This Week in the Canterbury Park Racebook 9/28-10/2

Your journey to the $3 million National Horseplayer Championship begins NOW! $10 Super Satellite Handicapping Contests each Thursday, Friday Saturday through December 3. Win a $100 entry to the December 10 Satellite which feeds the December 17 NHC Qualifier. The NHC  is held in Las Vegas March 10-12, 2023. Find the Super Satellite rules and […]

Odds and Ends from Festival and Final Three Race Days To Come

The 12-race Minnesota Festival of Champions card on Saturday night attracted $2,446,940 in handle, a record for the Festival which has been conducted 29 times. The previous Festival handle record was the 2020 total of $2,048,915. Saturday’s handle is the fourth largest of the 2022 season. Owner/breeder Bob Lothenbach took center stage throughout the evening […]

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week – Juan Carlos Lopez

Juan Carlos Lopez has been with trainer Mac Robertson for 20 years. “I don’t know how he does it,” says Robertson, the winningest trainer in the history of Canterbury Park. “How he does this massive amount of work and so well. I would never have won 1,000 races at Canterbury without Juan Carlos.” Congratulations Juan […]

Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park will crown best Minnesota breds

-$855,000 in purses to be distributed in 12-race card- Entries for the 29th Minnesota Festival of Champions, a night of racing on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Canterbury Park restricted to thoroughbreds and quarter horses bred in the state, attracted a total of 107 horses for 12 races. Owners, jockeys and trainers of those entrants will […]

Bombs Away in The 1889 Futurity

Bhr the Bomb Dot Com wins $22,000 stake at 15 to 1 odds Bhr the Bomb Dot Com entered The 1889 Futurity with no wins from four starts and exited the 350 yard race a winner Wednesday at Canterbury Park. She paid $32.60.The futurity offered a $22,000 purse and was restricted to 2-year-old quarter horses […]

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week – Joel Hernandez

Joel Hernandez plays a vital role in the success of the Karl Broberg barn at Canterbury Park. Joel is extremely reliable, has never missed a day of work, and his performance as a groom is top notch. He has a great attitude and does an exceptional job caring for the horses. Joel is always willing to chip […]

It’s Handicapping Contest Season at Canterbury Park

With just 17 days until the largest Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge of the year, the $120,000 Big Ten BCBC Contest on Sept. 15, Canterbury is offering several opportunities to qualify for much, much less than the $3,000 Big Ten buy-in. The final Big Ten Super Satellite series takes place Thursday through Saturday. A $10 entry […]

Less Is More

By Noah Joseph In 2015, the world of horse racing experienced a high like never before. American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown, and nearly every track in America wanted to have him make an appearance. Canterbury Park was one of those tracks, and they made an offer […]

Jess Rocket Man cruises in $38,500 Cash Caravan Stakes

Jess Rocket Man easily won Thursday’s $38,500 Cash Caravan Stakes at Canterbury Park, covering 440 yards in stakes record time of 21.678 seconds and finishing 1 1/4  lengths better than second-place Trippin Guns. The winner, paying $2.10 as the prohibitive favorite, is owned and was bred by Bruce and Judy Lunderborg who race as Lunderborg […]

Jess Rocket Man Could Dominate $38,600 Cash Caravan Stakes

With two scratches possible in Thursday’s $38,600 Cash Caravan Stakes, Jess Rocket Man figures to be the prohibitive favorite in the 440-yard race restricted to quarter horses bred in Minnesota. Trainer Jason Olmstead indicated that he likely will scratch 4-year-old Jess Rocket Man’s older full brother Dickey Bob and younger full brother Averys Rocket, all […]