Canterbury Park Announces 2021 Participation Incentive and Shipping Assistance Program

Open Race Overnight Starters in May to Receive Additional $1,000 Incentive Payment Canterbury Park racing officials, with support from the Minnesota HBPA, have announced new 2021 participation incentive programs designed to reward owners that send horses ready to race at the start of the meet. In addition, trainers and owners wishing to participate at the […]

Canterbury Park Offers $2 Million In Thoroughbred Stakes Purses For 2021

Mystic Lake Derby’s $150k purse is richest of 27 stakes; 2021 condition book now available featuring increased overnight purses Canterbury Park racing officials today announced that 27 stakes races with purses totaling $2,060,000 will be run during the 65-day 2021 race meet that begins May 18. The richest of the stakes is the $150,000 Mystic […]

Canterbury Park 2021 Racing Dates Approved By Minnesota Racing Commission

65-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet to run May 18 through Sept 16 Canterbury Park’s request for a 65-day 2021 thoroughbred and quarter horse racing season, May 18 through Sept. 16, was unanimously approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission. The Shakopee, Minn. track will conduct a Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule with racing also […]

Canterbury Park Requests 65-Day Racing Season For 2021

Canterbury Park racing officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission for 65 racing dates in 2021 beginning May 18 and running through Sept. 16. With the request came the caveat that future impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic may necessitate an amendment to the request. Horsemen purses are projected to return to […]

Horses Ready To Race; Entries for June 10 Friday

Training continues at Canterbury Park each day on both the main and training surfaces beginning at 6 a.m. With more than 1,000 horses, mostly thoroughbreds, on the grounds there is continual activity until the 10:30 a.m. close. Anyone with the ability to gallop or proclivity to be a groom or hot walker could begin employment […]

Canterbury Park Announces Purse Structure and Stakes Schedule For Revised 52-Day Race Meet

Daily purses to average $200,000; 27th Minnesota Festival of Champions Sept. 7 After last week submitting for approval to the Minnesota Racing Commission a revised 52-day race meet schedule beginning June 10, Canterbury Park officials today announced an estimated $10 million purse structure and stakes schedule. Daily purse distribution will average nearly $200,000 per race […]

Canterbury Park Requests Revised 2020 Racing Season of 52 Days Beginning June 10

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Live horse racing schedule would require approval of Minnesota Racing Commission; Operational procedures and protocols to be implemented during racing will be provided to state and local officials for review. Canterbury Park officials today submitted a revision of their request for live racing dates for 2020 to the Minnesota Racing Commission. The amended request asks […]

Racing Continues; Mr. Jagermeister to Count Fleet; May joins MRC

Canterbury Park horses

Horse racing continues at a handful of tracks around the country with Tampa Bay Downs, Gulfstream, Oaklawn, Los Alamitos, Will Rogers, Fonner and Remington Park all conducting races. With limited opportunities, field size has grown and handle at tracks like Fonner are reaching historic levels. Currently there is something offered every day of the week […]

Canterbury Park Postpones Opening of Horse Stabling Area

Racetrack Officials Working with Horsemen to Analyze Options for 2020 Season Canterbury Park officials have announced a decision to postpone the opening of the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s horse stabling area until at least Friday, May 1, in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic. This delay in opening also includes access to the main racetrack and other […]

R2K Continues, NHC news and Derby Future Pool 2

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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 […]