Letter from the MNHBPA

From Day One, we have felt it paramount in importance to open the lines of communication with all stakeholders in Minnesota Thoroughbred racing. This is the driving force for an industry first in which we have called together representatives of the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association and Canterbury Park management to meet periodically so we can all…

Paddock Sale coming to Canterbury!

Dear Friends:        The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association, in cooperation with the Minnesota HBPA and Canterbury Park, is pleased to announce that we will be offering a Paddock Sale for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, to be held at 5:00 pm. on Monday, September 9, 2019, at Canterbury Park. Horses will be stalled in the Receiving Barn…

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…

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…