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Curt Sampson Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Curt Sampson.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

Just got some sad news of the passing of Curt Sampson. Our prayers and condolences go out to his beautiful wife Marion, his great family and everyone that got to know and loved Curt. RIP


Most know Curt Sampson because of
@CanterburyPark
, but I know him as the man that had high school football PATs land in his backyard. Oh, and I got to drive one of his Corvettes once. Our little community is sure better because of him.


It is with great sadness that we announce Curt Sampson, Chairman Emeritus of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, passed away peacefully this afternoon at the age of 87. Our heart goes out to Randy and the entire Sampson family as they mourn this loss.

Through Curt’s leadership, horse racing was reborn in Minnesota and Canterbury Park was transformed into the gaming and entertainment destination it is today. Curt was a friend to many of us, and the embodiment of our culture of fun, family, community and integrity. He will be deeply missed.

We will have a moment of silence before racing tonight in his honor.

We are deeply saddened to share with you that Curt Sampson passed away today. Curt and his family have been key contributors to the success of the Twins Camp and it’s not an exaggeration to say that without them and the support they provided to the camp in the late 90’s and beyond, the Twins Camp would look very different today. We consider it one of life’s true blessing to have shared an even small portion of his journey in this life with him and extend our heartfelt sympathies to the entire Sampson family, their relatives and the many friends that Curt accumulated over the years. Rest in Peace our good friend. The legacy and example that you have left us will live on for generations to come.

Curt Sampson, Racing Icon & Friend, Passes

As there is sadness in the passing of Curt Sampson, there is an even deeper appreciation of his 87 years of life that were so well lived and so integral to literally everyone involved in Minnesota racing. His last official title was that of Chairman Emeritus of Canterbury Park. But, really, he was the eternal goodwill ambassador and patron saint of the sport we all love, in the state we all love.

With son, Randy Sampson, and Dale Shenian, Hector, Minnesota native son Curt Sampson saved Minnesota racing when they bought Canterbury Downs and reopened it as Canterbury Park in 1994. Ever since that day, unlike so many other racetracks, racing has always been the focus and the passion at Canterbury Park. This included Curt Sampson diving into the breeding and racing of horses, including multiple stakes winner, Wally’s Choice. Curt was all in.

Last year, we at the Minnesota HBPA awarded the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Curt and Randy Sampson. Upon presentation of the award to the Sampsons, Minnesota HBPA President Scott Rake stated that from this time forward the award would be memorialized as the Sampson Lifetime Achievement Award. Amen. Godspeed, Curt Sampson

My heart is broken. Canterbury Park owner Curt Sampson treated me like one of his own for the many years I worked at the track. There is no better person or greater man you would ever meet than Curt. I grew up next door to his niece Emily Sampson in Fridley, one of my closest, dearest friends who died from cancer soon after I started working for the Sampson’s in 2002. The Sampson Family, Canterbury Family and Minnesota lost a great man today. Rest in Peace Curtis, say hi to Emily for me
My heart is broken. Canterbury Park owner Curt Sampson treated me like one of his own for the many years I worked at the track. There is no better person or greater man you would ever meet than Curt. I grew up next door to his niece Emily Sampson in Fridley, one of my closest, dearest friends who died from cancer soon after I started working for the Sampson’s in 2002. The Sampson Family, Canterbury Family and Minnesota lost a great man today. Rest in Peace Curtis, say hi to Emily for me

 


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