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Handicapper of the Year and more

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Bruce Meyer 2014 Canterbury Park Handicapper of the Year

Bruce Meyer won the Canterbury Park Handicapper of the Year title for the third time in four years. Points were awarded throughout the year based on finish position in various handicapping contests.  Meyer finished with 24 points, 14 more than Kalib Martin and Ron White who tied with 10.

“I didn’t do anything different this year than I did last year when I only got five points,” Meyer said. “My results were just more favorable.”

Meyer receives $2,000 in prize money and a trophy. Martin and White split the $500 second prize.

The 2015 Handicapper of the Year contest begins Jan. 1 with a HPWS Super Satellite.


New Year’s Eve at Canterbury Park

Following a full slate of daytime racetracks the New Year’s Eve simulcast schedule will include:

5:00 PM Delta Downs
5:15 PM Turfway Park
7:00 PM Australian Racing B
7:10 PM Balmoral Park (H)
8:00 PM Australian Racing
8:00 PM Australian Racing A

Also in the Casino : New Years Eve Staycation & Vacation Giveaway

from 8PM – 2AM
Airline Flight Vouchers or Mystic Lake Casino Hotel® Prize Packages will be given away each hour.

Earlier in the day, Wind Chill Factor races in the first at Fair Grounds at 1:25 p.m., the $90,750 Louisiana Futurity. The 2-year-old filly was bred in Louisiana by the late Cam Casby and is now owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling of Elk River and her trainer Gary Scherer. She is 4/5 on the morning line in a field of seven. The daughter of MN bred race mare Shakopee has won three of four starts, including a maiden win at Canterbury, and more than $171,000 in purse money.


Horse Player World Series Super Satellites Begin Jan. 1

There is another opportunity to win an entry and trip to the 2015 Horse Player World Series in Las Vegas by playing in the HPWS Super Satellites that begin Jan. 1 or the HPWS Satellite on Feb. 21. The Horse Player World Series, at The Orleans Casino Hotel, is March 26 – 28.

Mueller Wins In The Money Contest

Dick Mueller outlasted 89 others to win Saturday’s In The Money Handicapping Contest and the $1,970 prize pool.  The rules required entrants to select a horse in each of Santa Anita’s nine races that would finish in the top three. A missed race meant elimination.  With the must-pay situation the winner would be the player or players that lasted the longest. After race 1 there were 65 players remaining from the original 90; following the second just 41.  After a predictable race 3 there were 37 players left and 22 after race 4 heading into the fifth race and an overwhelming favorite Secret Circle. Twenty of the 22 selected him. One had #5 and Mueller had #7. The chalk and #5 missed the board while #7 won the race and Mueller the $1,970 prize.


Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest begins January 17

Get ready for the free-to-enter Road to Kentucky Contest beginning Saturday, January 17. More than $30,000 in prize money will be paid in weekly and overall prize money.