Holiday Gift Guide for the Canterbury Park Fan

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A gift guide for the horse racing, poker or table games fan in your life. (Coady Photography)

Horse racing in MinnesotaAs you make your list and check it twice this holiday season, you might come across someone who’s a fan of Canterbury Park.

Whether he or she is into horseracing, big events, poker or table games, we have put together a holiday gift guide to help you come up with the perfect present.

If you would like more information on gifts from Canterbury Park, stop by reception, call 952-445-7224 or email

Canterbury Park Gifts

• Season Pass to Canterbury Park

A 2019 season pass to live racing is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about a present for the horse racing fan in your life. And Canterbury Park has great pricing options if you buy during the holiday season:

Now to Dec. 31, 2018: $35

• Snocross Tickets

Snocross in MinnesotaEvent tickets are always a thoughtful gift, and we always have something fun going at Canterbury Park, including championship Snocross racing!

AMSOIL Championship Snocross, the No. 1 snowmobile race series in the world, returns this Jan. 4-5. There are a number of seating options available for this exhilarating event, indoors and outside.

Find out more about Snocross and get your tickets today.

• Extreme Horse Skijoring

If you missed our inaugural Extreme Horse Skijoring event last time around, don’t miss the excitement when it returns to Canterbury Park on Saturday, Feb. 23! Skijoring is an adrenaline-packed race that involves a skier being pulled behind a horse! Competitors can reach speeds as fast as 40 mph as they maneuver through gates and other obstacles.

Learn more about Extreme Horse Skijoring and buy tickets now.

• For the Younger FanKid's jockey helmet

There’s something magical about horses that captures the imagination of children. If you’re shopping for a youngster who loves to watch horse races, get the kiddo something beyond a plastic horse and purchase kids gear or gifts from the Canterbury Gift Shop, available at Valet during the non-live racing season.

These jockey helmets (pictured here) are always popular, a horse on a stick or even a Canterbury baby bib would be a fun present for Christmas for the little ones.

• Canterbury Park Gift Certificate

If you’re unsure about a season pass to Canterbury Park, how about a gift certificate?

They can be used for tickets, a special table overlooking the live-racing action, food or for items from the gift shop.

• Chips

Cash is always a nice gift, and chips from Canterbury Park function much the same way. Plus, you can get red and green chips to keep things in the Christmas spirit.

• Canterbury SwagFancy cowgirl boots

If you simply want to opt for Canterbury Park-branded merchandise, we’ve got a ton of options for every budget, including:

• Stylish T-shirts and pullovers
• Mugs and tumblers
• Jackets and sweatshirts
• Derby style hats
• Pink Sequin Cowgirl boots

Horse Racing Gifts

Other gifts for the horse racing enthusiast in your life include…

• Artwork

From vintage posters of famous tracks to simple paintings of horses pounding toward the finish line, artwork can be a fun and unique gift.

A few we like include:

• Belmont Stakes typography
• Anything from Fred Stone
• Vintage horse racing posters

• Books

If the racing fan you know is also an avid reader, a book can be a great gift. The latest book on handicapping from the Canterbury Park gift shop… a historical piece like Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit… or a fictional novel from British author Dick Francis.

• Hats

DerbyHats_girlsNo Kentucky Derby outfit is complete without a head-turning hat!

Pinterest has some colorful, funky and downright stylish ideas for hats for race day. And we put together a video of some of the hats we offer on our blog before last year’s big race day. Check them out!

• Cocktail set

Horse racing and custom cocktails are a perfect pairing. A nice cocktail set for bourbon drinks or mint juleps (always associated with the Kentucky Derby), would make a classy and functional gift. Two we like:

• Bourbon cocktail set
• Mint julep cocktail set

Gambling Gifts

Cash is always a nice gift for someone hitting the Card Casino. But if you want a more personal touch this season, here are a few suggestions.

• Poker Hardware

A good set of poker chips is almost always a useful gift, and you can pick up a decent set for around $30.

When it comes to cards, we like these from Copag.

If your budget is a bit bigger, a poker table could be a fantastic present. Prices have a wide range depending on quality.

• Clothing

Does a shirt that says, “I Don’t Even Fold My Laundry” sound like a great gift? Check out Upswing Poker’s merchandise page for some funny and interesting gear.

Or, for the table games player, check out these cool items on Etsy.

Other Gift Ideas

• Customized playing cards
• Personalized card protector
• Strategy books
• Video poker or blackjack game

From all of us at Canterbury Park, happy holidays!





3 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide for the Canterbury Park Fan”

  1. I want to buy a gift card for our daughter to be used for admission food/drinks etc. Where on this site can I purchase it?

  2. We don’t have gift cards, but we do sell gift certificates at the Cage in the Card Casino that are valid for food, valet, gambling and gift shop items.

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