News Briefs – April 27

Racing Secretary Rob Junk prepares for the upcoming meet.

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 Pit, where there will be four outdoor blackjack tables and a great space to watch live racing while you enjoy an ice cold beer. On the track level, Canterbury is increasing the number of Cabanas from two to four in order to accommodate more group outings.

This summer, in pursuance of continuing the trend of providing transparency between the stewards and the racing public, the stewards will be supplying information on the Canterbury Park website regarding their rulings and decisions on disqualifications and order of finish changes within 24 hours of said decisions.

Another new addition to the Canterbury Park riding colony will be Katlin Bedford, a New York native and apprentice rider who won a few races at Remington Park last fall before spending her winter riding at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Rob Junk is back for his second year as racing secretary at Canterbury Park. He’s assembled his team in the racing office and is looking forward to a great meet here at Canterbury Park. Junk is excited to have horses coming from all over the country, and is looking forward to an exciting and competitive meet for 2017.

Advance wagering on Kentucky Derby and Oaks

To maximize the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks experience for Canterbury customers, the following advance wagering options will be available at Canterbury Park:

Available Thursday, 05/04/17:

– Thursday’s Churchill Downs card

– Advance wagers for Kentucky Oaks (Friday’s Churchill card, Oaks is race 11)

– Advance wagers for Kentucky Derby (Saturday’s Churchill card, Derby is race 12)

– Kentucky Oaks/Derby Double Wager (Oaks race 11 & Derby race 12)

– Kentucky Oaks/Woodford/Kentucky Derby Pick 3 / Triple Wager (Oaks race 11, Derby races 11 and 12)

Available Friday, 05/05/17:

– Friday’s Churchill Downs card (Kentucky Oaks, Oaks is race 11)

– Advance wagers for Kentucky Derby (Saturday’s Churchill card, Derby is race 12)

– Kentucky Oaks/Derby Double Wager (Oaks race 11 & Derby race 12)

– Kentucky Oaks/Woodford/Kentucky Derby Pick 3 / Triple Wager (Oaks race 11, Derby races 11 and 12)

Available Saturday, 05/06/17:

– Saturday’s Churchill Downs card (Kentucky Derby is race 12)

Katie Merritt is a senior at the University of Kentucky and currently an intern in the Canterbury Park Press Box. Before returning to school she galloped at several tracks around the country, but spent the majority of her time working for Carl Nafzger and Ian Wilkes.

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