WILLIE SHOEMAKERGame 376 | September 22, 1989 | Willie Shoemaker
Shoemaker was the winningest jockey in horse racing history when he came to Canterbury Downs in 1989 to ride as part of his farewell tour. As Canterbury struggled with sagging attendance and purses in 1990 and 1991, Shoemaker came back briefly for an instructional session entitled "Shoe U." The track went dark after the 1992 meet and reopened as Canterbury Park three years later.
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