Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minn logo

Take a Charter to the Derby

IT’S THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME – AND A LIFETIME OF CHANCE (credit to Dan Fogelberg) Minnesota owners Joni and Barry Butzow have a Kentucky Derby contender. Their horse Zozos will be running at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Canterbury Park and Creative Charters have made arrangements for fans to be able […]

Horsemen, Join Us for Our 2019 Live Racing Season

Horse racing at Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park is enthusiastically planning for the 2019 live racing season, our 25th under current management. Looking to build on a fantastic 2018 season that saw record purses and handle, our 2019 meet begins May 3. And we have several exciting announcements about this summer and the 66 race days on tap. Track Improvements Following […]

Track Analyst Brian Arrigoni Breaks Down the 2019 Pegasus World Cup


Saturday, Jan. 26, is Pegasus World Cup Day at Gulfstream Park. The $9 million Pegasus has attracted the best of the best in thoroughbred racing. New this year is the $7 million Pegasus Turf Cup, part of a 12-race program that begins at 10:30 a.m. central time. This is also the free-to-enter Road to Kentucky […]

Handicapper Kevin Gorg Breaks Down the 2018 Breeders’ Cup

Kevin Gorg 8-18-18 CBY

Handicapper Kevin Gorg talks about the 2018 Breeders’ Cup, including which horse he likes in the $6 million Classic on Saturday, Nov. 3. How to watch and wager at Canterbury Park Don’t Miss the 2018 Breeders’ Cup, Simulcast Live from Canterbury Park More Breeders’ Cup Analysis from Paddock Analyst Brian Arrigoni

2018 Breeders’ Cup Picks and Tips from Our Paddock Analyst


The 2018 Breeders’ Cup is coming up Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, and with millions being wagered during one of the biggest weekends of racing all year, it’s time to start handicapping. With that in mind, we asked Canterbury Park Paddock Analyst Brian Arrigoni for advice about the Breeders’ Cup, what to expect, and how […]

Don’t Miss the 2018 Breeders’ Cup, Simulcast Live at Canterbury Park!

Breeders Cup at Canterbury Park

No matter if you’re a casual racing fan or a serious horseplayer, the 2018 Breeders’ Cup has something for everyone. Set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and some of the sport’s best horses descend on Churchill Downs for a two-day racing spectacular. You can watch and wager on all […]

Learning About Betting at Canterbury College

Paddock analyst Brian Arrigoni speaks with a guest at Canterbury College.

The rubber met the road at Week 4 of Canterbury College. After three weeks of learning how to read a racing form and dissecting that information, we got into betting during the March 25 class. I’m Kris Janisch, a rookie horseplayer who has been taking Canterbury Park’s free five-week handicapping course. Find previous installments of […]

Hold for More prepares for Canterbury

Hold for More

Hold for More, the all-time leading money earner in Canterbury Park and Downs history, is training at Will Rogers Downs in preparation for the live meet at Canterbury Park. Trainer Francisco Bravo may start the Minnesota-bred horse in a stake at the Claremore, Okla., track soon. Last season, Hold for More won at Will Rogers […]

Saturday is Full of Racing Action

Amy's Challenge will continue her quest toward the Kentucky Oaks on Saturday, March 10.

Tampa Bay Derby, San Felipe, Gotham, Santa Anita Big ‘Cap, Canterbury Horse of the 2017 Meet Amy’s Challenge and much more is in store this Saturday for race fans and bettors. $25,000+ Road to Kentucky The weekly free-to-enter Road to Kentucky Contest continues, of course, with the contest track being Tampa Bay Downs, all 12 […]

Rookie Handicapper: Week 2 at Canterbury College

Track announcer Paul Allen speaks to attendees of Canterbury College.

After our first week at Canterbury College, I was so excited to utilize my newfound ability to read a racing form and put it into action. Easier said than done. We have a ways to go, my friend. I’m Kris Janisch, a member of the marketing team here at Canterbury Park. While I always enjoy […]