Keyword: Minnesota Racing Commission

  • Minnesota Racing Commission Helps Retired Horses

    The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) authorized disbursement of $46,000 to Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoptions, This Old Horse and Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program.

  • Racehorse Repurposing, Retirement Funds Available

    The Minnesota Racing Commission is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding.  

  • Minnesota Racing Commission Announces Appointments

    The Minnesota Racing Commission is pleased to announce commissioners Dan Erhart and Dr. Camille McArdle have been reappointed, and Roy Johnson has been appointed, to the commission for six-year terms beginning July 1, 2017. 

  • Canterbury Park Tweaks September Race Schedule

    On June 14 the Minnesota Racing Commission approved a request by Canterbury Park officials to amend horse racing dates and post times in September, making the final date of the 67-day season Friday, Sept. 15.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • Canterbury Park Racing

    Deal Would Give Canterbury $75M for Purses

    Canterbury Park Holding Corp. and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community struck a 10-year "cooperative marketing agreement" by which the tribe will funnel $75 million in purses to the Minnesota racetrack.

  • Minnesota Makes Equine Drug-Testing Changes

    A new law that allows for an expansion of racetrack card clubs in Minnesota also permits the Minnesota Racing Commission to set threshold testing levels for therapeutic medications used in racehorses.

  • Canterbury Still on Hold Pending Budget Deal

    Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders in the Minnesota legislature are working toward a budget deal, but until it's finalized a government shutdown will continue and two racetracks will remain closed.

  • Canterbury Park

    Canterbury Files Petition to Restart Racing

    For the fifth day, Canterbury Park cancelled live racing and remained closed July 7 due to a shutdown of state government in Minnesota. Attorneys asked a judge again to restart racing by opening the racing commission office.

  • Canterbury Park to Race 62 Days in 2010

    Canterbury Park received approval from the Minnesota Racing Commission Nov. 19 to conduct a 62-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet in 2010. The season will mark the 25th anniversary of the racetrack that opened as Canterbury Downs.

  • Canterbury Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    Canterbury Park will honor their 2006 Hall Of Fame inductees Aug. 12 with a breakfast at 10:30 a.m. This year's class will include owner Tom Metzen and trainer David Van Winkle. The two men will be the 37th and 38th members inducted into the track's Hall of Fame.