BROOKS FIELDSGame 316 | June 19, 1984 | Brooks Fields
Construction was well under way on Canterbury Downs when Fields appeared at Dunkers in 1984. The Shakopee facility was set to open in 1985, and Fields is generally regarded as the "Father of Thoroughbred Racing" in Minnesota. He was a former Pillsbury grain trader and executive vice president of Burdick Grain Co. for 29 years. A Dunker member since 1985, Fields died in 2008.
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