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The Canterbury Park backside ranks among the finest in the country, offering a variety of services to horsemen. The stable area has 33 barns and 1,576 stalls. There are more than 200 dormitory rooms and ample shower facilities for the horsemen's convenience.


Both the dirt and turf surfaces were constructed with an emphasis on safety and consistency. The one-mile oval is composed of both natural soil and sand. The seven-furlong turf course includes a mixture of Kentucky bluegrass and rye over a native sandy topsoil.


Attention Horsemen: Canterbury Park is requiring that all horses be vaccinated for EHV-1 between 14 and 60 days prior to arrival on the grounds.  This vaccination should be listed on the horse’s health certificate.  If you have any questions, please refer to the Canterbury Park or Minnesota Racing Commission website’s for more information or call 952-496-6487.


The training track will be open April 25, weather permitting. The main track will open for training beginning April 28, weather permitting.



Training hours will be 6:00 am – 10:00 am daily with one break from 8:00 - 8:30 am.


The Administration Building located on the backside houses the racing office, track kitchen, HBPA office, game room, dentist’s office, and laundry facility. The Chaplaincy program is headquartered in the backside chapel. The track kitchen is open from 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM each day. The Racing Office will open at 8:00 AM on entry days with entries closing at 10:30 AM.