Canterbury Park and The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Reach Historic Agreement


  • $75 Million Purse Enhancement Over The Next Decade
  • $8.5 Million  Joint Marketing Payment


Agreement requires approval from Minnesota Racing Commission




On Monday, June 4th, Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced today a ten-year cooperative marketing agreement. Highlights of the new agreement include:
  • Substantially increased purses for live races during Canterbury Park’s race seasons through a purse enhancement program funded by the SMSC, a commitment totaling approximately $75 million over the life of the agreement.


  • New joint marketing opportunities between Canterbury Park and SMSC’s Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, taking advantage of their proximity to one another in the southwest corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, including annual payments to Canterbury Park for joint marketing totaling $8.5 million over these ten years.



This agreement is great news for racing fans, horsemen and Canterbury Park employees!


For more information, please see the following:


June 4 Press Release


Summary of Cooperative Marketing Agreement