07/18/2014 11:27AM

Revamped Minnesota Stallion Stakes a good betting race


SHAKOPEE, Minn. – Before the historic agreement between Canterbury Park and its Native American casino neighbor, Mystic Lake, pumped millions of dollars into the Canterbury purse account, the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Stallion Stakes was in decline. Short fields ruled, and overwhelming favorites dominated. The races were no longer compelling and in danger of passing from irrelevance into oblivion.