Annual Road to Kentucky Contest Provides Test of Strength and Stamina

The annual Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest, always free to enter, begins Saturday, January 22 in the Canterbury Racebook. The marathon of a contest with an instant gratification component puts horse players to the test, offering weekly prizes as well as awards to top cumulative scorers over the 16-week event plus a Grand Prize contest […]

Road to Kentucky Contest to Feature Oaklawn

Going into Saturday’s Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, trainer Todd Pletcher had won the Kentucky Derby prep race four of the past eight runnings. Yet it seemed like he had been forgotten when his two entrants, who granted did not look great on paper, were sent to post at odds of 15 and 72 to 1. […]

Better Than Spring Break. Road to Kentucky in Florida

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

This Saturday the weekly and free-to-enter Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest will feature racing at Gulfstream Park including the Florida Derby, a crucial stepping stone to the The First Saturday in May. Also Saturday is an additional Derby prep race, the Jeff Ruby Steaks, from Turfway Park. Contest rules are here. Come to the Racebook, […]

Drop of Golden Sun Races Tuesday at Will Rogers Downs

The race meet at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma begins Monday. The meet is 29 days, running Monday through Wednesday, March 22 through May 26. It will likely be the starting point of 2021 campaigns for several thoroughbreds that will race at Canterbury Park this spring and summer. Canterbury mainstay Francisco Bravo has for […]

Road To Kentucky Handicapping Contest Begins Saturday

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

It is time again, as it has been each year at Canterbury Park for more than two decades, to kick off the annual Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest.  R2K, as it has come to be known, is a popular fixture on the calendar and helps winter-weary horse gamblers make it to spring by following the […]

Oaklawn Opens Friday; Harr Anxious To Ride

Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas begins its 57-day race meet on Friday at 12:30 p.m. with a nine-race card featuring the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, a Kentucky Derby stepping stone. Track officials expect full fields and competitive racing, a belief confirmed by the first two days of entries. New this year on the wagering […]

Rau Wins 2020 Canterbury Handicapper of the Year; Quest for 2021 Title Begins

The start-stop-start-stop 2020 racing year did not deter Shaun Rau from winning the prestigious Canterbury Park Handicapper of the Year title. The 39-year-old horse player from Lakeville, runner up in the 2019 HOY standings, pushed past 2010 winner Ron Hafner to capture the honors by a score of 12 to 10. [final standings here].  Rau […]

BC Pre-Entries Announced; Race Order, Guaranteed Pools and Wagering Menu Set

Breeders' Cup 2020 in Keeneland

Pre-entries for 2020 Breeders’ Cup, scheduled for next week Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky were made public this week. You can find the information on the Breeders’ Cup website  as well as DRF.com in their Breeders’ Cup section. The DRF print edition of BC Advance past […]

Keeneland Fall Meet Begins Friday

A stakes packed fall race meet at Keeneland begins Friday and runs through Oct. 24 with no racing on Mondays and Tuesdays.  A total of 18 stakes worth $4.775 million will be offered, with several featuring runners to be seen at Breeders’ Cup Nov. 6 and 7, also at Keeneland. All 17 days of this […]

Last Chance NHC Qualifier Super Satellite Contests

Last Chance NHC Qualifier Super Satellite

Canterbury Racebook will offer a final onsite opportunity to qualify for the $3 million National Horseplayers Championship when up for grabs is one berth to the winner of the Dec. 19 Last Chance NHC Qualifier Contest. Leading up to that event, $10 entry fee Super Satellites are offered each Thursday through Saturday. In the Supers, […]