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Canterbury Park Fast Facts

10 percent takeout $.50 Post Time Pick 4 wager

  • Begins with the first race each day as well as a

10 percent takeout $.50 Pick 5

  • Each day on the final five thoroughbred races.

The takeout rate on both wagers is an industry low, resulting in a larger portion of the wagering pool being returned to winning bettors. Both are traditional wagers distributing the full pool less takeout to bettors selecting the first-place horse in each leg of the wager.

All-Turf Pick 3 with 14% takeout on Wednesdays.

  • The All-Turf pick 3 sequence will consist of three turf races, not necessarily run consecutively.

Opening Night Saturday May 27 –  first post 5 p.m. central
Sunday, May 28 – first post 1 p.m. central
Monday, May 29 – first post 1 p.m. central

Canterbury Park’s 54-day race meet runs May 27 through Sept. 16.

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2023 Live Racing Calendar – 54 Days


In 2022, a record daily average $1.525 million was wagered on Canterbury’s races.

2023 Stakes Schedule

Win your way to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and the National Horseplayers Championship.
Play in the Canterbury Park BCBC / NHC Qualifier powered by Xpressbet on Sept. 13.






2023 Xpressbet Handicapping Contests offered weekly
$40 feeder contests every Wednesday to win entry to $300 feeders.
$300 feeder contests on June 21, July 15, August 12 and Sept. 9. These feed to the $2,000 Canterbury Park BCBC / NHC Qualifier on Wednesday, September 13.
More information at

Learn more about the history of Canterbury Park in the 2023 Media Guide.