Canterbury Park 2022 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule Offers $2 Million in Purses

Northern Stars Racing Festival and MN Festival of Champions are marquee nights Canterbury Park’s 2022 thoroughbred stakes schedule will feature 27 stakes, 15 on the main track and 12 on the turf, which will offer $2,060,000 in purses. Building on a successful strategy employed over the past two seasons, the stakes races will again be […]

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 […]

Hafner Wraps Up 2021 Canterbury Handicapper of the Year

Ron Hafner told himself the morning of December 18 that he was going to win that day’s NHC Last Chance Qualifier Contest in the Canterbury Racebook. Premonition, coincidence, luck; call it what you will, but it happened. Hafner finished first, won a trip to the January $3 million National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas, and […]

Canterbury Park 2022 Racing Dates Receive Minnesota Racing Commission Approval

65-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet to run May 18 through Sept. 17 Canterbury Park’s request for a 65-day 2022 thoroughbred and quarter horse racing season, Wednesday, May 18 through Saturday, Sept. 17, was unanimously approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission. The Shakopee, Minn. racetrack will conduct a Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday schedule with […]

Canterbury Park Requests 65-Day Season in 2022

Total purses expected to exceed $15 million; Saturday racing to return with evening post time. Canterbury Park officials intend to offer 65 days of live horse racing in 2022. A request for a meet that would run Wednesday, May 18 through Saturday, Sept. 17 has been submitted for approval to the Minnesota Racing Commission. Purses […]

Successful Canterbury Racing Season Concludes This Week

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday programs feature 326 horses in 34 races Canterbury Park’s 65-day racing season comes to an end with 5 p.m. programs Tuesday and Wednesday and a 4 p.m., 13-race program Thursday.  General admission will be free the final three days as part of fan appreciation week to cap a season that began with […]

Canterbury Returns To Horse Racing Wednesday After Nine-Day Break

First 36 days of season show handle increases and stability Horse racing resumes Wednesday at Canterbury Park following a nine-day break while the Shakopee, Minn. entertainment facility hosted Twin Cities Summer Jam, a three-day music festival held in the racetrack infield. The pause allowed horse trainers and their equine counterparts to prepare for the final […]

2021 Canterbury Park Live Meet Preview

by The Oracle Follow The Oracle on Twitter at @Oracle 65 He will provide selections daily. Opening day of the 2021 Canterbury Park live racing meet is Tuesday, May 18!  That means it’s time to look back at the 2020 Canterbury Park live meet from a statistical standpoint and use that data to help us […]

Industry-Low 10% Takeout On Pick 5 and Pick 6 at Canterbury Park

Wagers offered daily during 65-day meet that begins May 18 Canterbury Park officials announced today that the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s industry-low  10 percent takeout rate on the $.50 Pick 5 wager will return for the 2021 racing season and that a $1 Pick 6 wager, also with an industry-low 10 percent takeout, will be offered […]