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Gulfstream Park with Holy Bull featured in Road to Kentucky Contest

Week three of the 16-week Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest in the Canterbury Park Racebook centers around the 12-race program at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. The Derby prep at Gulfstream, and for contest purposes a double-point race, is the Holy Bull Stakes. Two additional Derby preps are also part of the contest: The Withers from […]

Road to Kentucky Contest on to Oaklawn

This Saturday in the Canterbury Park Racebook the Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest continues with racing from Oaklawn The free-to-enter contest series that runs each Saturday through Kentucky Derby Day is underway. Weekly and overall prizes are awarded throughout the 16-week event. Get ‘capping and get to the Racebook for your chance at cash prizes. […]

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest begins Saturday, January 21

The 16-week Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest begins this Saturday with 14 races from Fair Grounds in New Orleans. R2K has been an annual staple of winters in the Canterbury Racebook since originating in 1998. While formats, prizes and scoring have changed over the years, the consistency has not. The contest features the best Kentucky […]

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 […]