News Briefs – April 27

by Katie Merritt Canterbury Park is always striving to improve the racing experience for their loyal customers. For the 2017 live racing two new on-track locations will be unveiled to add enjoyment to a day at the races. Adjacent to Longshots on the second level will be the Bud Light Bar featuring the Bud Light Party … [Read More...]

Recent News from Canterbury Park

Barn Notes – April 26, 2017

By Katie Merritt With 10 days remaining before the commencement of Canterbury Park's 2017 live racing meet, there are already 430 horses stabled in the barn area.  Many more van and trailer loads are anticipated over the coming week as Canterbury is expecting to be filled to capacity for the … [Read More...]

MRC-Hosted Town Hall Meeting April 26

The public is welcome to participate in this conversation with staff from the Minnesota Racing Commission. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Canterbury Park Triple Crown Club 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Key Topics: Welcoming returning horsemen Introduction of Stewards and other racing … [Read More...]

$25,000 Road to Kentucky Contest continues Saturday

Even though the Kentucky Derby prep races are complete, Canterbury’s Road to Kentucky Contest action continues Saturday, offering weekly cash prizes to the top performers. The contest track will be Keeneland. Have a look at the previous winners and contest rules here.   Live … [Read More...]

Stable Area Welcomes Horsemen; Track Opens for Training Thursday

Canterbury Park’s stable area officially opened today.  Horses by the trailer and van load will be arriving over the next several weeks to ready for opening day, Friday, May 5. The main track opens for morning activity Thursday at 6:00 a.m. The training track will open April 25. Stall … [Read More...]

“Little” Big Thrill Factory Opening at Canterbury Park

  Twin Cities-based entertainment venue Big Thrill Factory announced plans today to open “Little” Big Thrill Factory, a smaller-format seasonal flagship venue at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. The concept is the company's first pop-in location since opening its doors in … [Read More...]

Arkansas Derby Saturday

The Oaklawn race meet comes to a close this week as the Hot Springs, Ark. racetrack features the Racing Festival of the South. The Grade I Arkansas Derby, with a $1 million purse, highlights Saturday’s card. The entire Saturday program will be used for the Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest, … [Read More...]

UPI Horse Racing Roundup – April 8

By ROBERT KIECKHEFER UPI Racing Writer Irap, Irish War Cry and Gormley stepped to the front of the Kentucky Derby list with victories in weekend races while Winx continued her winning ways in Australia and Hong Kong saluted a couple of budding stars. The road to the Kentucky Oaks, … [Read More...]

Kentucky Derby: Full Court Press

Romans, Loutsch unfazed by downgraded status as J Boys Echo getting final prep in G2 Blue Grass by Jennie Rees LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trainer Dale Romans and owner Albaugh Family Stable would rather that Saturday’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes was designated a Grade 1 race rather than … [Read More...]

Keeneland opens Friday; Major Derby Preps this Weekend

The 2017 Spring Meet at Keeneland begins Friday, April 7 and runs 15 days through April 28. MVP Rewards members will earn double MVP points on all tracked Keeneland wagers each Thursday, Friday, and Sunday of the meet on all races and all wagers. Opening day features the G3 Transylvania … [Read More...]

Kentucky Derby Future Wager this Weekend

24 Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line … [Read More...]

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