Stats from the 2017 Meet

Tack was packed, stalls were stripped, and plans were finalized in the stable area at Canterbury Park as trainers, their employees, and their charges shipped to other destinations such as Churchill, Turf Paradise, and Hawthorne. The exodus began in full last week Sunday.  Many horses are simply turned out for the winter … [Read More...]

Recent News from Canterbury Park

Junk Bonanza: Anything and Everything at Canterbury Park

By Kris Janisch Angie Coffey traveled 300 miles to check things out at the Junk Bonanza at Canterbury Park on Thursday, Sept. 21. Still, she didn’t have anything particular in mind. “Just looking,” said Coffey, who came from Kaukauna, Wis., for the three-day event, which runs through … [Read More...]

Countdown to the Cup Handicapping Contest Begins Saturday

Free to Enter Saturdays • September 23 – October 28 $600 in weekly prizes Every Saturday features a new slate of races and a new chance to win a betting bankroll in Countdown to the Cup.  Simply select one horse in each race at the featured track.  Points will be awarded based on a … [Read More...]

Amy’s Challenge Earns 92 Beyer Speed Figure and other news

Yesterday’s Shakopee Juvenile on the final day of the meet should be enough to satisfy the desires of local racing fans as they wait for spring and the start of the 2018 meet. What was hyped both here and nationally as the race of the Canterbury season, the $80,000 six furlong sprint featuring … [Read More...]

RACE OF YEAR BRINGS DOWN CURTAIN

  BY JIM WELLS You can put a stamp on it. Mail it home. The verdict is in. The hype was real. Canterbury Park saved the best for last. The race of the year was just that. As anticipated when the race was written, the best horses showed up. The lineup was one for 2017 and … [Read More...]

Disqualification Makes Malibu Pro $50,000 John Bullit Winner

Malibu Pro won the $50,000 John Bullit Stakes via disqualification Friday night at Canterbury Park. Immediately after the 1 1/16 mile race the stewards posted an inquiry. Following a five-minute deliberation, they ruled that Way Striking and jockey Orlando Mojica, who led the six-horse field … [Read More...]

RACE OF THE YEAR CLOSES THE SEASON

BY JIM WELLS Considering Minnesota’s place in the horse racing universe, it truly doesn’t get any better than this, a race with this much talent on closing day, featuring not only three locally stabled speedsters but one of them a Minnesota-bred to boot. And two-year-olds at that. For … [Read More...]

Trainer Valorie Lund Has Mr. Jagermeister Ready For Shakopee Juvenile

Mr. Jagermeister is a very talented Minnesota bred 2-year-old trainer by Valorie Lund. On Saturday he faces perhaps the fastest filly in the country in Amy's Challenge. In this video Valorie discusses her colt and the upcoming race. … [Read More...]

Mac Robertson wins his 11th training title

When racing concludes Saturday, Mac Robertson will have won his eleventh leading trainer title at Canterbury Park. The trophy could have been presented June 3 when Mac took command in the standings and never relinquished the lead. His purse earnings this season, nearly $1.6 million, are more … [Read More...]

Canterbury Park Ends Live Meet With Racing Friday and Saturday

Canterbury Park’s 2017 live racing season concludes with 13-race programs this Friday and Saturday. Canterbury Park President Randy Sampson is encouraged by what he has seen this summer at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. “Wagering has increased over last year. Our racing quality continues to … [Read More...]

2017: A Look Back

By Noah Joseph Well, it’s that time of the year. Closing weekend is upon us. The 2017 season is almost in the rear-view mirror, and it was a wonderful season. Here’s a look at some of the great moments. For the fans, there was much to see, and parts of the summer had gone to the dogs. … [Read More...]

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