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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.

Shotiche to Boehlke in Minnesota

Shotiche, one of some two dozen sons of the great Northern Dancer remaining at stud, has been purchased by Eugene and Rita Boehlke for stallion duty at their Boehlke Farm near Waverly, Minn.

Claiming Crown Gains More Support From NTRA

As organizers of the Claiming Crown gear up for the sixth edition of the event in 2004, the focus will be on obtaining sponsorships and getting the races into more wagering outlets around the country. Meanwhile, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has signed on as a sponsor of the event.

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.

Casino Proposals Intensify In Upper Midwest

Casino gaming is becoming a hot topic in the upper Midwest, with a privately-managed, state-owned facility being proposed in Minnesota and three Indian groups in Wisconsin joining forces with an ailing Greyhound track in a casino proposal.

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