The Horseplayer

Jay Lietzau has a passion for playing the horses. He’s been doing so since the ’80s. A week ago Lietzau used his skill and knowledge of local racing to find success on Canterbury’s biggest weekend of handicapping contests. He participated in the Ultimate NHC Qualifier handicapping contest via an entry he won in an August […]

Handicap Your Way To Cash and Vegas

Winning the annual $2 million National Horseplayers Championship is one of the most difficult feats in handicapping. Players must qualify to get to the February event in Las Vegas and this weekend Canterbury offers a pair of contests that can initiate that journey. Saturday’s Ultimate Handicapper’s Weekend Satellite, with a $100 entry fee, will move […]

Odds and Ends With Four Days To Go

Canterbury Park

Entries close Friday for the final three stakes of the 67-day meet that ends Sept. 16.  The $50,000 John Bullit will be run Sept. 15 while the $50,000 Tom Metzen HBPA Sprint and the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes will be held on closing day. The purse of the six-furlong Shakopee Stakes, restricted to 2-year-olds, was […]

Countdown to the Cup Contest begins Saturday

The annual free-to-enter Countdown to the Cup Handicapping Tournament begins Saturday. More than $7,000 in weekly and overall prize money will be awarded. The contest is offered each Saturday from Sept. 19 through Oct. 24. Points are awarded based on mutuel payouts of each contestant’s selection in each contest race. Top scores win weekly prizes […]