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Oaklawn Featured in Saturday’s Road to Kentucky Contest

The next step to the Kentucky Derby is The Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Canterbury Park’s annual Road to Kentucky Contest will feature the entire 12-race program from the Hot Springs, Arkansas racetrack. First post, and thus the contest entry deadline, is noon central.

Entrants to this free contest select one horse in each contest race and receive points based on the mutuel prices. Those accumulating the most points overall win cash. The top five best scores are rewarded. The Rebel is a double-point Derby prep race.

Do You Believe?

Think your Road to Kentucky score will be competitive?  Then back it up in the Bet On Yourself in R2K Contest each week. Bet On Yourself in R2K is a series of single-day contests held each Saturday of Road to Kentucky where you submit a $10 entry fee and compete for a prize pool consisting of all entry fees collected on the day of each contest with the winner being determined by the highest score recorded by an entrant in that day’s Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest .

Of the players entered each date, the entire pool of entry fees collected that day will be paid as the prize pool to the entrant with the highest score. The winner also receives one 2023 Handicapper of the Year point.

Congrats to Week 5 winner of Richard Eskola who won $200 in prize money for finishing first in the fifth week. Had he entered Bet On Yourself in R2K he would have won an additional $410. Instead, Fernando Montanez swept the Bet On Yourself pool with the sixth best R2K score of the week. Five others passed on a chance to capitalize on their opinion.  Here are the rules.

Spring Tune-Up Super Satellites

Every Thursday through Saturday

Win an entry to the Spring Tune-Up Satellite Contest on March 25, 2023

• $10 Entry Fee for each contest day. Players may enter three times per week.

Players may enter more than once per day. Players may play in up to three $10 Super Satellite contests each week choosing from Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday with the highest individual score from each three-day contest period determining the winner. Three selected tracks (eight races at each track) are offered each Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday. Players can enter three contests in one day (no more than one entry per track per day) if they so choose but total entries for a contest week cannot exceed three. Each entry is $10 per contest track with a limit of three per week.

• Select one horse in each of eight contest races. Points awarded based on a mythical $20 across the board wager.

• One player for every 14 entries from each super satellite session will

win a $140 entry into the Spring Tune-Up Satellite Contest on March 25, 2023

Cash bonus for player with highest individual score in the contest span.


Saudi Cup Saturday

Watch and wager on the Saudi Cup this Saturday.

Racebook opens at 7:30 a.m. Racing begins at 8:05 a.m.


Cupid Cash

Each Thursday in February

MVP Rewards Members can play the “Cupid Cash” Pick and Win game for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Every game is a winner with prizes ranging from 50 Reward points to $500 Free Play! Every Thursday in February 10 AM – 10 PM at kiosks located conveniently in the casino and racebook.

Extreme Horse Skijoring – This Saturday!

Now in its 5th season. Horse racing in the snow, with a twist, is back at Canterbury Park. A horse, most often a quarter horse, and a rider in a stock saddle, run down the stretch pulling a skier through a demanding course complete with gates and jumps as they compete against the clock and another team to qualify for the finals. More than 100 teams, with competitors from around the country, have registered for Saturday’s event.

A popular freestyle show is also featured prominently. Skiers and snowboarders, again pulled by a horse, launch off a 15-foot snow ramp across a 20-foot gap performing tricks and flips. Cowgirls, cowboys, punks, speed geeks, and weekend thrill seekers will compete for cash, glory and prizes with a forecast in the 30s and sunshine making the outdoor stadium seating a perfect vantage point to take in the action.

Get your tickets here!