Canterbury Park

 Matt Blewett

Extreme Race Day at Canterbury Park was a non-traditional success.

Extreme Race Day at Canterbury Park was a non-traditional success.

Extreme Race Day, July 16, 2016 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.

It was a perfect day for horse racing on July 16, 2016 at Canterbury Park, Minn.  In addition to the horses, Saturday’s race card included ostriches, camels and zebras. Jon Wright helped us out, getting some of the non-traditional track action.  Michelle Benson, a fixture in the Canterbury Park press box entertained all by winning […]

 Matt Blewett

3rd annual Running with the Bulldogs a slobbery success

3rd annual Running with the Bulldogs a slobbery success

For the third year, Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. is transformed between horse races into a bulldog race track. Photo Credit: Heather Grevalis, www.mwpaddockreport.com/

The 50-60 lb canines careened through the soft dirt of the Canterbury Park track toward the finish line with short legs churning and jowls flapping on a beautiful Memorial Day afternoon in Shakopee, Minnesota. First time racer, Ozzy, crushed the competition in the bulldog finals, a race that included defending champion Oscar and three dogs […]

 Matt Blewett

Canterbury Park Labor Day festivities for the family

Canterbury Park Labor Day festivities for the family

It is the second-to-last weekend for live racing at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.  The family fun at Canterbury Park included face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo for the kids as well as the three-story tall jungle gym for burning off excess energy.  There were eight horse races scheduled on the day sparced […]

 Matt Blewett

2015 Wiener Dog Wars at Canterbury Park

2015 Wiener Dog Wars at Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park's Labor Day tradition of Wiener Dog Wars, a delightful dachshund dash event, has started and Coco, a perennial racer, is off to a crazy fast start.

The first and second heats of the 2015 Wiener Wars day at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. is off and running.  Heats one and two were won by Keetza, a 9lb dog from the third gate. Heat two was won by Coco, a nine pound, multi-colored bundle of energy.  Coco has made The Minnesota Sports […]

 Matt Blewett

Photo finish caps exciting Mystic Lake Mile race at Canterbury Park

Photo finish caps exciting Mystic Lake Mile race at Canterbury Park

There are very few moments in sports more exciting than the last 100 yards of a close horse race…especially when the race is a three way photo finish. This is exactly what the racing fans were treated to on July 11, 2015 at Canterbury Park as the $100,000 Mystic Lake Mile race came down to […]

 Matt Blewett

Running of the Bulldogs 2015 ended in photo finish tie?

Running of the Bulldogs 2015 ended in photo finish tie?

There is always a winner at the racetrack right? Not today. The annual Running of the Bulldogs at Canterbury Park was too close to call...even after multiple slow-motion replays.

Canterbury Park’s annual Memorial Day ceremony was again a somber success as Stan Kowalski and company memorialized those who gave the ultimate gift for our freedom, so that those in attendance could enjoy a day of racing and family fun. The usual family day fun was in play as horse rides (for the kids), face […]

 Matt Blewett

Memorial Day activities for the family

Memorial Day activities for the family

Memorial Day is a day dedicated to honoring the men and women (past and present) who keep us safe and protect our freedoms. Spend this Memorial Day with your family, here are some ideas.

Fort Snelling’s Memorial Day: Military History Living Timeline 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $9 Adult, $6 Children (6-17) Five and under Free.  “Travel through the past with a living timeline of military life during this special day honoring America’s soldiers.”  Fort Snelling’s costumed re-enactors will showcase uniforms, equipment and even some weapons demonstrations.  Veterans get […]

 Matt Blewett

Snocross returns to Canterbury Park on January 9-10

Snocross returns to Canterbury Park on January 9-10

The first races of 2015 on the Canterbury Park horse racing track will not be on turf with horses, rather the first races of 2014 will feature 400 lb sleds propelled around the manufactured, temporary snocross track with jumps and whoops.

The racetrack at Canterbury Park will be roaring…rather Brrrp…ing to life as the first races of 2015 will be held on the track on January 9-10, 2015. The races will not be horse races but Snocross, specifically the Canterbury Park’s Pirtek Snocross National presented by Jimmy John’s. What makes this race unique is the blend of […]

 Matt Blewett

Labor Day racing at Canterbury Park included Wieners Dogs in addition to horses.

Labor Day racing at Canterbury Park included Wieners Dogs in addition to horses.

The main event at Canterbury Park on Labor Day 2014 was the horse racing...or Wiener Dogs - 72 of them invaded the horse track in a series of fan favorite races.

On Labor Day 2014 (September 1, 2014) Canterbury Park celebrated its final Family Day promotion – which included horse rides for the kids, face painting and the Kids Klomp race on the dirt track. Oscar, perennial fan favorite whose win streak was snapped last year, was defeated this year by Esker, a speedy pup whose […]

 Matt Blewett

Broadway Empire impresses early at Canterbury Park’s Labor Day racing

Broadway Empire impresses early at Canterbury Park’s Labor Day racing

The capacity crowd packed the stadium at Canterbury Park awaiting the eight horse races as well as the 72 dogs set to participate in Wiener Dog Wars.

Broadway Empire impressed the crowd early in race number two, winning easily in the 7.5 furlong race that was moved from the turf track to the dirt track after over an inch of rain fell last night, soaking the turf. After race two a pair of Wiener Dog Wars heats took to the dirt track.  […]

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