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Derby Day in North Dakota to combine racing and fashion Saturday

The North Dakota Horse Park is doing it's best Kentucky Derby impression on Saturday at North Dakota Derby Day.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Horse Park is doing it’s best Kentucky Derby impression on Saturday at North Dakota Derby Day. It’s the final races of the year. We raced over to the track to speak to the general manager about preparation and a trainer looking for a big win General Manager Hugh Drexler says North Dakota Derby…

SD Trainer Didn’t Know If Racing In ND Was Going To Be Possible Due To COVID-19

Haar has around 30 to 40 horses competing in races at the North Dakota Horse Park.

FARGO, N.D – Training horses comes naturally to Amanda Haar. It’s all she’s known ever since she was a little girl watching her dad do the same. Haar is from Aberdeen and has been coming to North Dakota Horse Park for the last seven years. “To come here is honestly probably our favorite track to race at, so to hear…

LIVE: North Dakota Horse Park Prepares For Racing Season Amid COVID-19

Opening weekend is here at the North Dakota Horse Park

  Opening weekend is here at the North Dakota Horse Park. Doors open at 3:30 Friday, July 17th and 11:00 Saturday, July 18th. Horse Park General Manager Mark Bjerke tells us what we can expect this season, how they’re adapting to COVID-19, and lets us meet a few of the horses as they eat breakfast. Categories: Morning – In The…

Horse Racing Season at North Dakota Horse Park Comes to An End

Ladies were encouraged to bring out derby hats for free admission and a chance to win prizes

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Horse Park is closing its doors as the final races come to an end. “I mean, it’s bittersweet. It’s been a long couple months getting things ready to come up to four days of racing,” said North Dakota Horse Park president Mike Schmitz. The final day is all about the ladies and their hats….

Final Weekend of Horse Racing at North Dakota Horse Park

About six dozen horses competed in eight races Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Break out those Derby hats and lawn chairs; it’s the final weekend for horse racing at the North Dakota Horse Park. Races have been going on throughout July. About six dozen horses competed in eight races today. Organizers say tomorrow they’re expecting to see the biggest day in terms of purse money. That’s the amount of money…

North Dakota Horse Park Releases Reduced Horse Racing Schedule For 2019

They are also offering themed events each night of racing

FARGO, ND — Get ready to root for your favorites during another season of horse racing in Fargo. North Dakota Horse Park officials have confirmed four days of live racing: July 19, 20, 27 and 28. The racing season was shortened this year due to a concern that there wouldn’t be enough purse money to attract horses and jockeys for…

North Dakota Horse Park Gallops Into New Season of Racing

One man enjoys going to the horse races with his family

FARGO, N.D. — For as long as he can remember, Doug Kesler has loved watching horse races. “I’ve been to quite a few race tracks, and I was actually born in Harvey, and there used to be a really good race track in Fessenden at one time, so I’ve been around horse all my life. I just like the races, it’s…

North Dakota Horse Park Opens for the Season

The racetrack will be open weekends through July 30

FARGO, N.D. — Horses are off to the races this weekend in Fargo.  This year’s live horse racing is back in town for eight days leaving high expectations. “I think this is going to line up to be our best year ever,” said Levi Otis, President of Horse Race North Dakota. More than 250 horses from North Dakota, South Dakota,…