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State Breeders Awards Increase Tenfold

December 5, 2017:

A U.S. racing commission has announced a tenfold increase in state breeders awards will be paid in 2017, due in part to recently-passed Advance Deposit Wagering legislation....read on

Aftercare Organizations Awarded $46,000

October 20, 2017:

The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) authorized disbursement of $46,000 to three 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations at its August meeting....read on

Running Aces Announces 2017 Schedule

January 4, 2017:

Running Aces has announced its 2017 live racing schedule with the Minnesota Racing Commission's approval. The upcoming meet will feature a few key changes to the growing racing product by extending the calendar length of the meet by racing three days a week instead of four....read on

Minnesota Racing Gets Boost

June 8, 2016:

The Minnesota horse racing industry received a significant boost from the State Legislature and Governor this session when legislation was passed and signed into law authorizing the licensing and oversight of advance deposit wagering providers in the state....read on

Takeout Reduction Ahead Of Meet

April 20, 2016:

Racetrack officials have announced that in order to give their customers greater value for their wagering dollar, takeout rates will be reduced in advance of an upcoming meet of live racing....read on

Running Aces Requests 2015 Dates

October 29, 2014:

The Minnesota Racing Commission has announced that it has received 2015 live race day requests from the Running Aces Harness Park and Canterbury Park Holding Corporation....read on

Report: Minnesota Agreement In Works

July 23, 2014:

It has been reported that a settlement is in the works in regard to the situation where Running Aces Harness Park in Minnesota allegedly shorted horsepeople and owners a total of $437,000 in purses over a five-year period....read on

MN Track, Horsepeople At Odds

July 9, 2014:

The Office of the Legislative Auditor in Minnesota has completed a review of the Running Aces Harness Park and has found that the track shorted horsepeople and owners a total of $437,000 over a four-year period....read on

MRC Names Scurto As Deputy Director

June 30, 2014:

The Minnesota Racing Commission has announced that it has hired Joe Scurto as its new deputy director....read on

Appointment In Minnesota

November 27, 2013:

It was been reported that on Wednesday, November 27, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed Thomas DiPasquale as the new executive director of the Minnesota Racing Commission....read on

Tracks Tussle Over Gaming Split

February 18, 2013:

The Minnesota Racing Commission has been called on by a large group of thoroughbred owners to take away Running Aces’ gambling license after the track reneged on a deal to share revenue from money generated from card tables operating at its facility....read on

MRC Searching For New Exec Director

November 21, 2012:

The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC), which regulates horse racing and card clubs at racetracks in the state, has opened a nationwide search for a new executive director to succeed the incumbent who recently retired after 22 years in the position....read on

MRC Approves Track/Native Casino Deal

June 15, 2012:

The Minnesota Racing Commission, which regulates horse racing and card clubs at race tracks in the state, approved the Cooperative Marketing Agreement between Canterbury Park and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community on Wednesday, June 13....read on

MN Threshold Limits Bill Passed

May 24, 2012:

The Minnesota Racing Commission, which regulates horse racing and card clubs at racetracks in the state, has announced the passage and signing into law of MRC-sponsored legislation facilitating the establishment of therapeutic drug threshold limits for racehorses...read on

Canterbury To Resume Operations Thursday

July 21, 2011:

On Wednesday, July 20, Canterbury Park announced it will resume Card Casino, simulcast and live racing operations on Thursday, July 21 after a 20-day suspension of its operations due to a budget impasse which triggered a shutdown of state government beginning July 1...read on


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