Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minn logo

A Night of Records at Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park’s Thursday night race card produced a record payout of $161 for a $2 win wager and a handle record for a non-Claiming Crown racing program when more than $1.26 million was wagered on the 10 races. Congregation won the fourth race at odds of 79.5 to 1 resulting in the $161 payout. The […]


BY JIM WELLS   All that was absent was buttered popcorn, a large Pepsi, maybe some Milk Duds and a plush recliner seat. Cinema, theater, the movies, the show… call it what you like, it doesn’t get any better, not in the opinion of some of Canterbury’s leading lights. Saturday’s third race was not only […]

Jockeys Still Making Moves

In mid-April it was reported here that Ry Eikleberry, last year’s leading rider, would not return to Shakopee to defend that title.  He did leave wiggle room though:   “Things can always change…….,”  Ry said. Apparently they have, as he is now expected to arrive here early in the week according to agent Chad Anderson, who […]

Mystic Lake Derby Day Nears

Go ahead and pick up the champagne, dig out the attire you wore last year for the race, careful to assure everything is the same, not a single accoutrement out-of-place, cross your fingers and don’t say anything that might be construed as a jinx. “My dad’s superstitious,” said Lori Keith. “It will have to be […]