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Food For Thought

By Noah Joseph So you’re spending a day at the races at Canterbury Park. What are you going to do while out there? You might place some bets, high-five the jockeys before and after the races, maybe take some photos. At some point during the day, you might get hungry. Luckily, Canterbury has many options […]

Musical Horses

By Noah Joseph During the summer months, Canterbury Park is known for its fun and exciting horse racing. But this week, racing takes a backseat for something else. There will be no racing at Canterbury until July 27 due to the three-day Twin Cities Summer Jam concert festival held in the racetrack infield. This event […]

Hot Horses

By Noah Joseph   We’re approaching the halfway point of the racing season, and as the competition heats up, fans will definitely agree that over the past couple of weeks, there have been several hot days at Canterbury Park. While it’s been hot here at the track, there have been some horses in track history […]

Simply Charming

Sentimental Charm

Simply Charming By Noah Joseph They say that looks aren’t everything, and that applies to race horses too. But sometimes a horse stands out because of how it looks. Whether it be an unusual marking, odd tail, or shade of color. While most of these horses are average on the track, some of them turn […]

Hometown Heroes

By Noah Joseph Last Wednesday during the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Turf Festival, locally based Jazzy Times ran down invaders High Crime and Wellabled to win the $100,000 Dark Star Turf Sprint under jockey Chad Lindsay for owner Dennis Smith and trainer David Van Winkle. Throughout Canterbury’s history there have been many instances in which […]

Sale Of The Century

By Noah Joseph This Sunday at Canterbury is the annual Minnesota Bred Yearling Sale. A bevy of yearlings, all bred here in Minnesota, will pass through the sales ring to prospective buyers and onlookers, with everyone looking for the next star to race at Canterbury. Let’s take a look back at some previous sales, and […]

Raising a Glass, and the Standards

By Noah Joseph This Saturday, it’s Canterbury Park’s BeerFest (and tickets are available). Fans 21 and older can sample and enjoy multiple craft beers at Canterbury.To quench your thirst for the time being, here are some of the best horses to race at Canterbury that have some relation to drinking in their name. Friday nights […]

Coming Full Circle

By Noah Joseph Last Saturday, Sniper Kitten came charging down the stretch to win the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, the biggest race of the year at Canterbury Park. Under a perfectly timed ride from jockey Tyler Gaffalione, Sniper Kitten ran down the longshot Nobrag Justfact, winning by a length. Fans knew Sniper Kitten was an […]

American Pharoah: Memories of a Magical Belmont

By Noah Joseph With another Triple Crown bid on the line this Saturday, the fourth this decade, it’s hard to not think of American Pharoah‘s Triple Crown success. As he became the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years, millions celebrated, not just at Belmont, but at tracks across the country. Canterbury […]

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. […]