Tampa Bay Downs Begins Saturday, Dean Butler Back In The Saddle

Jockey Dean Butler’s name appears in the Saturday entries twice on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Quite an accomplishment when you consider the journey. Butler has not ridden in a race since suffering an injury while riding at Canterbury Park on June 30. The spill caused a transverse fracture to his spine, an injury that … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Canterbury Park on Black Friday

  Don’t give in to the stress of holiday shopping on Black Friday. Come to Canterbury Park for fun and games… and a chance to win the season’s hottest gifts! From building-wide giveaways to poker, from simulcast racing to casino games, guests have plenty of reasons to visit on Nov. … [Read More...]

Canterbury Park Asks MRC to Approve 70-Day Schedule in 2018

  Canterbury Park intends to race 70 days in 2018. Officials of the Shakopee, Minn., thoroughbred and quarter horse racetrack this week submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval of a schedule that would begin Friday, May 4 and conclude Sept. 15. The MRC … [Read More...]

Top Dogs Coming to Canterbury Park

Which dog is Best in Show? We’ll soon find out. The Minneapolis Kennel Club Dog Show is coming up Nov. 18-19 at Canterbury Park. To get the lowdown on this two-day all-breed show, we spoke with Larry Mackai, president of the Minneapolis Kennel Club. CP: What’s so special about this dog … [Read More...]

It Pays to Breed a Racehorse in Minnesota

The Minnesota Racing Commission this week released information on awards issued through the Minnesota Breeder Fund to racehorse breeders and stallion owners for all three breeds racing in the state, thoroughbred, quarter horse, and standardbred. More than $526,000 in awards will be paid later … [Read More...]

How to Play Three Card Poker

If you've ever wondered how to play Three Card Poker, Azure Adler—dealer and assistant pit manager at Canterbury Park—will run down the basics for you. This is the first in our Canterbury Basic Training video series.   If you're still unsure of the ins and outs of Three Card Poker, … [Read More...]

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival: A Gift Extravaganza

If you need a unique, personalized or distinctive gift this holiday season, look no further.   The Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair is coming up at Canterbury Park. The event gives you a chance to get handcrafted items that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. The … [Read More...]

From Military Intelligence to the Poker Tables

If there’s someone you don’t want to see sitting across from you at the poker table, it might be a guy who formerly served in the Army. In military intelligence. Interrogating prisoners of war. But about three times a week, that’s what Texas Hold’em players at Canterbury Park are doing when … [Read More...]

Breeders’ Cup World Championships Sunday Odds and Ends

Compiled by Breeders' Cup Notes Team  Smith Extends Lead in Breeders’ Cup Victories; Velazquez Moves Into Tie for Second Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, 52, extended his lead for all-time Breeders’ Cup World Championship victories in the 14 Hands Juvenile Fillies on Caledonia Road on … [Read More...]

Spectacular Setting, Strong Business Results at Del Mar’s First Breeders’ Cup

  $25 Million On-Track Handle Sets Breeders’ Cup Record DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Gun Runner’s thrilling victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a picture-perfect day at the Del Mar racetrack, the first-time host of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Racing … [Read More...]

Can Princess Warrior win Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies?

A horse player that subscribes to the ‘due theory’, also known as gambler’s fallacy, might be taking a long look at trainer Ken McPeek and his 2-year-old filly Princess Warrior in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.  McPeek, who has been a professional racehorse trainer since the mid 80s … [Read More...]

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