canterbury Park spokesman says a jockey is in critical condition but is expected to recover after his horse broke its leg and tumbled during a race.