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After suffering an injury in 2010 while riding at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., 46-year-old Don Proctor says “it feels good to be riding again.” Nick Wagner / The Forum

Horse Park’s leading rider almost didn’t return to racing after accident

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Fargo - North Dakota Horse Park jockey Don Proctor hadn’t slipped his boots into the stirrup of a race saddle since 2010.

The longtime rider was severely injured in a four-horse accident at Canterbury Park on July 3, 2010 – an accident marked as the worst in the Shakopee, Minn., track’s history.

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