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30th Season of Horse Racing at Canterbury Park Begins May 18

54-day meet, designed to increase wagering and on-track attendance, runs through Sept. 28. Canterbury Park will begin its 30th season of live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing Saturday, May 18. The 54-day season, with racing conducted primarily on Thursdays and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m., will run through Sept. 28. Changes […]

Canterbury Park Backstretch Project Moving Right Along

With the unseasonably warm and dry weather in Minnesota, much progress has been made on the $15m backstretch redevelopment and improvement project. Several pieces of the plan came to fruition last spring and summer with the redesign of the training track, installation of main track and paddock area lighting and construction of a 36-room dormitory. […]

Canterbury Park Requests Revised 2020 Racing Season of 52 Days Beginning June 10

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Live horse racing schedule would require approval of Minnesota Racing Commission; Operational procedures and protocols to be implemented during racing will be provided to state and local officials for review. Canterbury Park officials today submitted a revision of their request for live racing dates for 2020 to the Minnesota Racing Commission. The amended request asks […]

Strangis Operated At Racing’s Helm

By Jim Wells Ralph Strangis typically impressed newly-made acquaintances the same way:  ” What a nice guy,” they would say. As they got to know him, those impressions expanded: “Never met anyone like him, so gracious, understanding and knowledgeable.” Those who really knew him understood even more: “So smart, what a businessman, what a head […]

Who’s The Best?

By Noah Joseph On Sunday, Mr. Jagermeister delivered possibly the best performance of the Minnesota Festival of Champions, winning the Wally’s Choice Minnesota Classic with ease. This capped a memorable season for the son of Atta Boy Roy, in which Mr. Jagermeister won four of five starts at Canterbury, and outside of Minnesota took on […]