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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 […]

Win an Entry To $3m NHC this Saturday at Canterbury Park

With the Canterbury Park Racebook now re-opened and operating daily, the handicapping contest schedule is taking shape beginning with this Saturday’s $3 million National Horseplayers Championship Last Chance Qualifier contest. One entry to the Aug. 27-29, 2021 NHC will be awarded. The format is simple. Entry fee is $100 (plus $50 for those that do […]

R2K Continues, NHC news and Derby Future Pool 2

Road to Kentucky Promo Graphic

Canterbury Park’s Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest, the weekly skills test that takes horse players right up to the First Saturday In May, continues Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs as they conduct the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, a Grade 3 race at 1 1/16 miles. First post of the 12 race card, which also […]

Turning $1.80 into $457 at Canterbury College

Live horse racing at Canterbury Park in Minnesota.

It’s been a fun ride during the past four installments of Canterbury College. But nothing topped the excitement of our final class on April 8, when one of my fellow students scored a winning superfecta for $457! I’m rookie handicapper Kris Janisch, and hopefully you’ve enjoyed following along with my journey during Canterbury Park’s free […]

Learning About Betting at Canterbury College

Paddock analyst Brian Arrigoni speaks with a guest at Canterbury College.

The rubber met the road at Week 4 of Canterbury College. After three weeks of learning how to read a racing form and dissecting that information, we got into betting during the March 25 class. I’m Kris Janisch, a rookie horseplayer who has been taking Canterbury Park’s free five-week handicapping course. Find previous installments of […]

Rookie Handicapper: Taking a Shot at Canterbury College

Week 3 at Canterbury College.

Brian Arrigoni had a good day. Our Canterbury College professor accurately picked the winners of the first two simulcast races we watched… then made a wager on the third. And won on horse that went off at 7-1. This is rookie handicapper Kris Janisch back with you to recap the latest from Canterbury College, where […]

Kevin Gorg: What to Expect at the 2017 Breeders’ Cup

Kevin Gorg on Breeders' Cup 2017

Kevin Gorg, handicapping expert, provided a rundown of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup and what to expect at what he calls the “Super Bowl of horseracing.” Here he is on Wednesday, Nov. 1, giving his insights, long-shots and tips just minutes before a Canterbury College alumni event. Kevin Gorg on the 2017 Breeders’ Cup. from Kris […]

Horse Player World Series Satellite

Canterbury Park may not have live racing for another six months, but the money making opportunities still abound in the clubhouse during the off-season. Many reading this blog have probably at least SEEN an advertisement for a handicapping contest of some sort. They come in several shapes, sizes, and formats but to the victor or […]

Sifting Through the Chalk

“Money, horse racing and women, three things the boys just can’t figure out” – Will Rogers (1879-1935) The above quote attributed to American entertainer and humorist Will Rogers was uttered in a different era. It was an era where news traveled slowly. There were no computers, no iPhones, and no internet. It was an era […]