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Canterbury Park 2023 Racing Dates Approved by Minnesota Racing Commission

54-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet to run May 27 through Sept. 16 Canterbury Park’s request for a 54-day 2023 thoroughbred and quarter horse racing season, Saturday, May 27 through Saturday, Sept. 16, was unanimously approved today by the Minnesota Racing Commission. Four days of racing per week will be conducted from July 12 through […]

Canterbury Park Enhances Starter Incentive Program for 2019

Preparation for the 25th season of horse racing at Canterbury Park, which begins May 3, is well underway. Officials recently announced enhanced incentives to lure trainers and owners with race-ready thoroughbreds to the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack by offering programs that will reward those that arrive and start horses early in the meet, pay more purse […]

Canterbury Park 2019 Racing Dates Approved By MRC

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25th season includes 66-day meet, May 3 through Sept. 14 Canterbury Park’s 2019 thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet, as approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission, will include 66 race dates, commencing May 3, the Friday before Kentucky Derby, and running  through Sept. 14. The upcoming meet will be the Shakopee, Minn., racetrack’s 25th […]

Canterbury Park Live Racing Season Concludes Friday and Saturday

Purses and handle reach record numbers Canterbury Park’s 2018 live racing season concludes with 13 races Friday and 14 on Saturday. In all, 318 horses have been entered for the final two days where more than $660,000 in purses will be awarded, bringing total purse disbursement during the 70-day season to record heights of more […]

Canterbury Park 2018 Racing Dates Approved By MRC

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70-day meet runs May 4 through Sept. 15 Canterbury Park will conduct 70 days of horse racing in 2018. The Minnesota Racing Commission on Dec. 21 approved the Shakopee, Minn., racetrack’s request to run Friday, May 4 through Saturday, Sept. 15. This will be only the second time in 23 seasons that Canterbury has raced […]

It's Official: 2017 Live Racing Returns Friday, May 5

Canterbury Park Receives MRC Approval For 2017 Racing Dates. 67-day meet runs May 5 through Sept. 16. Canterbury Park’s 2017 live racing season will begin Friday, May 5 and run through Sept. 16. The Minnesota Racing Commission approved the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s request for a 67-day thoroughbred and quarter horse meet on Thursday evening. Racing […]

Sunday's Festival of Champions Evokes Memories of 1992.

BY JIM WELLS Turn back the pages of your calendar, day by day, week by week, month by month until you come to a gorgeous autumn afternoon in 1992. There it is, right there, September 12. Okay, now, pause right here. The sun is shining, a television crew is at Canterbury Downs. A crowd is […]

2013 Meet Closes with Significant Increases

Canterbury Park’s 69-day racing season, the longest since 2006, concluded on September 14 with gains in average handle and attendance. Off-track wagering, dollars bet on Canterbury races at other tracks and through internet sites, increased by 46.7 percent while average daily on-track wagering was up 4.8 percent. Average daily attendance was 6,656, a Canterbury Park […]