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77 entered for Canterbury Park opener on May 18

Entries were taken Saturday morning for the May 18 opening night eight-race program. A Minnesota bred maiden sprint was oversubscribed with three also eligibles. Two of the eight contests will be run on the already lush turf course. “This is a great start,” Sr. Manager of Racing Operations Amber Carlisle said. “Many of the horses […]

Canterbury Park 2024 Racing Dates Approved by Minnesota Racing Commission

54-day meet will run May 18 through Sept. 28 Canterbury Park’s request for a 54-day 2024 horse racing season, Saturday, May 18 through Saturday, Sept. 28, was unanimously approved today by the Minnesota Racing Commission. Racing will be conducted on Thursdays and Saturdays at 5 p.m. central and Sundays at 1 p.m. Three Wednesdays will […]

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 […]