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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, […]

Dubai World Cup 2016 – Saturday

Canterbury Park will offer wagering on the Dubai World Cup from Meydan Racecourse. First post Saturday is 6:45 a.m. so expect mutuel windows to be open by 6:30. The $10 million Dubai World Cup, which will feature California Chrome, Frosted, and Keen Ice, is scheduled for noon. Also Saturday is the Road to Kentucky Handicapping […]

Video: The Track Crew

Canterbury’s Track Crew ensures both the dirt track and the turf course are in the safest and fairest conditions possible. Dirt track maintenance includes watering, blading and constant grooming. The turf course requires proper watering as well as divot repair and an entirely different maintenance program. Javier Barajas, track superintendent at Canterbury Park and Meydan […]

An International Track Man

Occasionally, Javier Barajas would spot something, stop his pickup truck, step onto the track and retrieve an item only his well-trained eyes could see. “It’s amazing,” Barajas said. “I’m really blind as a bat.” Barajas, Canterbury Park’s new track superintendent, has the eyes of a predatory bird in situations like this, however, or maybe it’s the […]

Desert, Everglades & Bayou

Pack your bags and head to Canterbury Saturday for a worldwide tour of simulcasting that begins at 8:00 a.m. in Dubai for the World Cup card. Eight races will be offered for your wagering pleasure including the richest race in the universe, the $10 million Dubai World Cup. A field of thirteen entered the World […]