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2017 Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest begins Saturday

The 20th annual Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest, with $25,000 in total prize money, begins Saturday. While much has changed in racing and handicapping over the past two decades, the basic focus of this free-to-enter contest has remained sharp. The emphasis is on 3-year-olds prepping for the Kentucky Derby and players … [Read More...]

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Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity Tops Canterbury Park’s Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule

Canterbury Park’s American Quarter Horse stakes schedule will offer 13 races with purses expected to total more than $600,000. The schedule is highlighted by the 30th running of the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity July 2 with an estimated purse exceeding $160,000, racetrack officials announced … [Read More...]

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CRIST PENS Q&A ON PROPOSED PARI-MUTUEL REGULATIONS

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Steven Crist, former editor and publisher of Daily Racing Form and longtime horseplayer advocate, has penned a document for the NTRA in a “Question-and-Answer” format to explain the expected benefits of newly proposed … [Read More...]

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Canterbury Park 2017 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule

$200,000 Mystic Lake Derby Aug. 26; 24th Minnesota Festival of Champions Aug. 20 Canterbury Park’s 2017 thoroughbred stakes schedule will include 32 races and more than $2 million in purses.  The richest race of the season, the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, will be run Saturday, Aug. 26. Long … [Read More...]

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Meyer wins Canterbury Handicapper of the Year a fourth time

Bruce Meyer captured Canterbury Park’s Handicapper of the Year title for the fourth time. He did so by out-performing other local handicappers throughout the 2016 calendar year in various contests for which points are awarded to top finishers. Meyer finished second in the 20th annual Dog Days … [Read More...]

The New Year Begins

Welcome to 2017. Horses all celebrate their birthday on Jan. 1. Horse players can honesty claim to be even for the year. The Road to the Kentucky Derby begins in earnest for the newly turned 3-year-olds. Canterbury’s annual R2K Handicapping Contest begins Jan. 21. Opinions soon can … [Read More...]

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

By ROBERT KIECKHEFER UPI Racing Writer Breeders' Cup Classic winner and 3-year-old sensation Arrogate runs Sunday  in his final prep before a rematch with Breeders' Cup runner-up California Chrome. That's just one development in the ongoing drama that is the $12 million Grade I Pegasus … [Read More...]

Canterbury Park Names Ken Brown As Track Superintendent

Ken Brown, a racetrack maintenance professional with more than four decades of experience in the horse racing industry, will serve as Canterbury Park’s track superintendent for the 2017 race meet which begins May 5, track officials announced today. Brown, whose career began in the ‘70s with the … [Read More...]

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY AND IRS ISSUE PROPOSED REGS TO MODERNIZE PARI-MUTUEL WITHHOLDING AND REPORTING

The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued newly proposed regulations relating to withholding and reporting with respect to pari-mutuel winnings. The 31-page Treasury document, entitled “Withholding on Payments of Certain Gambling Winnings,” accomplishes the … [Read More...]

2016 NTRA MOMENT OF THE YEAR FAN VOTING NOW OPEN

Thoroughbred racing fans once again have an opportunity to have their voices heard at the Eclipse Awards by voting for the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year. Voting is now open on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) website, NTRA.com, and via Twitter, where every retweet or use of … [Read More...]

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Happy Holidays from Canterbury Park

The Canterbury Park family wishes you and yours the happiest of holidays. The Race Book will close after the conclusion of simulcasting Friday night and will re-open on Monday morning at 10am.  Monday begins the Santa Anita race meet. The nine-race card, with its opening-day fixture, the … [Read More...]

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