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Canterbury Has Make-Up Day Due To Heat Wave

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.

07/06/2012

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Union Rags Nips Paynter To Win Belmont Stakes

Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish Saturday to win the Belmont Stake, beating a field without Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another, who was retired with an injury the day before.

06/09/2012

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Dark Star Memorialized At Canterbury

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.

06/09/2012

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Local Horse Experts: I’ll Have Another’s Scratch Devastating

The Triple Crown achievement in horse racing is safe for another year. I’ll Have Another, the victor at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, suffered a tendon injury and won’t run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

06/08/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Horse Will Win The Belmont Stakes?

Who do you think will win?

06/08/2012

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MN Company’s Equine Breathing Strips Not Allowed At Belmont Stakes

In the quest to be the 12th Triple Crown winner, star race horse I’ll Have Another has been wearing a nasal strip. It helps ease his breathing, just as it does for humans.

06/06/2012

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Canterbury Remembers Dark Star

Dark Star is being remembered by his friends at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

06/02/2012

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Macalester Alumnus Has A Horse In The Biggest Race

Macalester College alumnus Jerry Crawford has a vested interest in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The 1971 graduate co-owns one of the 20 horses competing in the 138th running of the derby – Dullahan.

05/04/2012

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Dayton OKs Poker, Horse Race Gambling Expansion

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.

05/04/2012

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Kentucky Derby Hopeful Proudly Represents Macalester

Macalester College will have a presence at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

05/04/2012

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2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic Preview

This Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic may lack the star power and historical significance that came with the entry of Zenyatta in last year’s edition, but it still brings together a classy field of America’s best […]

11/03/2011

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Canterbury Park To Reopen Thursday

With the Minnesota government shutdown over, Canterbury Park in Shakopee plans to reopen Thursday morning.

07/20/2011

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Judge Denies Canterbury Park, Harness Racing Appeal

A judge has denied the state’s two horse racing tracks’ appeal to stay open during the Minnesota Government shutdown.

07/14/2011

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Hearing At Canterbury Park

So far eight of the 62 scheduled days of racing at Canterbury Park have been canceled due to the state shutdown.

07/13/2011

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Canterbury Park To Appeal Shutdown Decision

The race is off at Canterbury Park for the time being, and horse owners and jockeys are not sure how long they can hold out if the state government continues its shutdown.

07/04/2011

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