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The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association reported a 68% increase in sales from its annual stallion services auction over last year, and recorded the highest grossing sales figures since 2004.
Ruthville stole the show in front of a crowd of 8,259 fans at Canterbury Park Aug. 4, winning the $100,000 Lady Canterbury Stakes as a part of the track's second annual Fillies Race for Hope.
The second annual "Fillies Race for Hope," a day of horse racing and fundraising to benefit Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation and Pay It Forward Fund, will be held Aug. 4 at Canterbury Park.
Hammers Terror won the inaugural running of the $161,250 Mystic Lake Derby at Canterbury Park July 28 in front-running fashion, surviving a lengthy inquiry into the final stages of the one-mile turf event.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Gung Ho is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the inaugural running of the $150,000 Mystic Lake Derby July 28 at Canterbury Park.
Henry Pabst, who raced several graded stakes winners, died Aug. 2 at his St. Paul, Minn., home.
Kuehne Racing's Won Awesome Dude, shipping in from Delaware Park for trainer Dalton nedrick, came four-wide into the stretch and collared R Clear Victory inside the sixteenth-pole to win by a length in the $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel Aug. 2 at Canterbury Park, the feature event on Thoroughbred racing's biggest day for "blue collar" horses.
Brooks Fields, who founded Canterbury Downs near Shakopee, Minn., died June 23 of emphysema.
Hoist Her Flag, a member of the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame, was euthanized July 30 at Dan and Cindy Mjolsness' Barrington Hills Farm near Barrington, Ill., because of deteriorating effects of melanoma.
A uniform on-track equine injury reporting system developed by Dr. Mary Scollay will be implemented as a pilot project at more than 30 racetracks beginning June 1.
Locals broke the bank early Saturday evening at Minnesota's Canterbury Park with upset victories in three of seven races that comprised the Claiming Crown, but it was an Eclipse Award-winning owner who took home the top prize in the featured $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel.
With the temperature expected to hover near 100 degrees in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area this weekend, Canterbury Park has decided to offer free admission for this Saturday's $600,000 Claiming Crown.
Organizers hope to spark some new interest in this year's Claiming Crown, a $600,000 series of seven starter allowance stakes set for July 15 at Canterbury Park.
A 7.3% decline in pari-mutuel revenue contributed to an overall drop in net income in 2005 for Canterbury Park Holding Corp., which owns Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.
Due to the unsafe race conditions caused by more than five inches of rain overnight in Shakopee, Minn., Canterbury Park management decided to cancel its races on Sunday afternoon.
The Claiming Crown, which will offer $650,000 in purses for seven races, will be broadcast live on HorseRacing Television July 16 from Canterbury Park in Minnesota.
Canterbury Park, which opens May 7, will not make its live racing signal available to five wagering outlets located in and outside the United States.
Plans for a racino at Canterbury Park continued to progress through the Minnesota legislature when the House Committee on Regulated Industries approved a bill March 29 and sent it to the House Committee on Taxes.
Canterbury Park has unveiled a legislative proposal to support a $120-million racino development at its 380-acre site in Shakopee, Minn.
Canterbury Park in Minnesota will offer 69 days of live racing next year, the longest meet since the Shakopee racetrack reopened in 1995.
The fields are set for the sixth Claiming Crown, which will be held July 17 at Canterbury Park and broadcast nationally on the TV Games Network. In all, 62 horses have been entered in six races.
A record 88 pre-entries have been received for the sixth running of the six-race, $550,000 Claiming Crown scheduled for July 17 at Canterbury Park in Minnesota.
The July 17 Claiming Crown, a series of six races at Canterbury Park, lured 281 nominees, organizers said June 10.
A new gambling package rose from the ashes of several rejected plans Thursday in the Minnesota Senate Tax Committee, but it was unlikely the bill would get far in the final days of session. One of the rejected plans was a proposal to add slot machines at Canterbury Park.
Canterbury Park Holding Corp's financial results for the first quarter of the year included records for quarterly earnings and earnings per share.
Canterbury Park in Minnesota will open May 14 with a 10% increase in purses. The daily average will be $138,000, the highest since the track reopened in 1995.
The Claiming Crown is scheduled to return to Canterbury Park in 2004. In five runnings to date of the event, Canterbury has hosted it four times.
Canterbury Park Holding Corp. Friday declared a special cash dividend of 15 cents per share of common stock payable to the shareholders of record on June 27.
Canterbury Park Holding Co. reported a decrease in net income for the first three months of 2003 compared with the same period in 2002, but an increase in revenue for the three-month period.
Canterbury Park will kick off its 63-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet May 16. Highlight of the spring/summer season is the $550,000 Claiming Crown, a five-race series scheduled for July 19.
A survey of Minnesota residents indicates 70% support a plan to open a racino at Canterbury Park as a means to raise revenue for the state budget.
Monday's vote is the first time a bill of this kind has passed out of committee in Minnesota.
Canterbury Park has plans for a multi-purpose entertainment and gaming complex, but it hinges on legislative approval or adoption of a constitutional amendment.
Multiple graded stakes winner Honor the Hero is one of two equine and two human inductees to be inducted into the Canterbury Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Canterbury Park, which operates a successful card club in its clubhouse, and the Minnesota Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have raised overnight purses by 5%. The increase is the fourth in three years.
Canterbury Park Holding (Nasdaq: TRAK), which owns Canterbury Park in Minnesota, announced it will pay a dividend to its shareholders.
Canterbury Park announced record revenue and net income for 2001. A full year of revenue from its Card Club allowed the Minnesota racetrack to increase revenue by nearly 22% and raise net income by 116.5%.
Minnesota legislators will consider video lottery terminals for Canterbury Park. If approved, the track could double its purses and extend its meet with the help of 1,750 machines.
Canterbury Park reported increased revenue and decreased net income for the third quarter ending Sept. 20. Revenue for the Minnesota racetrack was up 4.3% to $12.1 million, but net income for the third quarter fell 21% to $378,103, or 10 cents per share.
A day highlighted by such major races as the Whitney and Haskell Handicaps, coupled with a $1-million voucher promotion and the second annual Claiming Crown, resulted in larger crowds at most U.S. tracks on Sunday, according to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
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