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 […]

Minnesota Festival of Champions

The 26th Minnesota Festival of Champions takes place tomorrow at Canterbury Park. The special event debuted in 1992 to pay tribute to the Minnesota horse breeding industry, and acts as the unofficial celebration of the Canterbury Park live racing season. “Festival day is like the Championship game of the season,” said trainer Bernell Rhone, winner […]

Canadian Connection

By Noah Joseph Over the last hundred years, Canada has played a major role in the history of thoroughbred racing. From having the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America in the Queen’s Plate to being the home of the legendary Northern Dancer, and even hosting the Breeders’ Cup in 1996. Canada’s influence can […]

From The Rink To The Track

By Mari Ballinger Some may know him as the Minnesota Wild goalie, but here at Canterbury Park Alex Stalock is known as the co-owner of One Famous Ocean. It all started eight years ago when Stalock met track announcer Paul Allen in the paddock. Their friendship blossomed due to their similar, lively personalities. From there, […]

Canterbury Regulars Like More Than Horses

BY JIM WELLS Not everyone has completed their enchanted connection with the most watched television series in the world. Many are still holding up their hands to prevent comment on the conclusion when the subject is introduced. “Don’t tell me; I’m going to finish it this weekend, ” they’ll say.  “Is the ending really as […]

Keep On Trucking

By Noah Joseph If you’ve ever driven through Shakopee or along any major highway, you’ve seen several 18 wheelers on the road. Well, in the late 1990s, Canterbury Park didn’t have an 18 wheeler, but it did have a four-legged wonder with a lot of horsepower. That was Jest for a Trucker. Jest for a […]

Own a Racehorse with Paul Allen and Mike Zimmer

Paul Allen and Mike Zimmer, own a horse

Ever wanted to own a racehorse that runs at Canterbury Park? Better still, how about owning one in partnership with track announcer Paul Allen and football coach Mike Zimmer? We are looking for eight people to start a partnership called The Double A Gap Group, each contributing $5,000*. In this exclusive partnership, open only to […]