Scott Stevens – Canterbury Hall of Famer

Scott Stevens is a Canterbury Park Hall of Fame jockey who rode 6,570 thoroughbred races in Shakopee, winning 999. His career included both the Canterbury Downs and Canterbury Park years. Stevens retired from race riding in 2021 and recently took a new occupation – Jockey Agent. Find out more in this interview with Paul Allen.

Goodwin Seeks First Northlands Futurity Victory

Jockey Nik Goodwin has accomplished much during his quarter horse racing career at Canterbury Park. The native of Bemidji, Minn. is the all-time leader in wins, 140, and in purse earnings, $1.59 million, in the history of Canterbury Park and Downs. Goodwin was late to the party this year, not arriving until the end of […]

View From The VOX….. Those Satisfactions Are Permanent

The old dog (me) was taught a new trick. I have been a racehorse owner for 21 years and have been part of many groups with many interesting people. Through the 15 or so I have owned I never have had a week where two of my horses won! It happened this week (new trick), […]

View from the VOX … Emerging Trends at Canterbury Park

Four-day piece this week with some emerging trends and talkers that can lead us to money playing the races at Canterbury Park. Secure a spot on track via, and the card casino is fully operable with Blackjack, etc. and Texas Hold ‘Em. Good food at Trifecta, too, and my son Derek runs the cafe […]

“Black Sheep” To Boss

He won the race of life and won it by open lengths. Secretariat-like, as a matter of fact. And what a journey it must have been. Curtis Sampson, co-owner and longtime Canterbury Park Chairman, died peacefully at his Hector home Thursday. He was 87 years old and survived by his wife Marian, daughter Susan, sons […]

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 […]

View from the VOX….. Let’s Make Some Money!

Another four-day racing week at Canterbury starts this afternoon at 4:30, which means chip, chair and chance you could win $85,000 on a 50-cent play. Not that it happened that way, but last Wednesday we paid out a Pick 5 record $85,340.No idea how much winner(s) invested to find a 46-to-1 early, a 6-to-1 in […]

View From The Vox…… Fireworks Edition

Yep, UUUGGGHHH! This Friday was supposed to be our big Kwik Trip Fireworks Extravaganza, but that’s off. And Saturday the Fourth more fireworks, maybe free hot dogs, Gus and the hot dog-eating contest, whatever. Off. Welcome to a surreal, ever-changing 2020, friends, and even though a combined 35,000 people minimum would have been at Canterbury […]

View From The Vox

by Paul Allen  Track Announcer Hey racing fans, welcome to our first four-day racing week of the truncated 2020 Canterbury Park season. Our leading rider is Ry Eikleberry with 10 wins. Last week, a three-day piece, past champion rider Jareth Loveberry won five times, most in the ‘room. J Love’s work on the turf has […]

The “A Team” Making Memories

By Mari Ballinger The “A Team.” Canterbury’s 25-year announcer Paul Allen says it every time he and fourth-year paddock analyst Brian Arrigoni handicap Canterbury races for the public. The “A Team.” The Announcer and the Analyst. Allen and Arrigoni. The ultimate Canterbury duo. Whether they are playing blackjack before a long day of racing or […]