Horses will soon be running again at Canterbury Park.

Horses will soon be running again at Canterbury Park.

Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park to Resume Operations July 21

Canterbury Park in Minnesota will reopen for business July 21.

After weeks of being dark because of a state government shutdown, Canterbury Park in Minnesota will resume its racing and gaming operations July 21.

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a budget deal supported by Republicans, meaning the state is back in business. Canterbury and Running Aces Harness Park are regulated by a state agency—the Minnesota Racing Commission--which did not operate as part of the shutdown.

Canterbury has a first post time of 7 p.m. CDT, though its simulcast operation and card club will open earlier. Admission to the live races will be free July 21, track officials said.