St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway, $100K Car and Cash Madness: March’s Best Bets

Nissan Rogue giveaway 2018
Canterbury Park is giving away a 2018 Nissan Rogue, along with $40,000 in cash, this March!

March is going to be a month full of madness at Canterbury Park!

We’re giving away a new car and pots o’ cash, plus hosting our Minnesota State Poker Championships, sports star autograph event and simulcasting the World’s Richest Race! Bonus points will be paid out in our Racebook and brides can enjoy a fun sip and paint event with their friends!

If you are looking to score this March, come out to Canterbury Park where there is lots of action happening this month.

Welcome back to Best Bets, where we run down all that Canterbury Park has to offer. Let’s get to it!

$100K Car & Cash Madness

We’re kicking the month off in style with our $100K Car and Cash giveaway!

This is your chance to drive away with a 2018 Nissan Rogue at the end of the month, or walk away with your share of $40,000 in cash.

There are plenty of chances to qualify.

Every Wednesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to midnight in March, players who earn 200 points in table games will receive a peel and reveal game piece worth up to $500 in cash. Each game piece will also have a second tab that tells you if you have qualified to win the brand new SUV!

It’s our $100K Cash & Car Madness! Plus, we will give you bonus chances to win this sleek and stylish SUV from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 when one lucky winner will score the new ride!

Ultimate Texas Hold’em Tourney

Ultimate Texas Hold'em TournamentOne of the more popular table games at Canterbury Park is Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

And every day this March, you can qualify for our $10,000 guaranteed Ultimate Texas Hold’em tournament!

All you have to do is hit a full house or better to be entered into the tourney, set for April 13-15.

You can win more than once at Ultimate Texas Hold’em this March!

Don’t know how to play? Let Canterbury Basic Training show you the basics.

Spring Tune Up Super Satellite

Spring Tune Up Super Satellite ContestHorse players! Get in on the action with our Spring Tune Up Super Satellite, back at Canterbury Park through April 7!

You can win a $100 entry to the Spring Tune Up Satellite Contest if you’re handicapping skills are up to snuff. The upcoming contest dates are:

  • March 1-3
  • March 8-10
  • March 15-17
  • March 22-14
  • March 29-31
  • April 5-7


Check out our website to see how the contest works, and follow along to see which of your fellow handicappers is claiming the weekly prize.

MN RV Super Sale

Spring is right around the corner, and our annual RV sale will make you want to hit the road!

Set for March 1-4 in the Canterbury Park Expo Center, the MN RV Super Sale offers big-time discounts on some of the best campers around.

Show hours are:

  • Thursday: Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


You can browse new and used RVs for sale as four dealerships come together to provide with plenty of options to find the perfect camper. Admission is free. Find more information online.

Remington Opening Day Bonus

Remington opening day bonusHit the Racebook on Friday, March 9 for opening day at Remington Park, when we’re giving away 15,000 MVP points!

All you have to do is wager $50 on Remington at Canterbury Park that day to snag your share of the bonus points*.

Opening day at Remington will feature a pair of stakes races, including the $50,000 Eastex Stakes and $65,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes.

*Wagers must be placed with an MVP Card. Points will be allocated on Monday, March 12. 

M-8 Pool Tournaments

The M-8 Pool Leagues Midwest Regional Championships returnsPool sharks will hit a different kind of felt at Canterbury Park this month as the M-8 Pool Leagues Midwest Regional Championships returns!

This massive billiards event will be held:

  • March 8-11
  • March 15-18


You can find the full schedule and registration information on the International Billiards Association’s website.

Kentucky Derby Future Wagers

The Kentucky Derby is less than 75 days away!

March 9-11 is your chance to lock in odds on potential contenders for the year’s biggest horse race.

Kentucky Derby Future Wagers can provide odds that may be more attractive than those available on the day of the May 5 race. Win and exacta wagering are offered in each pool and final odds will be set at the close of the pools on March 11.

Reminder: Our $25,000+ Road to Kentucky handicapping contest continues, as well as our Beat PA challenge!

MN State Poker Championships

Minnesota State Poker Championships Poker players, we’ve got the tournament series for you.

The Minnesota State Poker Championships is back this March with four exciting events!

From March 13-18, we will offer a variety of major tourneys, including:

  • $250 6-Max No-Limit Hold’em – 5 p.m. Thursday, March 15
  • $250 Tag-Team No-Limit Hold’em – 5 p.m. Friday, March 16
  • $350 No-Limit Hold’em – Noon Saturday, March 17
  • $250 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em – Noon Sunday, March 18


In addition, we will offer two satellite events so you can play your way into a major payday.

March 13: $65 NLH, 6:30 p.m.

Top 20% win 200 lammers and $50 cash

March 16: $85 NLH, 12:30 p.m.

Top 20% win 300 lammers plus $50 cash

With several options for your game, the Minnesota State Poker Championship is one of the most anticipated tournament series of the year!

St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway

$5,000+ St. Patrick's Day GiveawayGet in on the green this St. Patrick’s Day and cash in on the luck of the Irish at Canterbury Park!

We’re giving away $5,000 in cash in table games drawings from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Our lucky leprechaun will pick seven winners every half hour, with 77 people getting a share of our pot o’ gold!

Also, our Gold and Silver MVP members who win will get a green $25 chip added to their prize!

You’ll be dancing a jig with our $5,000+ St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

Brides, Brunch & Brushes

Brides, Brunch & Brushes is set for Sunday, March 18.
Brides, Brunch & Brushes is set for Sunday, March 18. (Submitted photo)

Brides! Are you looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate with your gal pals before the wedding?

You have to check out Brides, Brunch & Brushes on Sunday, March 18!

It’s a sip and paint event that includes a four-course brunch sampling, along with a juice and coffee bar. Tickets cost $35 and alcohol will be available for purchase.

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Presented by Bottle and Bottega Minneapolis, Brides, Brunch & Brushes is a great way to express your creativity and take home a personalized memento that commemorates your big day!

Want to know more? Visit our blog, Celebrating Creativity: Brides, Brunch & Brushes.

Cactus League Sports

Some of Minnesota’s biggest sports heroes will be on hand for the Minneapolis Sports Collectible Show and Autograph Convention!

Set for March 23-25, the event will bring out some of the most notable athletes in the state: Adam Thielen, Harrison Smith, Rod Carew and more. This is your chance to get up close and personal with your favorite athletes!


Special VIP signing: Friday, March 23, 4-8 p.m.

Saturday, March 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 25: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tickets: $5, kids 7 and younger free

On-site verification of signatures will be available. Find the full lineup of athletes on the Cactus League Sports website.

Hawthorne Opening Day Bonus

Get your share of 25,000 in MVP points we're giving away on opening day at Hawthorne Race Course!Get your share of 25,000 in MVP points we’re giving away on opening day at Hawthorne Race Course!

Simply bet $100 at Canterbury Park on Hawthorne on Friday, March 30 to qualify for your bonus points!

*Wagers must be placed with an MVP card. MVP points will be allocated to on Monday, April 2.

Dubai World Cup

Our Racebook will open early on Saturday, March 31 for the Dubai World Cup, one of the richest days of racing in the world!

Be here at early to catch all the action from Meydan Racecourse! Total purses are expected to reach $30 million!

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