Looking for a great way to start Derby Day? Join the MTA and our guest speakers who will help you learn how to “get in the game” and move toward that goal of owning your own Derby winner! While we’d all love to own a Triple Crown winner, everyone at that level of the game had to start somewhere! And, the thrill of meeting your horse in the Winners’ Circle is just as exciting wherever that Winners’ Circle may happen to be!  Let us share “the basics” of racehorse ownership!

The morning will being at 9:00 a.m with coffee and doughnuts on the Mezzanine Level of the Canterbury Park Grandstand. Follow the signs to the stadium seating, on the glass, at the north end of the building. We’ll watch the morning workouts that will be happening on the track and you’ll be able to have some of your questions answered by our guest speakers and board members. The seminar will begin at 10:00 a.m.  We’ve arranged for a number of speakers to share information and answer questions on a number of important topics owners need to know! We’ll cover the business and accounting aspects of racing, licensure, ways to purchase your first racehorse – including claiming and at auction, breeding your own, partnerships, what’s involved in training your winner, veterinary care, racing from the viewpoint of a jockey and a Track Steward, your racehorse’s second career following retirement and a great deal more. There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions as well!

Following the seminar, MTA members who have partnership opportunities available have been invited to meet with anyone who may be interesting in pursuing ownership by partnering with others who have “been there, done that”!  As you’ll learn, partnerships are a great way to get started in the Sport of Kings! You’ll have the advantage of learning more, experiencing the thrills and, unfortunately sometimes the disappointments, without the entire financial responsibility! Partnerships come in all shapes, sizes and levels of financial commitment so you’re sure to find one that could work for you!

This seminar is free and open to the public, but please call 952-233-4802 or email kay@minnesotabred.com to make a reservation! (We’d hate to run short of doughnuts or folders filled with educational information for you to take home!)

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