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Opening Night A Success

Day 1 of the 54-day season, the 30th since the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack reopened in 1995, began with the veteran Minnesota-bred Thealligatorhunter winning by a half-length in an enterprising trip that saw the 6-year-old checking in traffic in the early stages and rallying from off the pace in the stretch, while drifting out ever so […]

Canterbury Park Cards Eight Races for Saturday’s Start to 30th Racing Season

77 horses entered; first race at 5:15 p.m. plus Preakness simulcast Canterbury Park will begin its 30th season of live horse racing on Saturday with an eight-race program beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first race will be followed by a simulcast of the 149th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, from Pimlico […]

2024 Canterbury Park Live Meet Preview

provided by The Oracle Opening day of the 2024 Canterbury Park live racing meet is Saturday, May 18!  That means it’s time to look back at the 2023 Canterbury Park live meet from a statistical standpoint and use that data to help us better predict the outcomes of the 2024 Canterbury Park races. Canterbury Park […]

30th Season of Horse Racing at Canterbury Park Begins May 18

54-day meet, designed to increase wagering and on-track attendance, runs through Sept. 28. Canterbury Park will begin its 30th season of live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing Saturday, May 18. The 54-day season, with racing conducted primarily on Thursdays and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m., will run through Sept. 28. Changes […]

77 entered for Canterbury Park opener on May 18

Entries were taken Saturday morning for the May 18 opening night eight-race program. A Minnesota bred maiden sprint was oversubscribed with three also eligibles. Two of the eight contests will be run on the already lush turf course. “This is a great start,” Sr. Manager of Racing Operations Amber Carlisle said. “Many of the horses […]

Canterbury Park Backstretch Open for Business as ’24 Meet Nears

The Canterbury Park backstretch opened today. What will be a weeks-long process of filling the nearly 1,200 stalls began with the arrival of 4 horses trained by Katlin Bedford, completing a two-day journey from New York. Seven horses for Miguel Silva, last season’s sixth leading trainer, arrived shortly after with another load on the way. […]

Amber Carlisle Promoted To Canterbury Park Racing Operations Sr. Manager

Canterbury Park officials announced today the promotion of Amber Carlisle to Senior Manager of Racing Operations. In her expanded role, Carlisle will oversee the racing office and work closely with the general manager and other departments to plan and execute Canterbury Park’s live racing operations. Carlisle has been involved in the racing industry for several […]

News and Notes April 15

With the live racing season less than five weeks away, activity on the backstretch has reached hyper-speed in preparation for the opening on the backstretch on Wednesday, May 1. The three new 108-stall barns have been under construction since Fall and are nearing completion. A new stable gate entrance and guard shack near the quarter […]

A Look at Saturday’s Arkansas Derby with Crystal Conning

Crystal Conning (L) hosts Oaklawn Today with Nancy Holthus. With the Kentucky Derby just five weeks away, prep races take on a heightened significance as major 3-year-old contenders make their final start in an attempt to earn a stall in the gate on the first Saturday in May. This Saturday Oaklawn Park will run the […]

First Condition Book for Canterbury Park Racing Season Now Available

54-day meet, May 18 – Sept. 28, will offer increased purses, revised conditions and new starter incentive. Canterbury Park racing officials today made available the first condition book, listing races planned for the first 11 days of the 54-day season that will run May 18 through Sept. 28. Per-race overnight purse payments have increased on […]