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Canterbury Park has a long history of drawing some of the best jockeys & trainers from around the midwest. Below, you'll find short biographies of top trainers and jockeys from last season as well as Canterbury's top five trainers and jockeys of all-time. All rankings are done by number of wins.





 2013 Leading Jockeys                                                       2013 Leading Trainers  



    alex canchari


Alex Canchari finished second in the rider standings with 65 wins.


Mac Robertson

Mac Robertson won his ninth consecutive thoroughbred training title in 2013. He won with 51 of 232 starters.


Dean butler

Dean Butler won his fourth Canterbury riding title when he finished atop the standings in 2013 with 67 victories.

Bernell Rhone

Bernell Rhone continued his reign amongst the top five leading trainers at Canterbury Park. He has now ranked among the meet leaders for 18 of the last 20 meets.

Jorge Torres

Jorge Torres was leading quarter horse rider in 2013, winning with 20 of 50 mounts and hitting the board at a 70% rate.

Gary Scherer

Gary Scherer won with 22 of his 159 starters in 2013.

  ry eikleberry

Ry Eikleberry was third in the thoroughbred standings with  46 wins. he also won 11 quarter horse races.


Mike Biehler

Mike Biehler tied for second in the standings with 31 wins. He was Canterbury's leading trainer in 1992.


Lori Keith

Lori Keith won the Mystic Lake Derby for the second consecutive year. She rode Dorsett for owner Terry Hamilton. Lori finished fourth in the rider standings.




Stacy Charette-Hill  won 19 races with 37 quarter horse starters and finished in the money 92% of the time. She won the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity and Canterbury Park Derby.



Canterbury Park All-time leading jockeys & trainers


 All-Time Leading Jockeys                                                 All-Time Leading Trainers 




Derek Bell is Canterbury's all-time leading rider. A six-time riding champion, Bell currently owns many of Canterbury's jockey records including wins and earnings.


Bernell Rhone brought the first horse onto Canterbury's grounds in 1985. He has continued to race at the Shakopee oval each summer. He is the winningest trainer in Canterbury history.


Scott Stevens

Canterbury Hall of Fame Jockey Scott Stevens has started more races than any other jockey in Canterbury history and he ranks second in all-time wins in Shakopee.

Doug Oliver

Doug Oliver won three consecutive training titles at Canterbury between 1999 and 2001. Additionally, he had multiple successful summers in the late 1980s and early 1990s prior to the track's closure and is the fourth winningest trainer in the track's history.


Paul Nolan ranks third all-time in wins at Canterbury Park with 669. Nolan has persevered through multiple injuries to record more than 1,000 lifetime wins.

Mike Biehler

Mike Biehler ranks  second in all-time wins and third in starts at Canterbury. Additionally, he captured the 1992 leading trainer title and has consistently ranked among the top 5.


Luis Quinonez owned the early days of Canterbury Park. He won the first five riding titles in Canterbury Park history (1995 - 1999).

David van winkle

David Van Winkle took Canterbury Park by storm when it reopened in 1995. He won with 30 of 86 starters that summer which translated to a 35% win percentage.


The late Dean Kutz is likely the most courageous jockey in Canterbury history having fought cancer to ride. He still holds the record for wins in a single season with 158 in 1987.


Mac robertson

Mac Robertson has been the leading thoroughbred trainer at Canterbury Park for the past nine seasons. He was inducted into the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame in 2010.