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Canterbury Announces Record Quarter Horse Stakes Slate | Midwest Paddock Report
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Canterbury Announces Record Quarter Horse Stakes Slate

SHAKOPEE, MN – A week after Canterbury Park announced a record slate of Thoroughbred Stakes, the Shakopee oval unveiled a record breaking stakes schedule for the  Quarter Horse meet in 2016.

“Canterbury Park is proud to offer the richest quarter horse stakes schedule in track history,” Vice President of Racing Operations Eric Halstrom said. “The Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity will continue to be a premier race in the Midwest, and the addition of the $65,000 Bank of America Canterbury Park Challenge Championship and the Merial Distaff Championship ensures that many of the best quarter horses in the country will travel to Shakopee this summer in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Challenge Championships.”

The entire Quarter Horse stakes schedule for the 13 races will offer approximately $600,000 in purse money.

The Bank of America Challenge Series will culminate in the Challenge Championship on October 29 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Regional races held around the world give horses qualifying berths to the Challenge Championships, which offers more than $1 million in purse and prizes on a single night.

Both Challenge Championship races are new to the stakes schedule; however Canterbury has a longstanding relationship with the Challenge series, having hosted races since 1995.

                          Canterbury Park 2016 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule
June 12, 2016      Gopher State Derby Elig. 3yo 400 Yards $20,000 Added
June 19, 2016      Skip Zimmerman Memorial 3yo & up 350 Yards $20,000 Added
June 26, 2016      Bob Morehouse Stakes 3yo & up s 400 Yards $25,000 Added
July 10, 2016       Canterbury Quarter Horse Derby 3yo 400 Yards $50,000 Guaranteed
July 10, 2016       Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity 2yo 350 Yards $100,000 Guaranteed
July 10, 2016       Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ Futurity Elig. 2yo 350 Yards $20,000 Added
July 16, 2016       Dash in a Flash 3yo & up 110 Yards $20,000 Added
July 17, 2016       Bank of America Canterbury Park Challenge Championship Elig. 3yo & up 440 Yards $65,000 Added
July 17, 2016       Merial Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge Elig. 3yo & up f/m 400 Yards $30,000 Added
July 31, 2016       Cash Caravan Stakes 3yo & up s 440 Yards $35,000 Added
August 7, 2016    NCQHRA Futurity Elig. 2yo 350 Yards $20,000 Added
August 21, 2016  Minnesota Derby 3yo s 400 Yards $45,000 Added
August 21, 2016  Minnesota Futurity 2yo s 350 Yards $45,000 Added

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