Lifetimes of achievement

The Minnesota HBPA on Saturday awarded its inaugural lifetime achievement award to Curt Sampson and Randy Sampson for their lifetime of service in supporting and promoting the best interest of Minnesota Thoroughbred racing. Minnesota HBPA President Scott Rake said, “There is no better way to understand what this award symbolizes than by looking at its…

HBPA/Canterbury Join Forces

It had been in discussion and formation for close to a year, and now the joint initiative of the Minnesota HBPA and Canterbury Park has been announced. As explained in the following media release, this initiative is expected to have a positive and expansive impact on horse racing in the state of Minnesota. Shakopee, Minn. …

Jack Walsh passes away

It is with sadness that we send along the news of Jack Walsh’s passing this week. But with this sadness is also the deep appreciation of knowing Jack lived the fullest of lives and the blessing for all of those who had known him. He was generous of spirit borne from a self-appreciation (and humility)…

Canterbury Park’s Development Plan Approved by City!

Shakopee, Minn.  —  Construction of Canterbury Commons, a multi-use redevelopment proposed for a portion of Canterbury Park’s underutilized property, is expected to begin this fall following Shakopee City Council approval of a Contract For Private Redevelopment between the City, the Economic Development Authority, and Canterbury Park at Wednesday’s council meeting. The City Council’s decision completed…

Sports betting gets the green light from U.S. Supreme Court

As the United States Supreme Court lifted the federal prohibition on sports betting outside of Nevada, New Jersey is expected to be the first state to actually offer such wagering. But many states are sure to follow and gambling-related company stocks soared, including the lightly-traded Canterbury Park Holding Corp. Meanwhile, also in Minnesota, there are…

Sports betting may be just around the corner

The United States Supreme Court may rule that the federal prohibition against sports betting is unconstitutional. If so, it will then be a mad dash by individual states to legalize it. New Jersey looks best positioned to be the first state to do so. However, when we’re talking a business estimated to be into the…