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It’s Handicapping Contest Season at Canterbury Park

With just 17 days until the largest Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge of the year, the $120,000 Big Ten BCBC Contest on Sept. 15, Canterbury is offering several opportunities to qualify for much, much less than the $3,000 Big Ten buy-in.

The final Big Ten Super Satellite series takes place Thursday through Saturday. A $10 entry fee provides a chance to win entry to a satellite that feeds into the Big Ten. On Sunday, a $100 satellite will be held that awards a $3,000 entry for each 30 players. Then on Sept. 10, another $100 satellite is in play.

Added recently is a satellite series, Sept. 4, 7, 8 and 10, that awards entries into the 26th annual Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament, America’ first and longest running live bankroll contest.

The Big Ten BCBC on Sept. 15 has 11 BCBC entries up for grabs, more than any other contest this year. Players from across the country will be competing but on track the best score is guaranteed one of the eleven $10,000 BCBC berths.

The Dog Days is Sept. 17 and 18. It calls for a $100 entry fee and $400 live bankroll. Betting is wide open on all tracks offered over the two days, both live and simulcast.

Countdown to the Cup begins Saturday, September 24 offering a free contest with a chance to build your Breeders’ Cup bankroll!

Then in October look for King of the Hill Pigskins & Ponies with info coming soon. But also this……

Pro Football Pick’em Challenge
Come to Canterbury Park and show your skill by picking the winning football teams. Starting Thursday September 8th through Sunday January 8th, 2023. Except week 16 contest runs 11am Wednesday December 21st-Saturday December 24th.

Pick 1 per day starting Thurs, Fri, Sat, up to 11am Sunday.

Earn football points by picking the winning team played on Sunday and Monday. You keep your highest score for 10 weekly prizes and 50 season long prizes. DETAILS

Meanwhile this week on the racetrack………

Redoinit favored in The 1889 Futurity

The 1889 Futurity on Wednesday, restricted to 2-year-olds bred in North Dakota or South Dakota, features a field of 10 including 5 to 2 morning line favorite Redoinit trained by Mallory Norton. The gelding has won three of six lifetime. His most recent win was on July 31 at North Dakota Race Park in the NDQHRA Futurity. He prevailed as the favorite by a neck over Makin It Rayne, who is also in Wednesday’s race. Stormy Smith has the mount on Redoinit.

Norton also trains Hidden Charms who is 9 to 2. Robert Johnson, who trains Makin It Rayne as well as Bhr the Bomb Dot Com and Wb Dashing Brat, won the first two editions of the futurity in 2019 and 2020.

The 350-yard race will offer a purse of $22,500 and will be run as the eighth race on a nine-race program that begins at 5:10 p.m.

Contest Line Up

Sunday, Sept. 4

Big Ten BCBC Sunday Satellite

$100 entry fee / One winner of $3,000 Big Ten BCBC entry for each 30 players
100% of Entry Fees returned as prizes or cash

Players select one horse in all eight Canterbury Park races and earn points based on a mythical $20 across the board wager. Entries, with all selections, must be submitted prior to the first contest race at 1:10 p.m.

Players will designate one of the contest races as a Double Point race and any points earned in that designated race will be doubled.

Here are the Official Rules


Last Chance to win $10 Super Satellite Big Ten BCBC contest
Thursday- Saturday

Win a $100 entry to the Canterbury Park Big Ten Satellite on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Canterbury Park Big Ten Satellite will qualify players to the $120,000 Canterbury Park BCBC Big Ten Handicapping Contest on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Select one horse in each of the eight contest races. Points will be awarded for selections based on the official mutuel payoffs based on a mythical $20 across-the-board wager.

One winner for every 10 entries.  Official Rules 


Big Ten BCBC Satellite – Saturday, September 10

$100 entry fee / One winner of $3,000 Big Ten BCBC entry for each 30 players
100% of Entry Fees returned as prizes or cash


Players will select one horse in each Canterbury Park thoroughbred race and will earn points based on a mythical $20 across the board wager. Points are capped as follows: 600 win; 400 place; 200 show.

Official Rules are here.

$120,000 Big Ten BCBC Handicapping Contest
Thursday, September 15

The Largest Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Qualifier of the Year!


ELEVEN: 2022 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge entries  (BCBC entry valued at $10,000)

$10,000 in cash prizes (All entry fees exceeding value of initial prizes and cash will be returned as prize money. Initial cash and prizes valued at $120,000)

One of the 11 BCBC entries is guaranteed to the highest score of a player participating on track at Canterbury Park.

$3,000 buy-in of which $2,000 is live bankroll and $1,000 is entry fee.

A maximum of two entries per player is allowed.

– Tournament races include all races from Canterbury Park on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

– Permitted wagers are Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Double.

-Players must wager a minimum of five (5) contest races at a minimum of $200 on each of the five (5) races but must wager at least $2,000 total.

– At minimum, players must wager their entire $2,000 bankroll during the contest.

– There are no maximums – players may wager as much as they want, including the winnings from their bankroll, whenever they wish.

-The players with the largest bankrolls after the final contest race will be declared the winners.

Official Rules

Just added !!   Dog Days of Summer Satellite

FOUR-DAY SERIES – SEPT. 4,7,8 and 10

$10 entry fee. One Winner for each 50 entries wins $550 Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Contest entry.

Go here for rules and contest tracks.