Trainer Jason Olmstead Wins North Star State Derby and Futurity

Relentless Legacy takes Derby; Beep Beep Rev Rev by a length in Futurity Trainer Jason Olmstead won the first three quarter horse races of the Canterbury Park season Wednesday. The seven-time training champion scored his first win of the night with maiden Chloes Magic who paid $3.80. His second came in the $28,000 North Star […]

Olmstead Ready For Quarter Horse Racing To Begin At Canterbury

Jason Olmstead has been the leading quarter horse trainer at Canterbury Park the past seven seasons and he fully intends to win his eighth title. Olmstead could be well on his way after the first three quarter horse races of the meet, where he trains the favorite in each, are run Wednesday night. In the […]

Canterbury Park 2022 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule

15 stakes headlined by $150,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity Canterbury Park’s 2022 mixed meet will feature 15 quarter horse stakes races with the centerpiece being the 35th running of the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity on Aug. 10 offering an estimated purse of $150,000. Quarter horse racing will be conducted on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the […]

Dickey Bob Again Best in $38,900 Cash Caravan Stakes

Maudest Maven wins The 1889 Futurity Dickey Bob, a six-year-old Minnesota bred quarter horse, won the $38,900 Cash Caravan Wednesday night at Canterbury Park. This was the third Cash Caravan win in four years for Dickey Bob, who is owned and was bred by Judy and Bruce Lunderborg of Gibbon, Minn. He also won the […]

Trainer Jason Olmstead sweeps two quarter horse stakes

Tuesday night at Canterbury Park belonged to the track’s leading quarter horse trainer Jason Olmstead as he swept the co-featured Skip Zimmerman Memorial Stakes and the North Star State Futurity.  Juice Is Loose won the $28,500 Skip Zimmerman by one-half length under Edwin Escobedo for owners Tom Maher and Stephen Williams, covering 350 yards in […]

Hardy and Olmstead Major Players In Quarter Horse Derby

Two names synonymous with Minnesota quarter horse racing account for seven of the 10 starters in the $83,000 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby on Wednesday evening. Hall of Fame trainer Ed Ross Hardy qualified four 3-year-olds in the three trials held July 28 while Jason Olmstead, a lock to win his seventh consecutive training title, […]

Danjer Too Great In Canterbury Park Championship Challenge

Danjer, the 1 to 9 favorite in the Grade III $52,360 Canterbury Park Championship Challenge, easily won the 440 yard race over a sloppy track by 2 1/4 lengths on Tuesday returning $2.20 to win. Dean Frey trains and co-owns the 5-year-old quarter horse, who has won 12 of 22 lifetime starts and $1,093,770 in […]

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 Night Full of Quarter Horse Racing Tuesday

Two trials will be conducted Tuesday for the Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby with the 10 fastest horses qualifying for the Aug. 11 final. The final will be the 33rd running of the QH Derby dating back to the inaugural in 1986. That race was won by 3-year-old Throb for owner Pine Tree Racing Stable. […]

Fastest Day In Minnesota Sports Tuesday With Six Quarter Horse Stakes

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All quarter horse program includes Grade 3 BOA Canterbury Park Championship Challenge Canterbury Park’s Tuesday racing program won’t take long or at least the races themselves won’t, as the 10-race program features quarter horse racing exclusively with distances ranging from 250 yards, usually clocking in at just over 13 seconds, to 870 yards. Track officials […]