Canterbury Park has earned re-accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance. The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.
Canterbury Park received its initial Alliance accreditation in July 2010. All accreditations and re-accreditations carry an effective period of two years.
Canterbury Park is the 17th Alliance-accredited racetrack to earn re-accreditation. The on-site review included inspections of all facets of the racing facility, with special attention paid to areas that were added to the alliance code of standards in 2011-12.
The inspection team was comprised of veterinarian Ronald Jensen; racing official Richard Lewis; Mike Kilpack of the Organization of Racetrack Investigators; and Mike Ziegler, executive director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
"Canterbury was inspected during its current, live meeting," said Ziegler in a release. "Again, the track displayed a very strong commitment to the safety and integrity of its racing and wagering operations."
"I'm very proud that Canterbury Park has earned this important re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance," said Randy Sampson, the track's president and CEO, in a statement. "The safety of all human and equine athletes here at Canterbury will always be our number-one priority. I salute the many staffers here who worked extremely hard to achieve this distinction."