Canterbury Park Seeks 70-Day Racing Season In 2015

Canterbury Park officials submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission today seeking approval for a 70-day horse racing season in 2015. The proposed race meet would begin May 15 and conclude Sept. 12, making the 2015 season the longest since 1992 when 87 days were conducted. The 2014 season, which concluded Sept. … [Read More...]

Recent News from Canterbury Park


Stevens Returns to Riding; Free Money in Showvivor

Stevens back in the saddle Canterbury Hall of Fame jockey Scott Stevens, who broke his right wrist in a freak accident Aug. 9 following the Minnesota Derby, returns to riding Saturday at Turf Paradise. He has five mounts including one for Canterbury’s leading trainer Robertino … [Read More...]


Cigar, Countdown, Canchari

Cigar dies at 24 The great Cigar, two-time Horse of the Year, died Tuesday evening in Lexington, KY at the age of 24.  Anyone involved in this sport in the 90s has a fond memory or two of the greatest horse of that decade, winner of 16 consecutive races. Those were the pre-internet days … [Read More...]


Mike Schneider Inducted Into Minnesota Poker Hall Of Fame

Mike Schneider of Minneapolis became the second member of The Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame when his induction was announced Saturday evening. Schneider has been a successful online player since the early 2000s and hit the international poker radar when in 2006 he became the youngest person to … [Read More...]

Alex Canchari

Alex Canchari Injured In Santa Anita Spill

Jockey Alex Canchari of Shakopee, Minn. was injured Friday when his mount, Scene Queen, clipped heels and fell in the seventh race at Santa Anita. Alex made this statement in a Facebook post Friday evening: “Sorry to tell everyone but I had a bad accident today at Santa Anita. I broke my … [Read More...]


Canterbury Park’s Fall Poker Classic Begins Oct. 4

34 tournaments in 17 days in Midwest’s premier poker room The 14th annual Fall Poker Classic begins Saturday, Oct. 4 at Canterbury Park.  Officials expect this year’s event to be the largest ever held at the Shakopee, Minn. card casino. The Fall Poker Classic offers poker players 34 … [Read More...]


Arc de Triomphe this Sunday

Watch and wager on the most prestigious race of the year: Prix de  l'Arc de Triomphe from Longchamp Racecourse in Paris Sunday at Canterbury Park. Racing begins at 7:00 am. Betting windows open at 6:30. Past performances will be available free of charge.  All the wagering information and … [Read More...]

Ghost Is Clear - The Dark Star Cup - 06-15-14 - R08 - CBY - Under Rail Finish


With the Breeders’ Cup five weeks away stakes racing takes on a heightened importance and this Saturday may offer the best slate of races and indicators for America’s main event. Super Saturday at Belmont Park features five Grade 1 races and a Grade 2. A $500,000 Graded Stakes Pick Four is … [Read More...]

Native American & Grand Full Moon (DH) - Shakopee Juvenile Stakes - 09-13-14 - R09 - CBY - Winner's Circle

Giving $ Away

The Countdown to the Cup Handicapping Contest begins Saturday and will offer more than $8,000 in prizes on a weekly and overall basis. Full details are HERE. There will be six weekly Saturday contests with one contest track selected for each Saturday. Contestants, and this is FREE to enter, … [Read More...]


The Ultimate NHC Qualifier and Dog Days of Summer Recap

The winner takes it all - ABBA   The two premier local handicapping contests of the year were held at Canterbury Park on September 12-14.  The Ultimate NHC Qualifier was held on Friday night, and the Dog Days of Summer contest was held on Saturday and Sunday.  On the line were a total … [Read More...]


Notes from the Final Day of the Season

LONG ON  VALUE CAPTURES MYSTIC LAKE DERBY Long On Value turned out to be modest in value, sent off at 5/2, and had an easy time of it on Saturday, winning the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, Canterbury Park’s premiere race of the season, in convincing fashion as expected. The three-year-old … [Read More...]

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