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Day, Hawley Help in Canterbury Chapel Drive

With the help of Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day and Sandy Hawley, Canterbury Park and the Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced that nearly half of its $250,000 fundraising goal for a new chapel has been met.

Three Handicapping Contest Berths at Stake

Fans may now register for the 2005 Claiming Crown Handicapping Contest keyed to the July 16 Claiming Crown at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. The online contest challenges handicappers to pick one horse in each of the 11 live races run that day.

93 Nominated for 2005 Claiming Crown

Lord of the Game, recent winner of the Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Prairie Meadows, headlines a solid group of 93 horses pre-entered for the 2005 Claiming Crown to be run July 16 at Canterbury Park.

'Claiming Crown' to be Broadcast on HRTV

The Claiming Crown, which will offer $650,000 in purses for seven races, will be broadcast live on HorseRacing Television July 16 from Canterbury Park in Minnesota.

Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund Debuts, Charity Grants Approved

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation announced the initial approval of more than $100,000 in charitable grants through its Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund. Thirteen grants, ranging from $2,000 to $15,000, have been awarded to Minnesota organizations serving the equine industry and groups working to promote responsible gaming.

Canterbury Slots Measure Defeated in Committee

A new gambling package rose from the ashes of several rejected plans Thursday in the Minnesota Senate Tax Committee, but it was unlikely the bill would get far in the final days of session. One of the rejected plans was a proposal to add slot machines at Canterbury Park.

Claiming Crown Gains More Support From NTRA

Claiming Crown Gains More Support From NTRA

As organizers of the Claiming Crown gear up for the sixth edition of the event in 2004, the focus will be on obtaining sponsorships and getting the races into more wagering outlets around the country. Meanwhile, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has signed on as a sponsor of the event.

Business Booms at Canterbury Park

Increases in every statistical category were reported by Canterbury Park officials in a summary of the final results of the 2003 live racing meet, which ended Sept. 1.

Claiming Crown Handicapping Contest Available

Registration is now open for the 2003 Claiming Crown Handicapping Contest at www.ntra.com. The contest, keyed to the July 19 Claiming Crown Day card at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., challenges handicappers to pick one horse in each of the 11 live races run that day.

Canterbury: Net Income Down, But Revenue Up

Canterbury Park Holding Co. reported a decrease in net income for the first three months of 2003 compared with the same period in 2002, but an increase in revenue for the three-month period.

Canterbury, Horsemen Sign Off on Purse Increase

Canterbury Park, which operates a successful card club in its clubhouse, and the Minnesota Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have raised overnight purses by 5%. The increase is the fourth in three years.

Canterbury Park Pursues VLTs

Minnesota legislators will consider video lottery terminals for Canterbury Park. If approved, the track could double its purses and extend its meet with the help of 1,750 machines.

Canterbury Reports Mixed Third Quarter

Canterbury Park reported increased revenue and decreased net income for the third quarter ending Sept. 20. Revenue for the Minnesota racetrack was up 4.3% to $12.1 million, but net income for the third quarter fell 21% to $378,103, or 10 cents per share.

Churchill to Repurchase Stock, Racing Stocks Down Overall

Churchill to Repurchase Stock, Racing Stocks Down Overall

Churchill Downs' board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to 55,000 shares. The buy-back was authorized to help stablize the company's stock price and contribute to stablizing the market overall. Despite financial experts pleas to investors that they should not react to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., the major stock markets sustained significant losses.

Canterbury Reports Quarterly Profit

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation announced results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2001. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $10,694,550 and operating expenses of $10,469,156, resulting in income from operations of $225,394.

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