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Won Awesome Dude Stars in Claiming Crown

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.

Stakes Winner Hoist Her Flag Dead

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.

Locals, Eclipse Award Winner Claim Crowns

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.

Canterbury Cancels Sunday Racing Card

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.

'Claiming Crown' to be Broadcast on HRTV

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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 Slots Measure Defeated in Committee

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: Net Income Down, But Revenue Up

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, Horsemen Sign Off on Purse Increase

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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 Pursues VLTs

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 Reports Mixed Third Quarter

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.

Major Stakes+Promotion=Bigger Crowds

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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