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Racing to victory: She Can Ski among the winners for rural Adrian’s Hansons

September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized


ADRIAN —Henry Hanson never tires of watching the video replay of one of the final horse races at Canterbury Park this season.
As his wife, Alice, fast-forwards through horse and jockey introductions, Henry talks about the jockey who rode…continue reading on

Frac Daddy to run in Belmont Stakes

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. Frac Daddy, a 3-year-old gray thoroughbred owned by two Billings residents, is going to run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes in Elmont, N.Y. Continue Reading

Myriad of factors lead to lengthy Triple Crown drought

June 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Thirty-five years. Thirty-six by the time the Belmont Stakes rolls around next June and there’s a chance maybe of horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed. Continue Reading

Williston Basin oilmen have horse in the Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) Two Williston Basin oilmen say they expect Frac Daddy the horse they have running in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday to be a favorite of oil field workers everywhere. Continue Reading

Horse Park has ‘successful’ 2012 season, but return not sure bet for 2013

August 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Horse racing officials agree this year’s four-day meet here after a two-year hiatus was a success, but a number of challenges remain for the track that has been steeped in controversy and funding trouble since the beginning. Continue Reading

ND Horse Park finds success again

July 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO If last weekend was any indication of the future of horse racing in Fargo, Mike Weiss isn’t betting against the North Dakota Horse Park. Continue Reading

Some advice for horse racing betting

July 14, 2012 in DL-Online

FARGO When it comes to picking a winner in horse racing, the only sure thing is there are no sure things. But the unpredictability and chances for a payoff certainly make it fun. Continue Reading

Slower pace suits champion horse

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As a champion, race announcers called him Si My Shoes as in “eat my dust.”

But in the slower-paced life of a retiree, the thoroughbred racehorse adopted by a Bath Township, Ohio, family in 2008 is known as Raleigh short for the Magnificent Sir Raleigh, the name under which he competes today in equestrian contests. Continue Reading

Opinion Corner: Check out some real horsepower tonight

June 9, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Unlike horse racing, where apparently a tender tendon can keep a horse from competing for an estimated $25 million Triple Crown victory, NLRA Late Models require no soft tissue.
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I’ll Have Another scratched from Belmont

June 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

NEW YORK I’ll Have Another’s bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt was out of the Belmont Stakes because of a swollen left front tendon. Continue Reading

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