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Could American Pharoah Be Coming To Canterbury Park?

Could the greatest race horse in the past four decades be coming to Minnesota? Officials with Canterbury Park in Shakopee hope so, and have extended an invitation to the owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

06/10/2015

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American Pharoah Becomes 1st Triple Crown Winner In 37 Years

American Pharoah led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 5 ½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first horse in 37 years to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — one of the sporting world’s rarest feats.

06/06/2015

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Top Sporting Events To Attend In 2015

A look at five of the best upcoming major sporting events in America.

05/22/2015

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Searching For The Triple Crown: Can American Pharoah End The Drought?

1978. That year for those who follow horse racing is well known as the last time we saw a horse take home all three legs of the Triple Crown.

05/20/2015

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American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah raced in third through three-quarters of the race but edged out Firing Line in the home stretch.

05/02/2015

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Kentucky Derby: How I’d Bet $100

When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.

04/30/2015

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Hold Onto Your Hats, Mpls. Prepares To Celebrate The Kentucky Derby

With the sun expected to be shining this Saturday, the Kentucky Derby is a great excuse to rock awesome head gear. WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia spoke with one local milliner, Karen Morris, about the hat trends for this Derby season.

04/30/2015

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Kentucky Derby

Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.

04/28/2015

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Kentucky Derby Preview: American Pharoah, Dortmund Favorites To Win

The 2015 class lining up for America’s most popular horse race includes a handful of horses with superstar potential.

04/28/2015

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14 Hilarious Reactions to Wes Welker’s Suspension On Twitter

Here are the top 14 funniest reactions to Wes Welker’s suspension on Twitter.

09/03/2014

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Good Question: What Do Equine Nasal Strips Do For Horses?

The New York State Gaming Commission ruled Monday to overturn its ban on nasal strips for racing horses. California Chrome, the horse hoping to take home the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years, used the strips in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

05/19/2014

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11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

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…

05/17/2014

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Body Of Man Found In RV Compartment ID’d

Investigators have identified the body that was found in a compartment of a rented RV on Friday in Winona, Minn. as an Anoka man who’s been missing since last November. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s office, 22-year-old Kevin Casserly was found by 10 friends who had rented an RV from a man in Anoka.

05/03/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.

05/01/2014

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Kentucky Derby: California Chrome Is Primed To Shine

By: Kevin Martin It has been a few years since the Kentucky Derby had a consensus favorite. Big Brown was the last back in 2008 when he won the Derby at odds of 2 to […]

04/29/2014

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Female Announcer Makes History At Canterbury Park

Angela Hermann has called races before, but never a full thoroughbred card. No woman in North America ever has, until Saturday. “I’ve loved horse racing since I was 11,” Hermann said. “I’ve loved it since I was a little girl. When I watched the Kentucky Derby in 1998, I picked the winner, Real Quiet, that year, and I was hooked. I was completely hooked.”

09/07/2013

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Palace Malice Scores Upset In Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb. The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont win in six years, and vindicated the trainer’s support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple Crown with only one victory. Palace Malice, who finished 12th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, covered the 1½ miles in a slow 2:30.70 on a fast track following a 24-hour downpour.

06/08/2013

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Orb Wins Kentucky Derby After Surging Among Bettors

The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs had a field of 19 horses, with Orb topping the field in just over two minutes.

05/04/2013

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Dayton Headed To Kentucky Derby

Gov. Mark Dayton is traveling to Kentucky this weekend for a meeting of the Democratic Governors Association where he also has plans to take in the Kentucky Derby.

05/04/2013

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Can’t Bet On The Derby At Running Aces

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.

05/03/2013

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

After many months of analysis, it’s time for everyone to make their picks for the Kentucky Derby. I have been high on both Goldencents and Revolutionary for a few weeks and find no reason to jump ship now.

05/02/2013

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Kentucky Derby: A Solid Field Of Colts Set For The 2013 Edition

By Kevin Martin This year is the first time that colts making the field in the Kentucky Derby qualified under a new points system.  In years past, colts qualified based on graded stakes earnings.   A total […]

05/01/2013

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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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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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