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Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC)

The Minnesota Racing Commission operates in the public interest to ensure the integrity of horse racing and card playing, oversee the proper distribution of funds back into the industry, and provide for the safety and welfare of the human and equine participants. Additionally, the Commission works to promote the horse racing and breeding industry in Minnesota in order to provide economic stimulus, offer residents and visitors an exciting entertainment option, and support agriculture and rural agribusiness.

1100 Canterbury Road
Suite 100
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379-1867
United States

Main Phone:
(952) 496-7950
(952) 496-7954


Jerry Bell
Dave Hooper
Chief Steward
Barbara Colombo
Jenni Bauer
Licensing Clerk
Dan Erhart
Patty Sifferle
General Counsel
Alan Gingold
Stephanie Neises
Compliance Manager
Lisa Goodman
Nicole Edstrom
Licensing Clerk
James Lane III
John Flynn
Director of Security
Camille McArdle
Nick Cummins
Colleen Hurlbert
Program Administrator
Andrew Still
Thomas DiPiasquale
Executive Director
Lynn Hovda
Chief Veterinarian
Joe Scurto
Deputy Director
Properties Regulated
Canterbury Park - Racetrack & Card Casino
Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack
Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) News
Canterbury Park announces phased reopening plan
9 Jun 2020
Live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing season at Canterbury Park - Racetrack & Card Casino will begin on Wednesday, 10 June, following unanimous approval from the Minnesota Racing Commission. read more »

Minnesota Racing Commission opens national search for executive director
21 Nov 2012
Nationwide search for a new executive director to succeed the incumbent who recently retired after 22 years in the position. read more »

Minnesota Racing Commission legislation requires new therapeutic medication limits
21 May 2012
New regulations will reflect the sophistication of new testing technology while assuring integrity of horse racing and the welfare of equine athletes. read more »