Keyword: Minnesota

  • Eye of the Leopard Relocated to Minnesota

    Eye of the Leopard, the Canadian champion 3-year-old colt of 2009 and Queen's Plate winner, has been relocated from Calumet Farm to Osborne Farm near Cambridge, Minn., for the 2018 season. His stud fee will be $1,500 live foal stands and nurses.

  • Midshipman Filly Tops Record-Grossing MN Sale

    The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association enjoyed a record gross for its yearling sale Aug. 22 as total receipts reached $517,350, led by an auction-topping Midshipman filly for $50,000.

  • Canterbury Park in Minnesota

    New Minnesota Law Authorizes Account Wagering

    Minnesota officials said advance deposit wagering legislation passed recently by lawmakers will provide an estimated $1.5 million in revenue that will be re-directed to horse racing and breeding in the state.

  • Canterbury Park in Minnesota

    Canterbury to Cut Takeout Across the Board

    Canterbury Park and its horsemen's group hope to make a statement this year with an across-the-board reduction in pari-mutuel takeout rates that will range from 15% to 18% for the 2016 meet.

  • Canterbury Names New Racing Secretary

    Robert Junk has joined Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino as the track's racing secretary, succeeding Doug Schoepf, who retired in October after two decades at the Shakopee, Minn., racetrack.

  • Canterbury Park

    Minnesota Breeding Program in Growth Mode

    More than three years into a lucrative purse agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the Minnesota Thoroughbred breeding program is reaping the benefits.

  • Schoepf Retires From Canterbury Park

    Canterbury Park will begin a search for a new director of racing and racing secretary following the announcement that Doug Schoepf has retired after 21 years at the Shakopee, Minn., track.

  • Renamed First Winner for Everyday Heroes

    Al and Bill Ulwelling's Renamed shook free in early stretch and pulled away to a clear win in the first race at Canterbury Park Aug. 29, becoming the first winner for grade III winner and New Mexico stallion Everyday Heroes.

  • Track Defends Trainer Suspended for Positive

    In an unusual development, Canterbury Park has come to the defense of top trainer McLean Robertson, who was suspended for 90 days and fined $2,000 by the Minnesota Racing Commission for a positive test for a Class 1 drug.

  • The 16th running of the Claiming Crown will be held Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park, which will host it for the third consecutive year.

    Claiming Crown Overcame Obstacles, Beat Odds

    While other concepts in the Thoroughbred business failed to come to fruition, and other racing events came, went, were scrapped, and are generally forgotten, the Claiming Crown survived and actually has grown.

  • Camelia Casby

    Minnesota Owner/Breeder Casby Dead at 63

    Camelia "Cam" Casby, a longtime Thoroughbred breeder and owner who managed stables in Minnesota, Kentucky, and New York, died Oct. 25 after complications from a heart attack she suffered a week earlier. She was 63.

  • Long On Value rolls to victory in the Mystic Lake Derby.

    Long On Value Captures Mystic Lake Derby

    Wachtel Stable and George Kerr's Long On Value, who won the first three starts of his career at 2, finally returned to the winner's circle in the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby for 3-year-olds at Canterbury Park Sept. 13.

  • Owner-Trainer El Deeb Denied License in MN

    Citing concerns about neglect of horses owned by Mohamed El Deeb, the Minnesota Racing Commission on Sept. 6 denied his license applications, saying he was "unsuitable for licensing in Minnesota in any capacity."

  • Minnesota to Hold Unwanted Horse Summit

    An investigation by the University of Minnesota into reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase into unwanted horses in the upper Midwest and Texas will be discussed at a summit March 8 at Leatherdale Equine Center.

  • Shotiche

    Grade III Winning Stallion Shotiche Dies

    The last reported son of Northern Dancer standing at stud, Shotiche, died Sept. 8 at Boehlke Ranch near Waverly, Minn., where he stood for 10 seasons. The graded stakes-winning stallion died from natural causes.

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    McLellan, Saginaw Honored by National HBPA

    Reid McLellan, executive director of the Groom Elite Program, and Saginaw, a winner of nine stakes since his claim for $30,000 in March 2012, were honored by the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • HBPA to Present Medication Rule Suggestions

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board of directors July 14 signed off on recommended changes to a proposed model rule on medication penalties but acknowledged acceptance could be hard to achieve.

  • Scientists Question Clenbuterol Regulations

    Scientific and regulatory advisers to the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association July 13 expressed concerns over the proposed withdrawal time and testing level for the bronchodilator clenbuterol.