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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…

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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…

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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…

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MN HBPA President Rake makes Mission Statement

Minnesota has distinguished itself for decades in the health services provided to its people. We’ve led the nation in providing superior health care with facilities such as the Mayo Clinic, with good public health policies such as our early anti-smoking initiatives and with alternative healthcare delivery methods. Likewise, we at the Minnesota HBPA aim to…

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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. …

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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)…

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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…

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