State’s Best Horses Race Wednesday in MN Festival of Champions

12-race program with $850k in purses begins at 4:10 p.m. Minnesota’s top thoroughbreds and quarter horses will race Wednesday at Canterbury Park in the 28th Minnesota Festival of Champions. The 12-race card, restricted to horses bred in the state, includes six $100,000 stakes and will pay a total of $852,450 in purses. First post is […]

Trick And Treat

By Noah Joseph A racehorse’s success and career consistency is often looked at when judging whether that horse is considered to be an all-time great. Many of the greatest horses to run at Canterbury were very consistent during their time here, however very few came close to the consistency of Sir Tricky. Sir Tricky was […]

Canterbury Returns To Horse Racing Wednesday After Nine-Day Break

First 36 days of season show handle increases and stability Horse racing resumes Wednesday at Canterbury Park following a nine-day break while the Shakopee, Minn. entertainment facility hosted Twin Cities Summer Jam, a three-day music festival held in the racetrack infield. The pause allowed horse trainers and their equine counterparts to prepare for the final […]

Mac Robertson Wins Two Stakes on Hall of Fame Night

Ready to Runaway wins MN Distaff; Cinco Star best in Strangis Stakes The Ralph Strangis Stakes has been run five times at Canterbury Park and trainer Mac Robertson has won all five renditions. On Wednesday, Cinco Star strode through the mud to win the $50,000 race, run at one mile on the main track after […]

Racebook Action Galore

Santa Anita delayed its autumn race meet due to fires in the nearby hills but commences Friday at 2:30 p.m. with a 10-race program that includes the G3 Chillingsworth Stakes and the G2 Eddie D. On Saturday, Santa Anita rolls out five graded stakes, all with Breeders’ Cup implications: G2 Chandelier, G1 Rodeo Drive, G1 […]

Trainer Mac Robertson Daunting In Four State-Bred Stakes Wednesday At Canterbury Park

Monday through Thursday Racing Schedule Underway After Hot Shot Kid defeated Mr. Jagermeister by 1 1/2 lengths in the 10,000 Lakes Stakes on June 17, winning trainer Mac Robertson predicted a rematch was in the future for the two richest Minnesota-bred thoroughbred racehorses in history. That prophecy did not take long to be realized as […]

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 […]

2020 Canterbury Park Live Meet Preview from The Oracle

Opening day of the 2020 Canterbury Park live racing meet is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10!  That means it’s time to look back at the 2019 Canterbury Park live meet from a statistical standpoint and use that data to help us better predict the outcomes of the 2020 Canterbury Park races. Also, please note that the […]

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 […]