Saturday Racing at Canterbury Park Shifts to Evenings in August

PENSADOR - Minnesota Derby - 07-30-16 - R08 - CBY - Starting Gate

Canterbury Park continues its Thursday through Sunday racing schedule in August with Saturday post time moving to evenings for the month. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 6, 13, and 20. On Saturday, Aug. 27, Mystic Lake Derby Day, racing begins at 6:00 p.m. Post time for Thursday and Friday racing remains 6:30 p.m. and Sunday racing begins at 12:45 p.m.

The $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby is Canterbury Park’s richest race. The Aug. 27 card also includes the $75,000 Minnesota HBPA Distaff and the $75,000 Brooks Fields Stakes.

An exhibition of Indian Horse Relay, high-speed bareback racing, will also be featured on the track that evening. Indian Horse Relay showcases 16 teams representing eight American Indian nations competing for $50,000 in prize money. Indian Horse Relay will also be conducted Thursday and Friday, Aug. 25 and 26 with two trial heats each night. The top eight teams from those trials advance to the Canterbury Park Indian Horse Relay Inter-Tribal Championship on Aug. 27.

Saturdays in August

Aug. 6:   Food Truck Festival

General Admission $7 for adults; children 17 and under admitted free.

Aug. 13: Canterbury Beer Fest

General Admission $7 for adults; children 17 and under admitted free.

Separate admission ticket required for Beer Fest. $40 in advance.

Aug. 20: K102 Country Night

Live music by Levi Pelzer between races.

General Admission $7 for adults; children 17 and under admitted free.

Aug. 27: Mystic Lake Derby and Indian Horse Relay

Presented by Mystic Lake and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

General Admission $9 for adults; children 17 and under admitted free.

Parking is always free.

More information is available at www.canterburypark.com .

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