Five Stakes Featuring Minnesota Breds Wednesday at Canterbury Park

Hot Shot Kid seeks 15th local victory. Canterbury Park’s 10-race Wednesday program, named Made In Minnesota Day, includes five Minnesota-bred thoroughbred stakes races offering $350,000 in purses. The Minnesota Oaks and Minnesota Derby, each at 1 mile and 70 yards and each with $100,000 purses, are the headliners as the seventh and eight races respectively. […]

Hot Shot Kid Beats Mr. Jagermeister In 10,000 Lakes Stakes

Mac Robertson sweeps state-bred stakes when Ready to Runaway wins Lady Slipper Hot Shot Kid and jockey Francisco Arietta waited patiently behind the pace set by 1 to 9 favorite Mr. Jagermeister before taking aim in mid-stretch to win Wednesday’s six furlong 10,000 Lakes Stakes at Canterbury Park by 1 1/2 lengths. The showdown between […]

State-Bred Stakes Highlight Wednesday Action at Canterbury Park

Three-day racing week Tuesday through Thursday; Two richest Minnesota-breds meet in 10,000 Lakes. The two Minnesota-bred thoroughbreds with the highest career earnings, Mr. Jagermeister and Hot Shot Kid, will face off in the 10,000 Lakes Stakes Wednesday at Canterbury Park, racing six furlongs for a purse of $50,000. The 5-year-old Mr. Jagermeister, winner of 11 […]

Mac Robertson Breaks Records

The freight train was approaching, in fact keen observers knew it had been for years; it was only a matter of when it would arrive. That train is Mac Robertson and the station the historical trainer win total at Canterbury Park and Downs. A couple of weeks back Robertson overtook Canterbury Park Hall of Fame […]

Wet Day Can’t Spoil Triple Crown

BY JIM WELLS A frequent patron of the races stuck his head outside the front door early Saturday to encounter a heavy rain. “Well,” he responded, “Canterbury Park must have something big planned today.” There has been no better forecast of the weather this spring/summer than the schedule at the Shakopee racetrack. If a big […]

Mr. Jagermeister Favored in 10,000 Lakes Stakes Saturday

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Plus, see the 143rd Preakness simulcast at 5:48 p.m. Shakopee, Minn. — Saturday’s 10-race program at Canterbury Park, which begins at 12:45 p.m., features two $50,000 stakes sprints for horses bred in Minnesota, the 10,000 Lakes and the Lady Slipper. In the 10,000 Lakes, each of the six entrants previously won stakes races at Canterbury […]

Lund Weighs Options For Mr. Jagermeister

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Minnesota-bred 3-year-old Mr. Jagermeister continues to train at Turf Paradise as trainer Valorie Lund determines the next race for the 2017 Northern Lights Futurity winner. “There’s not a lot for us unless we want to go in derbys or (Kentucky) Derby preps, which we don’t,” she said.  The plan is to “keep him sprinting for […]

2017: A Look Back


By Noah Joseph Well, it’s that time of the year. Closing weekend is upon us. The 2017 season is almost in the rear-view mirror, and it was a wonderful season. Here’s a look at some of the great moments. For the fans, there was much to see, and parts of the summer had gone to […]

Eleven Entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby


Canterbury Park’s richest race of the season, the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, will be run Saturday evening as the fourth race on a nine- race program that begins at 6:00 p.m. Eleven 3-year-olds were entered for the one-mile turf race. Giant Payday, the 7 to 2 morning line favorite, will start from post position nine […]

Canterbury Hosts 24th Minnesota Festival of Champions Sunday

The annual Minnesota Festival of Champions, a day restricted to the best racehorses bred in the state, will be held for the 24th time Sunday at Canterbury Park. The first of 11 races is scheduled to begin at 12:45 the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. A total of 94 horses have been entered to compete for […]