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Amy's Challenge

By Noah Joseph Each year, there is always one stakes race that receives major attention. Sometimes it has to do with the history and prestige behind it. Other times it has to do with the purse money involved; or perhaps the quality of the horses competing in the race. In 2017, Canterbury had a race […]

Flash Back/ Fast Forward

Arguably the most anticipated horse race in the past five years at Canterbury Park was conducted Sept. 16, 2017, the final day of that meet.  The $80,000 Shakopee Juvenile at a distance of six furlongs. A showdown between Amy’s Challenge and Mr. Jagermeister. Amy’s Challenge was a 2-year-old filly that had raced just once five […]

Oaklawn Park Opens Friday; Canterbury Regulars Galore

Racing at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas begins this Friday afternoon. The winter/spring meet with huge purses and many of the best trainers from across the country should again provide not only exciting action but large betting pools. Oaklawn has extended its meet from the traditional mid-April end date up to May 4, Kentucky […]

Backside news and Notes April 29, 2018

Horses are gradually filling the stalls on the Canterbury backside with the 70-day race meet just five days away. The May 4 opening night program will feature eight races, with entries for the first day taking place Tuesday. Saturday’s card has two $50,000 stakes races: The Paul Bunyan and the L’etoile du Nord. Nominations for […]

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 […]

San Vicente Field Includes Mr. Jagermeister

The $200,000 Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday drew six entries including Minnesota-bred Mr. Jagermeister trained by Valorie Lund. Post time for the 7-furlong sprint is set for 4:30 p.m. central. Mr. Jagermeister, who will be ridden by Geovanni Franco, will start from post two just outside 6 to 5 morning […]

Free-to-Enter Handicapping Contest Continues; Amy’s Challenge Has Set Back

Horses at the gate.

Canterbury’s Horse of the Meet, Amy’s Challenge, will not race Friday at Keeneland after suffering severe cramping, know as tying up, earlier this week at the Lexington, KY racetrack. Read more about it in this report from DRF’s Nicole Russo. Amy’s Challenge recorded the highest Beyer Speed Figures of any filly in North America in […]

Keeneland Fall Meet begins Friday

Keeneland begins its 17-day fall race meet this Friday, Oct. 6. The three-day opening weekend features nine stakes races with $3.75 million in purses and Breeders’ Cup implications galore. The Canterbury Racebook will carry all the action. Here are the first nine stakes of the meet: Friday $400,000 G1 Alcibiades – BC Juvenile Fillies prep […]

Amy’s Challenge Earns 92 Beyer Speed Figure and other news

Amy's Challenge

Yesterday’s Shakopee Juvenile on the final day of the meet should be enough to satisfy the desires of local racing fans as they wait for spring and the start of the 2018 meet. What was hyped both here and nationally as the race of the Canterbury season, the $80,000 six furlong sprint featuring some of […]


Amy's Challenge

BY JIM WELLS You can put a stamp on it. Mail it home. The verdict is in. The hype was real. Canterbury Park saved the best for last. The race of the year was just that. As anticipated when the race was written, the best horses showed up. The lineup was one for 2017 and […]