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Handicapping the G3 Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge with Ed Burgart

Ed Burgart, legendary race caller and quarter horse handicapper, has a look at the  Q-Racing Video Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge. The race will be run Wednesday evening, the eighth on a nine-race program. A cross-breed 10% takeout Pick 5 begins in race five. Video tape observers will be lining up to wager on NSM Parks […]

Two Quarter Horse Stakes Cap Wednesday Racing at Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park’s nine-race Wednesday program is highlighted by a pair of quarter horse stakes, the $30,000 Grade 3 Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge at 400 yards and the $69,531 MQHRA Stallion Auction Futurity at 350 yards. The Distaff Challenge will be run for the eighth time. This will be the 36th rendition of the Futurity, first […]

Dickey Bob Favored To Win Fourth Bob Morehouse

Dickey Bob Winner of Cash Caravan Stakes

Quarter horse racing returns Memorial Day Monday to Canterbury Park with a pair of races highlighted by the $35,000 Bob Morehouse Stakes. The field of 10 in this 350 yard dash, all Minnesota breds, includes three promising 3-year-olds as well as older runners with credentials but none more accomplished than 6-year-old Dickey Bob. The multiple […]

Hardy, Olmstead Look To Continue Dominance In Festival Races, But First……..

Beep Beep Zoom Zoom Minnesota Quarter Horse

Tomorrow is a new twist for the traditional Minnesota Festival of Champions quarter horse races, the Minnesota QH Derby and Minnesota QH Futurity.  Trial races. In the past the Derby and Futurity entrants gained access to the races based on earnings. But now payments and sustaining payments made by hopeful owners begat trial races to […]

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 Flavor In Prairie Meadows Stakes This Weekend

start of Northlands

The Prairie Meadows quarter horse meet closes this week with racing Thursday through Saturday. The Friday card features four stakes races and Saturday’s evening program has nine including the Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a $330,000 purse. Many of the stakes include horses that raced in Shakopee over the summer.  The Grade […]