SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Thrill seekers who hoped to run from a herd of bulls at Canterbury Park next year should make alternate plans.
On Monday night the Canterbury board of directors decided that there were too many uncertainties regarding liability and safety to host "The Great Bull Run." The board says their purpose is to protect shareholders, and they were not comfortable with the potential liabilities so they advised that the event not take place.
Canterbury Park spokesman Jeff Maday said in a written statement that the decision was made now so that the promoter has time to find another host site in the Twin Cities market, should they decide to pursue one.
Organizers of "The Great Bull Run" say the U.S. events will be safer than Spain's annual running of the bulls, with fenced in courses and built-in escape coves for runners to get out of the way quickly.
There will be plenty of disappointment with the decision: Event organizers say more than 500 people had signed up for a potential event in Shakopee.
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