Horse Racing

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 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

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

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

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.  […]

 Matt Blewett

Labor Day Races at Canterbury Park will be a multi-species event

Labor Day Races at Canterbury Park will be a multi-species event

The Minnesota Sports Report's favorite racing event in the Twin Cities comes back this Labor Day.

It is about that time of year again.  If you don’t already have labor day plans may we suggest an afternoon of racing. Canterbury Park’s horse racing will thrill you (if you have never seen a race live you really don’t know what you are missing) and if that was not enough, the annual spectacle […]

 Matt Blewett

4th of July festivities from Canterbury Park

4th of July festivities from Canterbury Park

A weekend of horse racing, hotdog eating, wiener dog racing and fireworks highlighted the annual two day 4th of July celebrations at Canterbury Park.

4th of July at Canterbury Park is a weekend long event.  On July 3 the Fireworks spectacular lit up the Shakopee sky after an evening of horse racing.  On the 4th of July the 12 race card was run in ideal conditions while fans enjoyed free hot dogs (an annual tradition on the 4th) and […]

 Matt Blewett

California Chrome disappoints eleven thousand at Canterbury Park’s Belmont BBQ Bash

California Chrome disappoints eleven thousand at Canterbury Park’s Belmont BBQ Bash

A crowd of over 10,000 gathered at Canterbury Park to witness California Chrome’s bid to be the first Triple Crown winner in over three decades. The life feed of the Belmont Stakes was preceded by two $75,000 races, the H.B.P.A. Distaff(BT) Stakes and the Brooks Fields Stakes.  Scroll down for photo galleries from the two […]

 Matt Blewett

Bellmont Stakes at Canterbury Park – A day plagued by tough breaks

Bellmont Stakes at Canterbury Park – A day plagued by tough breaks

Canterbury Park was plagued by rain and broken servers as they hosted the Belmont BBQ Bash on June 7, 2014.

It was a dreary rainy morning as horse race fans filed through the gates of Canterbury Park on June 7, 2014.  The rain had made the track a sloppy, muddy mess.  Before any races commenced, the track announced that all the scheduled turf races were moved to the dirt track. The grooming tractors were transformed […]

 Matt Blewett

Family day at Canterbury Park – horse racing followed by kids races – a fun day for all

Sundays at Canterbury Park are devoted to families.  The horse racing track is transformed into a mini carnival atmosphere with face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo and, of course, horses – lots of them. Races start at 12:45 with approximately four hours of racing, afterwhich comes the kids race where the track is groomed […]

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