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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 […]

Canterbury Park 2024 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule

Northlands Futurity centerpiece of 10-stake schedule; 10% overnight purse increase. Canterbury Park today announced a 2024 quarter horse stakes schedule for the 54-day mixed meet that begins May 18. Ten quarter horse stakes will be offered, highlighted by the Northlands Futurity on Aug. 15. The 350-yard race for 2-year-olds, being run for the 37th time, […]

Is Canterbury Park the snowiest place in the Twin Cities? Snocross a go Jan. 12-13

While Mother Nature has not provided Twin Cities’ snow-sport enthusiasts with much more than a dusting of snow, Canterbury Park will nonetheless host the 16th AMSOIL Championship Snocross Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12 and 13 thanks to multiple snow-making machines churning out massive piles of race-perfect snow using 2.5 million gallons of well water. The […]

Severson Wins 2023 Canterbury Park Handicapper of the Year

Terry Severson won the 2023 Canterbury Park Handicapper of the Year title, earning the honor as well as a $2,000 cash prize. The competition takes place throughout the year in the Racebook with entrants competing in handicapping contests, some free to enter and others with entry fees and live bankrolls, earning points based on success. […]

Canterbury Park 2024 Racing Dates Approved by Minnesota Racing Commission

54-day meet will run May 18 through Sept. 28 Canterbury Park’s request for a 54-day 2024 horse racing season, Saturday, May 18 through Saturday, Sept. 28, was unanimously approved today by the Minnesota Racing Commission. Racing will be conducted on Thursdays and Saturdays at 5 p.m. central and Sundays at 1 p.m. Three Wednesdays will […]