The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association was incorporated in 1971. Our association is comprised of breeders, owners, trainers and race fans, who are a vital part of Minnesota’s Thoroughbred racing industry on a daily basis.
Our mission is to promote, educate and support Thoroughbred breeding, ownership and racing in Minnesota and around the country.
The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association holds an annual Yearling Sale, with Minnesota-breds Preferred, each August. Minnesota-bred Yearlings are given priority, followed by non-Minnesota-bred yearlings, if space allows. The MTA’s Yearling Sale is held at Canterbury Park with the horses being stalled in the Receiving Barn and the sale being held in the Canterbury Expo Center.