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Less Is More

By Noah Joseph In 2015, the world of horse racing experienced a high like never before. American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown, and nearly every track in America wanted to have him make an appearance. Canterbury Park was one of those tracks, and they made an offer […]

Minnesota-Bred Bens Malice Among 41 Nominated To $150,000 Mystic Lake Derby

Six stakes on June 22 will offer $610,000 in purses Nominations to the June 22 Mystic Lake Northern Stars Turf Festival closed Wednesday with a total of 223 horses nominated to six stakes races that will offer $610,000 in purse money. The marquee race, the $150,000 Mystic Lake Derby at one mile on the turf […]

Canterbury Park 2022 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule Offers $2 Million in Purses

Northern Stars Racing Festival and MN Festival of Champions are marquee nights Canterbury Park’s 2022 thoroughbred stakes schedule will feature 27 stakes, 15 on the main track and 12 on the turf, which will offer $2,060,000 in purses. Building on a successful strategy employed over the past two seasons, the stakes races will again be […]

King of Miami Wins $150,000 Mystic Lake Derby

$3,795,180 handle sets record King of Miami won the $150,000 Mystic Lake Derby by a head over favorite T D Dance on Wednesday at Canterbury Park. The Mystic Lake Derby was one of six stakes races on the 10-race Northern Stars Turf Festival program that attracted a record single day handle of $3,795,180 surpassing 2004’s […]

Handicapping the Mystic Lake Derby with Optix EQ

by Emily Gullickson  – Optix EQ RACE 8 – MYSTIC LAKE DERBY: #1 KING OF MIAMI could hold a potential pace advantage in Quad I on the front end with the Snowflake Contention and lower 19 SpeedRate. He has improved with Rivelli and in his three-year-old season capable to move forward today in a third […]

Loveberry Looking Forward to Canterbury Return “Big Time”

Jareth Loveberry spent three full seasons riding at Canterbury Park, winning the jockey title in 2017. In 2020, he began the season at Canterbury but ultimately left when Arlington Park in suburban Chicago re-opened to ride for trainer Larry Rivelli. That was a decision he did not regret. He won the Arlington riding title last […]

Canterbury Park Offers $2 Million In Thoroughbred Stakes Purses For 2021

Mystic Lake Derby’s $150k purse is richest of 27 stakes; 2021 condition book now available featuring increased overnight purses Canterbury Park racing officials today announced that 27 stakes races with purses totaling $2,060,000 will be run during the 65-day 2021 race meet that begins May 18. The richest of the stakes is the $150,000 Mystic […]

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 […]

Canterbury Park Announces Purse Structure and Stakes Schedule For Revised 52-Day Race Meet

Daily purses to average $200,000; 27th Minnesota Festival of Champions Sept. 7 After last week submitting for approval to the Minnesota Racing Commission a revised 52-day race meet schedule beginning June 10, Canterbury Park officials today announced an estimated $10 million purse structure and stakes schedule. Daily purse distribution will average nearly $200,000 per race […]

Canterbury Park Moves Northern Stars Racing Festival To June 20

Canterbury Park racing officials have announced a change in the date of the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Racing Festival to Saturday, June 20. The marque night of thoroughbred racing had previously been set for June 27 but track officials decided moving the festival, which features six stakes races including the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s richest event, […]