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The Queen’s Gambit

By Noah Joseph Horse racing is a lot like a game of chess. It takes skill and luck, along with perfect timing. One wrong move, and it’s checkmate. But like in chess, you must always expect the unexpected move, no matter where it may come from. And in 2008, such a moment happened in Canterbury’s […]

Handicapping the Lady Canterbury with Optix EQ

by Emily Gullickson  – OptixEQ RACE 6 – LADY CANTERBURY: #9 URBAN FAIRYTALE She comes into this race with solid form this season as well as the experience over today’s course and distance. That takes us back to the 2020 Northbound Pride Oaks with her place finish, a solid effort on the day just no […]

View From the VOX……Can You Believe This?

The Lady Canterbury is my favorite race at Canterbury Park, and this year’s rendition came up good. The Lady C, Northbound Pride Oaks, Mystic Lake Mile, Mystic Lake Derby and Honor the Hero are the marquee events for today’s Canterbury Park Turf Festival. Racing commences at 4:30 pm, and tickets can be secured here at […]

Canterbury Park Turf Festival Offers $350,000 In Stakes Purses Wednesday

$100,000 Mystic Lake Derby richest race of the night Canterbury Park will run the $100,000 Mystic Lake Derby for the ninth time on Wednesday as the richest race of the Canterbury Park Turf Festival which includes four additional turf stakes and four undercard dirt races. Trainer Michael Maker will attempt to win the one mile […]

Canadian Connection

By Noah Joseph Over the last hundred years, Canada has played a major role in the history of thoroughbred racing. From having the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America in the Queen’s Plate to being the home of the legendary Northern Dancer, and even hosting the Breeders’ Cup in 1996. Canada’s influence can […]

Foreign Invasion

Fieldy Lady Canterbury

By Noah Joseph Horses, like people, come from all over the world. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, horses from across the globe have made their presence felt in America, and many have made their presence felt at Canterbury Park and Downs. In fact, foreign horses have made history at Canterbury from the very beginning. […]


Hay Dakota

BY JIM WELLS The connections in horse racing are sometimes astounding as well as confounding and on a strange afternoon at the racetrack some of that played out during a card that featured exceptional stakes racing and some mind-boggling vignettes as well. Highlights are simple to point out: The two $100,000 stakes on the card, […]

Nolan Left Mark On Lady Canterbury

Paul Nolan was known as the Sod Surgeon when he rode regularly at Canterbury Park, for his success on the grass, often aboard horses that were sent off at long odds. Take the most spectacular win in the history of the Lady Canterbury Stakes, the race that headlines Sunday’s card, as a prime example. Nolan […]

Two $100,000 Turf Stakes Headline Father’s Day Racing

By Katie Merritt Sunday’s 10-race program at Canterbury Park includes two $100,000 turf stakes, the 25th running of the Lady Canterbury will be the 7th race and the Mystic Lake Mile, now in its fifth year, will be run as the 8th race. Both stakes will be run at a distance of one mile on […]

A History of the Lady Canterbury

By Noah Joseph One of the oldest stakes race at Canterbury Park is also one of the most prestigious. It is the Lady Canterbury Stakes. The one mile turf race for fillies and mares ages three and up will be run for the 25th  time on Sunday as one of the day’s three stakes races. […]