Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minn logo

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest Winds Back Into Action

Road to Kentucky Promo Graphic

In early March things were moving along smoothly. It appeared Bob Baffert had again stacked the Derby deck in his favor. The major Kentucky Derby preps such as the Louisiana Derby, Arkansas Derby and Florida Derby awaited horseplayers as they sorted out the top 3-year-olds. Canterbury’s Road to Kentucky contest was hotly contested. Prize money […]

Belmont’s Size Makes It A Rider’s Race

BY JIM WELLS It is one-of-a-kind, the only racetrack in the United States with such vast dimensions, awe-inspiring if not intimidating to anyone who has not dealt with its sweeping turns and long straightaways. Its forbidding size can swallow a horse and rider whole if he’s not prepared, doesn’t calculate its differences and transfer them […]

American Pharoah: Memories of a Magical Belmont

By Noah Joseph With another Triple Crown bid on the line this Saturday, the fourth this decade, it’s hard to not think of American Pharoah‘s Triple Crown success. As he became the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years, millions celebrated, not just at Belmont, but at tracks across the country. Canterbury […]

Countdown to the Cup Contest Saturday

NOTICE:  Canterbury Park will be unable to offer wagering on racing from Chantilly Racecourse, which hosts the Arc de Triomphe, on Sunday, Oct. 1 due to an unresolved conflict between Churchill Downs Incorporated and the signal provider. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Canterbury Racebook will open Sunday at 10:00 a.m with […]