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Its richest quarter horse race, the Northlands Futurity, will have an estimated purse of $86,000, down from $105,100 last season.
From Alpine and cross-country skiing to speedskating, biathlon and curling, Minnesotans are making a mark in various international competitions.
With less purse money available this season, the Shakopee track will cut three races and $410,000 in purses from its thoroughbred stakes program.
The deal, which added $70 million to Canterbury's purses over 11 years, expired on Dec. 31. But Canterbury CEO Randy Sampson said he remains optimistic about the track's future.
Cross-country skier Jessie Diggins of Afton won a 20-kilometer freestyle race Sunday for her 14th World Cup individual victory, most of any American in history.
Regan Smith Smith earned the women's high-point award for the meet with victories in the 100 and 200 backstroke, the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 200 individual medley.
With Friday's win, Jessie Diggins is now tied with Kikkan Randall for the most World Cup wins by an American cross-country skier.
Steve Cash, Jim Johannson and Warren Strelow will also be honored Wednesday at RiverCentre as part of the Eveleth museum's 50th induction class.
Suni Lee, 19, plans to finish her sophomore season at Auburn and then return to her gym in Little Canada for Olympic training.
With a 10-year deal with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community expiring Dec. 31, the horse track plans to cut back with a mix of three-day and four-day race weeks.