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Canterbury Park Adds Tuesday Bingo Beginning Sept. 12

Announcer Paul Allen to call opening game; Proceeds benefit Leg Up Fund and American Veterans Post 1 Canterbury Park will host Bingo every Tuesday evening beginning Sept. 12, adding to an already robust gaming menu that includes 24/7 table games and poker, daily simulcast horse race wagering, paper and electronic pull tabs, Minnesota Lottery scratch […]

Slowly But Surely The Barn Area Fills at Canterbury Park

Horses, grooms, trainers and jockeys continue to arrive in Shakopee for the start of the 54-day Canterbury Park season on May 27. The process of moving from one track to another is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle requiring multiple trailers and trips, paperwork and phone calls. It eventually gets done, just rarely as planned. […]

Backstretch Opens For 2023 Canterbury Park Season

The Canterbury Park stable gate opened Friday morning for horses arriving to what is expected to be a near-capacity barn area. The 54-day racing season begins Saturday, May 27 and runs through Sept. 16. As of this morning there are nearly 100 horses on the grounds for trainers including Tony Rengstorf, Tim Padilla, Lynn Rarick, […]

Canterbury Park Seeks 54-Day Racing Season for 2023

Meet would run May 27 through Sept. 16 Canterbury Park racing officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission for a 54-day mixed-breed horse racing season in 2023. The proposed meet would begin Saturday, May 27 and conclude Saturday, Sept. 16. Four days of racing per week would be conducted from July 12 […]

Canterbury Park Increases 2022 Participation Incentives For Thoroughbreds

Horses last raced at locations 1,500 or more miles from Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. receive larger incentives to counter inflation and high fuel prices Canterbury Park racing officials today announced an increase in participation incentives designed to reward owners of thoroughbred racehorses arriving from the most distant locations. Owners of horses that race at […]

Canterbury Park to Host Minnesota’s Largest Derby Party May 7

Fashion show, mint juleps, live music and wagering on horse racing’s premier Saturday  Canterbury Park has for nearly three decades been the home of Minnesota’s largest and most exciting Kentucky Derby party. After two years impacted by COVID, Canterbury is introducing new activities and entertainment into this year’s Saturday, May 7 Kentucky Derby event that […]

Canterbury Park 2022 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule Offers $2 Million in Purses

Northern Stars Racing Festival and MN Festival of Champions are marquee nights Canterbury Park’s 2022 thoroughbred stakes schedule will feature 27 stakes, 15 on the main track and 12 on the turf, which will offer $2,060,000 in purses. Building on a successful strategy employed over the past two seasons, the stakes races will again be […]

Canterbury Park 2022 Racing Dates Receive Minnesota Racing Commission Approval

65-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet to run May 18 through Sept. 17 Canterbury Park’s request for a 65-day 2022 thoroughbred and quarter horse racing season, Wednesday, May 18 through Saturday, Sept. 17, was unanimously approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission. The Shakopee, Minn. racetrack will conduct a Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday schedule with […]