Paul Matties wins the 2016 National Handicapping Championship at Treasure Island, Las Vegas, NV 1.30.2016.

Road to Kentucky Week 3 Recap

“It’s not what you lose when you lose; it’s what you win when you’re right.” – Paul Matties, National Handicapping Championship (NHC) winner 2016. From Miami to Las Vegas, it was a big weekend of action in the world of horse racing.  Out east, the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby, Mohaymen, lived up to the hype with … [Read More...]

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Weathering the Withers and the Holy Bull

By @MizPostParade Evidence of the recent snowstorm that crippled the East Coast was on display at the Big A for the running of the Grade 3 Withers Stakes with snow still lining the track. The Withers winner receives Kentucky Derby points and this race has produced some longevity on the road … [Read More...]


An Ear Full of Cider

 'Son, no matter how far you travel, or how smart you get always remember this:  Someday, somewhere, a guy is going to come to you and show you a nice brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is never broken, and this guy is going to offer to bet you that the jack of spades will jump out of … [Read More...]

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NHC to offer $800,000 to winner this weekend

RECORD $2.75 MILLION ESTIMATED PURSE – INCLUDING $800,000 TOP PRIZE –AND ‘HORSEPLAYER OF THE YEAR’ ECLIPSE AWARD ON THE LINE AT 17th DAILY RACING FORM/NTRA NATIONAL HANDICAPPING CHAMPIONSHIP A record field of at least 627 entrants will compete for the largest purse in handicapping tournament … [Read More...]

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2016 Condition Book and Stall Apps Available

In what has come to signify a sure sign that summer is near (only 115 days until the start of the 2016 live racing season) the first issue of the condition book has been finalized by Canterbury Park management. In addition to the release of the 2016 condition book, stake nomination forms, … [Read More...]


Road to Kentucky Contest Week 2 Recap

“Yesterday is a place I don’t spend any time.” – Glenn Frey (1948-2016) Tampa Bay Downs was the featured track for week two of the Road to Kentucky contest.  Weather in the northeast was a major factor last weekend, causing cancellations at several of the tracks located in that part of the … [Read More...]



It is one of those ironies of horse racing that Arnie Palmer was once part of a group named Six for the Gold since those who knew him all agree that he was indeed a man with a Midas touch. He loved horses and had a passion for horse racing and was involved in the sport long before the … [Read More...]


That’s a Wrap! Closing the History Book on 2015

by @MizPostParade What a year in horseracing!   American Pharoah took the country on a ride of a lifetime.  His historic racing career came to an end after the Breeders’ Cup and the final chapter of the history book was closed on Saturday at the 45th Annual Eclipse Awards held at Gulfstream … [Read More...]

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Week 1 R2K Success Elusive for Some

“I refer to him as a work in progress.  Today he made a big step forward, and I look for more of that in the future.” – Tom Amoss, trainer of Mo Tom who won the LeComte Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Opening week of the Road to Kentucky contest was Saturday, and Fair Grounds was the … [Read More...]

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Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity Centerpiece of Quarter Horse Schedule

The 29th edition of the $100,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity on July 10 accentuates Canterbury Park’s 2016 American Quarter Horse stakes schedule, announced today by racetrack officials. Total purse money for the 13 stakes races is estimated to reach $600,000, making it a record quarter … [Read More...]


We Can Be Heroes, Just For One Day

The Road to Kentucky 2016 “Turn and face the strange.” – David Bowie The annual Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest starts this Saturday, January 16.  Under the premise “you can never have too much of a good thing,” Canterbury Park has expanded the contest to 17 weeks this year.  The … [Read More...]

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