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Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest begins Saturday, January 21

The 16-week Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest begins this Saturday with 14 races from Fair Grounds in New Orleans. R2K has been an annual staple of winters in the Canterbury Racebook since originating in 1998. While formats, prizes and scoring have changed over the years, the consistency has not. The contest features the best Kentucky […]

Might the Butzows Have A Derby Horse?

Zozos, a 3-year-old colt owned and bred by Barry and Joni Butzow of Eden Prairie, Minn. is undefeated in two starts and now on the Kentucky Derby trail according to his connections.  The Kentucky-bred son of Munnings broke his maiden in a six-furlong sprint at Fair Grounds Jan. 23 then stretched out to 1 1/16 […]

Final Fractions Theory

It’s Kentucky Derby Week. Entries are taken tomorrow followed by post position draw. Then handicapping and prognosticating begins in earnest. The field of 20 needs to be culled. Everyone has a method to get to a contender group and some can convince themselves that only one outcome is possible. A method used by Canterbury analyst […]

Blue Grass, Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial Saturday

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

The Kentucky Derby picture will come into focus by sundown Saturday as three major prep races, the Blue Grass at Keeneland, Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita and the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct will have been run. Each race rewards the winner with 100 Derby-qualifying points which is a green light to the Derby starting […]

Louisiana Derby Featured In Road To Kentucky Contest

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

The Fair Grounds is in deep stretch of the 2020-2021 race meet with just eight days remaining.  This Saturday the New Orleans racetrack hosts the G2 Louisiana Derby along with six other stakes on a 14-race card that begins at 11:20am. The field of eight includes six runners from the Feb. 13 Risen Star. Mandaloun […]

The Derby Has Soule

You’ve seen him around Canterbury during a live racing day. Or if you haven’t seen him, you’ve seen his work. He’s Ryan Soule. He’s worked here as the finish line and paddock camera operator for 15 years. He provides that exciting finish line video you watch while the photo is being deciphered. Ryan’s year-round job […]

Canterbury Park Offers Advance Wagering On Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Silks

Advance betting begins Thursday with Sept. 5 Derby Day capacity limited on track In a sports world turned upside down this spring by the corona virus pandemic, thoroughbred horse racing continued on but even the Kentucky Derby could not escape postponement and will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday, Sept. 5 […]

Free To Enter Handicapping Contest Saturday

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The Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest continues Saturday. There is no fee to enter. Prize money is paid to the top four players based on scores determined by the Win-Place-Show payouts of selections in each race at Saratoga.  In addition, the top two players earn an entry to the Grand Prize contest  which will award […]