Organizers say they're optimistic that the event will happen if people follow public health guidance between now and then.
Jake Mauer is perhaps best known for his role at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
The Shakopee track has been running live races during the pandemic.
He died peacefully at his home in Hector, Minnesota.
The racetrack and card casino has been shut down since mid-March.
The festival at Canterbury Park was launched last year.
Another world-famous lineup of stars performing at the second annual music festival.
The three-day festival will be held in late July next year.
Only 108 people showed up to play at Canterbury Park on Saturday.
The newborn colt might be the best athlete in Minnesota in no time.
The average attendance for the 62-day live racing season at the Shakopee racetrack was 6,595 -- a new record at Canterbury Park, the Shakopee Patch writes. That's up 7.3 percent compared to last summer -- which was 6 days shorter because of the state government shutdown. The amount of money wagered was also up 25 percent this year.
Canterbury Park offered its richest purse ever for a single race at the track on Saturday. The $161,000 Mystic Lake Derby was the first significant event since the horse track partnered with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Last month, the owners of Mystic Lake Casino agreed to pay $75 million over the next decade to boost racing purses at Canterbury Park. In exchange, the racetrack will drop its longstanding push to add slot machines. Hammers Terror won the inaugural race, with jockey Lori Keith in the saddle.
Last Saturday was extreme day at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The horse racing track brought out ostriches and camels for a couple of races, as they have done annually for years now. In the final race, track announcer Paul Allen became the first-ever to call a race on helium.
It's Extreme Race Day at Canterbury Park on Saturday. That's when the horses will share the track with camels and ostriches. Some of the jockeys will be out of the ordinary, too, including Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke.
The new 24-page agreement between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux and Canterbury Park goes beyond having the tribe increase race purses in exchange for the track dropping its push for racino – it gives the Shakopee Sioux a major presence at the state's premiere horse racing venue. The tribe likely will heavily market its Mystic Lake Casino at the track. And the Sioux get naming rights to the winner's circle.