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Amber Carlisle Promoted To Canterbury Park Racing Operations Sr. Manager

Canterbury Park officials announced today the promotion of Amber Carlisle to Senior Manager of Racing Operations. In her expanded role, Carlisle will oversee the racing office and work closely with the general manager and other departments to plan and execute Canterbury Park’s live racing operations. Carlisle has been involved in the racing industry for several […]

News and Notes April 15

With the live racing season less than five weeks away, activity on the backstretch has reached hyper-speed in preparation for the opening on the backstretch on Wednesday, May 1. The three new 108-stall barns have been under construction since Fall and are nearing completion. A new stable gate entrance and guard shack near the quarter […]

Canterbury Park Announces 2024 Summer Entertainment Schedule

Live music, comedy, car show, rodeo and Derby Party Canterbury Park’s summer entertainment schedule offers much more than the signature live horse racing season and 24/7 casino action. Over the past weeks, several events have been announced including live music on select Fridays, a mid-July professional rodeo, and early fall comedy show. “We continue to […]

Attention Horsepeople! Stall Applications Due April 2

Stall applications for Canterbury Park’s upcoming racing season are due to the racing office by Tuesday, April 2. The 54-day meet will run May 18 through Sept. 28. Per-race overnight purse payments have increased on average by 10 percent for both thoroughbred and quarter horse races. More than $10 million in purse money is expected […]

A Look at Saturday’s Arkansas Derby with Crystal Conning

Crystal Conning (L) hosts Oaklawn Today with Nancy Holthus. With the Kentucky Derby just five weeks away, prep races take on a heightened significance as major 3-year-old contenders make their final start in an attempt to earn a stall in the gate on the first Saturday in May. This Saturday Oaklawn Park will run the […]

First Condition Book for Canterbury Park Racing Season Now Available

54-day meet, May 18 – Sept. 28, will offer increased purses, revised conditions and new starter incentive. Canterbury Park racing officials today made available the first condition book, listing races planned for the first 11 days of the 54-day season that will run May 18 through Sept. 28. Per-race overnight purse payments have increased on […]

Canterbury Park 2024 Thoroughbred Stake and Handicap Schedule

Open and state-bred stakes clustered on featured Saturday nights throughout 54-day season. Canterbury Park racing officials announced a stake and overnight handicap schedule spread across the 54-day season, offering opportunities for open-company and Minnesota-bred thoroughbreds to race on both turf and dirt at various distances. Twenty-five stakes and handicaps will be conducted with purses totaling […]

Road To Kentucky Contest Begins Saturday

Canterbury Park’s annual Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest begins its 16-week run this Saturday and continues each Saturday through Kentucky Derby Day, May 4. Each week the entire card from a feature track will be used for the contest. Bonus races will be Derby Prep races, sometimes held at tracks other than the feature. Players […]

Handicapping Contests Get Underway in Canterbury Racebook

Following an 11-day break in handicapping contest action and the crowning of the 2023 Canterbury Park Handicapper of the Year, three-day-a-week Spring Tune-Up super satellite play begins Thursday, Jan. 11 followed by the annual Road to Kentucky Contest held each Saturday from Jan. 20 through May 4. In conjunction with R2K is the Bet On […]