Canterbury Park 2021 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule features $175k est. Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity and across-the-board purse increases

Canterbury Park’s 2021 quarter horse racing season will offer 15 stakes races and increased overnight purses. The Shakopee, Minnesota racetrack’s 65-day mixed-breed meet begins May 18 with the first quarter horse races set for May 31.  The Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, the richest race of the season featuring an additional $20,000-added in purse money in […]

A look at the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity Qualifiers

The richest quarter horse race of the Canterbury Park season is July 6: The $122,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity. Here is a look at the 10 qualifiers. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEJ7Vm5gHd8&w=560&h=315]  

Canterbury Qs Invade Iowa

Prairie Meadows hosts a huge day of racing this Saturday with qualifying races for the Bank of America Challenge Championships. The finals for the event will be held this year for the first time at Prairie Meadows on October 27. This racing series is the quarter horse equivalent of the Breeders’ Cup with the best […]

Goodwin Makes the Right Call

Nik Goodwin (pictured on Huckleberry Mojito) was making the rounds of the barns with his agent, Jesse Lomelli, a week or so before the meet got under way in May. They were trying to scare up business, but that immediate business was interrupted by a phone call. The Ed Ross Hardy barn was on the line […]

Quarter Horse Racing Winding Down

Canterbury’s 2012 quarter horse meet has essentially come to a close with only a couple of stakes races remaining. If you’ve become attached to these sprinters, don’t despair: the quarter horse meet at Prairie Meadows begins this weekend and runs through the end of October. Just four hours away in Altoona, Iowa, Prairie Meadows is […]

The Cash Caravan Returns

Sunday marks the return of a race that has not been held at Canterbury Park in four years: the Cash Caravan Stakes. The Cash Caravan is restricted to Minnesota-breds, three-year-olds and up, running at the classic distance of 440 yards. Cash Caravan’s racing career spanned three years; the Welika Cash gelding earned over $80,000 in […]

The Filly & Mare Bonus Challenge

Filly power is in full force on Saturday, August 4th, as Canterbury hosts its second annual Fillies Race for Hope event, raising money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The no-boys-allowed race card includes four stakes, one of which is reserved for the fastest girls on the track: the Fillies and Mares Race […]

Bob Morehouse On Tap

Some of Canterbury’s top older horses return to the track this week for the 13th running of The Bob Morehouse Memorial Stakes, a 400-yard race for three-year-olds and up. Though it is an open event, preference goes to Minnesota-breds, and only one entry in the field hails from outside the state. Thursday, July 26th: The Bob […]