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Dark Racetrack Fills Grandstand

February 21, 2018:

It’s the middle of February. Snow and cold rule the day. What is a dark racetrack to do? How about put on one heck of a show....read on

Large Canterbury Expansion Pitched

November 22, 2017:

On Tuesday (November 21), officials with Canterbury Park in Minnesota unveiled preliminary plans that call for a redevelopment of the track’s property that would attract $300 - $400 million in private investment in the project....read on

Takeout Rates Discussed

September 27, 2016:

On Tuesday morning, executives from racetracks across North America talked takeout....read on

‘Extreme’ Racing Attracts 18K People

July 20, 2016:

Racetrack officials have announced that more than 18,000 racegoers recently filed through the turnstiles to take in a day of ‘extreme’ racing....read on

Minnesota Racing Gets Boost

June 8, 2016:

The Minnesota horse racing industry received a significant boost from the State Legislature and Governor this session when legislation was passed and signed into law authorizing the licensing and oversight of advance deposit wagering providers in the state....read on

Takeout Reduction Ahead Of Meet

April 20, 2016:

Racetrack officials have announced that in order to give their customers greater value for their wagering dollar, takeout rates will be reduced in advance of an upcoming meet of live racing....read on

Horse Lunges For Mid-Race Bite

February 16, 2016:

Connections and handicappers alike really appreciate when a horse has a lot of fight and gives it all that he or she has got when it steps out onto the racetrack. That was the case, and then some, this past Friday, when a horse had so much fight that it leaned over and literally tried to take a bite out of an opponent, mid-race....read on

Canterbury Success Profiled

July 9, 2015:

Minnesota Thoroughbred raceway Canterbury Park is bucking the industry trend in terms of on-track attendance and handle. The track’s CEO, Randy Sampson, is citing a change in traditional business philosophy for the upswing. “It’s almost like we’ve got the biggest live entertainment outdoor sports bar,” he has said....read on

Running Aces Requests 2015 Dates

October 29, 2014:

The Minnesota Racing Commission has announced that it has received 2015 live race day requests from the Running Aces Harness Park and Canterbury Park Holding Corporation....read on

Two Track Surfaces, One Race

July 21, 2014:

Nearly 20,000 people packed Minnesota's Canterbury Park on Saturday for its annual Extreme Day, with the hit of the day coming in the Battle of the Surfaces....read on

Female Announcer Makes History

September 9, 2013:

History was made this past weekend when a female announcer called an entire card of thoroughbred racing at Canterbury Park in Minnesota....read on

Running Aces Comments On Disputes

February 20, 2013:

Running Aces Harness Park issued a statement on Wednesday evening regarding its decision to review and renegotiate its simulcast agreement....read on

A Race-Calling First?

July 24, 2012:

Quirky race calls from the announcer's booths are nothing new in the horse racing industry. Every once and a while an odd or colourful call will break the norm --- and the most recent instance may actually go down as a first....read on

Running Aces Comments On Deal

June 18, 2012:

Last week, Running Aces Board Member John Derus criticized the recent pact between Canterbury Downs and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux community, which will see Canterbury purses bolstered by the native casino....read on

MRC Approves Track/Native Casino Deal

June 15, 2012:

The Minnesota Racing Commission, which regulates horse racing and card clubs at race tracks in the state, approved the Cooperative Marketing Agreement between Canterbury Park and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community on Wednesday, June 13....read on


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