Canterbury Park in Shakopee brings in fans of horse racing every weekend. Visitors show up for those exciting few minutes of competition, but the real work happens off the track. Trainers work with the horses every day to get them ready for the races
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Finally! American Pharoah ended the 37 year Triple Crown drought.
Here are a few facts about the man that will be hoping to ride American Pharoah into the history books.
With a possible Triple Crown winner poised to run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, horse racing fans face a dilemma.
The Belmont Stakes, held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, is the third race of the Triple Crown in professional horse racing.
CBS Local Sports spoke with Justin Zayat, Racing & Stallion Manager for Zayat Stables, owners of American Pharoah.
For the 14th time since the last Triple Crown winner in 1978, we enter Belmont Stakes week with another chance at the elusive sweep.
Torrential rain came to Baltimore about ten minutes before post-time of the Preakness Stakes but that didn’t bother the Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.
The slightly shorter distance of the Preakness and the likelihood of another manageable pace makes Dortmund a solid play at odds of 3-1 or better.
Barring any surprise late entries, this year’s Preakness will have one of the smallest fields in over a decade.
Among the best reasons to go to the Preakness Stakes this year are the pure spectacle of the event and a chance to visit the historical city of Baltimore.
American Pharoah raced in third through three-quarters of the race but edged out Firing Line in the home stretch.
When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.
Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.
The 2015 class lining up for America’s most popular horse race includes a handful of horses with superstar potential.
All of the equine stars from the most prestigious 3-year old races this past spring and summer will meet in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in California, where California Chrome is running for redemption.
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.
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.
The bet I will most happily cash will be an exacta with California Chrome finishing first and Samraat in second. I will also hedge a bit with a five horse exacta box that excludes California Chrome — just in case.
Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…
From a betting perspective California Chrome is the obvious choice in trying to build a winning ticket. He will offer no value in the win pool at odds of 3-5 or lower. That is why exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers (the exotic bets) are the best place to invest in this year’s Preakness.
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.
The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. He is one of only three colts exiting the Derby expected to run in the Preakness. The so-called “new shooters” — those that didn’t make the cut for the Kentucky Derby but will enter the Preakness — includes a mixed-bag of 3-year-old colts and one filly who will take on the “boys.”