Mystic Lake Derby

$200,000 Mystic Lake Derby is Saturday

Post positions were drawn Wednesday for the richest race of the Canterbury Park season, the fifth running of the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby. The one mile turf race will be run Saturday as the fourth race on a nine-race card that begins at 6:00 p.m.  Nine 3-year-olds were entered, including multiple stakes winner One Mean … [Read More...]

Recent News from Canterbury Park

Chasing the Dream: NHC qualifiers approaching – The Odyssey Continues

On Sept. 4 and 5, Canterbury will hold satellite handicapping contests that will qualify players to both the Sept. 9 Ultimate NHC Qualifier and the Sept. 10-11 Dog Days of Summer, now in its 20th year. Both of those contests will award two NHC entries each and the Dog Days also has a BCBC … [Read More...]

Chuck Turco 8-18-16 CBY

Chuck Turco Still On Top Of His Game

By Megan Johnson Chuck Turco has been training horses for 32 years but his love for the racetrack started before that at a very young age. Over the years, Chuck has been a graded stakes winning trainer and achieved multiple leading trainer titles in Nebraska. He trained Dazzling Falls who … [Read More...]

Rodney Miller 8-18-16 CBY

Rodney Miller – Racehorse Owner

By Megan Johnson Rodney Miller, from Howard Lake, Minnesota, began owning horses 25 years ago when trainer Dale Hagland presented him the opportunity to buy a thoroughbred. “I bought the horse thinking I could win a race.” “I love the competitiveness that racing can have,” he said. “I … [Read More...]

Fireman Oscar


Fireman Oscar     BY JIM WELLS   Sunny skies, cool breezes and a surprise or two provided the perfect conditions for the annual Minnesota Festival of Champions, a card designed exclusively for Minnesota-bred horses Sunday. The card included a bit of everything, … [Read More...]

Festival of Champions

Sunday’s Festival of Champions Evokes Memories of 1992.

BY JIM WELLS Turn back the pages of your calendar, day by day, week by week, month by month until you come to a gorgeous autumn afternoon in 1992. There it is, right there, September 12. Okay, now, pause right here. The sun is shining, a television crew is at Canterbury Downs. A crowd is … [Read More...]

Chance 5-29-16 Kid Race

Faceplant Kid says Goodbye

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Mac Robertson

Mac Robertson: MN Festival of Champions Leading Trainer

Mac Robertson has been an outstanding thoroughbred trainer at Canterbury Park since 1995. He is currently Canterbury’s leading trainer and was champion trainer for nine consecutive years from 2005 to 2013. He was inducted into the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame in 2011 and is the all-time leader … [Read More...]

Tom Metzen


Tom Metzen was eulogized on Tuesday as a man of passion, a horseman in every sense of the word, and above all else a family man, an individual who poured his heart and soul into the industry he loved and assimilated children and grandchildren into the sport along with him. He had a crusty, … [Read More...]

Canterbury w/ Kara: The Equine Chiropractor

This week Kara goes behind the scenes to show you the work of an equine chiropractor.   … [Read More...]

Paul & Suzanne Hanifl 7-30-16 CBY

Suzanne Stables : Suzanne & Paul Hanifl

By Megan Johnson Suzanne and Paul Hanifl’s interest in racing started when they first began dating and went to the racetrack at Charles Town, West Virginia together. When Suzanne and Paul decided to own horses they teamed up and created the name Suzanne Stables. They each have specific roles … [Read More...]

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