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Prairie Meadows to Host Bank o...

The American Quarter Horse Association announced that Prairie Meadows will be the host of the Bank of America Challenge Cup for the third time on October 14, 2017. The event will include the John Deere Juvenile, Adequan® Derby, Merial Distaff,...

Canterbury Offering Shipping I...

Even in the middle of winter there are some glimmers of news that have us looking forward to opening weekend at Canterbury Park. SHIPPING INCENTIVE PROGRAMS While purses are up in Shakopee, Canterbury is still an expensive destination to reach...

Canterbury Releases 2017 Quart...

Below is a text of a press release from Canterbury Park regarding the 2017 Quarter Horse Stakes schedule. Shakopee, Minn.  —  Canterbury Park’s American Quarter Horse stakes schedule will offer 13 races with purses expected to total more...

Canterbury Releases 2017 Stake...

Canterbury Releases 2017 Stakes Schedule
SHAKOPEE, MN – Canterbury Park released its 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule today.  The highlight of the meet will continue to be the one mile $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby for 3-year olds on the turf to be run on August 26.  The stakes...

Prairie Meadows Sets 2017 Date...

Altoona, IA –  The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack and Hotel’s 28th season of live racing. The 67-day Thoroughbred season will open Thursday, April 27, 2017 and end Saturday August 12,...

Canterbury Announces New Track...

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 30, 2016 Contact: Jeff Maday Media Relations Manager (952) 496-6408 jmaday@canterburypark.com Shakopee, Minn. — Ken Brown, a racetrack maintenance professional with more than four decades of...

Canterbury Dates Granted; Mana...

At the December meeting of the Minnesota Racing Commission the Commission approved Canterbury’s request for dates in 2017.  Highlights include the earlier opening of racetrack in a return to its traditional Derby Weekend opener (Friday,...

Canterbury To Request Derby Da...

SHAKOPEE, MN – Some of the largest crowds in the history of Canterbury Park have come on the first Saturday in May and in its request for 2017 racing dates before the Minnesota Racing Commission the Shakopee, Minnesota oval looks to...

MRC Announces On-Line Access t...

The Minnesota Racing Commission announced today that the eligible purses earned information for breeders and stallion owners is available on-line on the MRC website. Breeders and stallion owners will be able to click on the link here and...

Storm Power, Even Thunder Capt...

Storm Power, Even Thunder Capture Metzen, Juvenile to Close Out Minnesota Season
SHAKOPEE, MN – The curtain came down on the 2016 Canterbury Park season Saturday afternoon with an 11 race program that featured a pair of six furling stakes: the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile and the $40,000 Tom Metzen  HBPA Sprint. In the...
recent from Minnesota Canterbury Offering Shipping Incentives; Other Notes
Even in the middle of winter there are some glimmers of news that have us looking forward to opening weekend at Canterbury Park. SHIPPING INCENTIVE PROGRAMS While purses are up in Shakopee, Canterbury is still an expensive destination to reach when you’re shipping in from elsewhere.  In a move to try...
recent from Iowa Prairie Meadows to Host Bank of America Challenge Cup
The American Quarter Horse Association announced that Prairie Meadows will be the host of the Bank of America Challenge Cup for the third time on October 14, 2017. The event will include the John Deere Juvenile, Adequan® Derby, Merial Distaff, Distance and Bank of America Championship Challenges and marks...
recent from Photo Essays Indian Horse Relay Races Celebrate Canterbury, Mystic Partnership
SHAKOPEE, MN – The Indian Horse Relays, run on Mystic Lake Derby Day at Canterbury Park, helped celebrate both the partnership between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Canterbury Park as well a wonderful display of Native Culture. In addition to the relays, there was a Native Market in the...
recent from In the Paddock In the Paddock: Canterbury Paddock Analyst Brian Arrigoni
Shortly before the start of the 2016 Canterbury Park season, longtime paddock analyst Angela Hermann was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to call races at Golden Gate Fields leaving the racetrack with a void to fill. Opening weekend was audition time for the candidates to replace her: Candace Hare and...