Keyword: Canterbury Park

  • Canterbury Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    Canterbury Park will honor their 2006 Hall Of Fame inductees Aug. 12 with a breakfast at 10:30 a.m. This year's class will include owner Tom Metzen and trainer David Van Winkle. The two men will be the 37th and 38th members inducted into the track's Hall of Fame.

  • Locals, Eclipse Award Winner Claim Crowns

    Locals broke the bank early Saturday evening at Minnesota's Canterbury Park with upset victories in three of seven races that comprised the Claiming Crown, but it was an Eclipse Award-winning owner who took home the top prize in the featured $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel.

  • Heat Brings Free Admission, Water for Claiming Crown

    With the temperature expected to hover near 100 degrees in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area this weekend, Canterbury Park has decided to offer free admission for this Saturday's $600,000 Claiming Crown.

  • 83 Pre-Entered for July 15 Claiming Crown

    Sinners N Saints, winner of six of his last eight starts, headlines a solid group of 83 horses pre-entered for the 2006 Claiming Crown, to be run on July 15 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.

  • Canterbury Cancels Sunday Racing Card

    Due to the unsafe race conditions caused by more than five inches of rain overnight in Shakopee, Minn., Canterbury Park management decided to cancel its races on Sunday afternoon.

  • 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.

  • Claiming Crown Gets Bigger and Better

    Led by a record number of pre-entries, Saturday's Claiming Crown at Canterbury Park is expected to be the biggest ever in the five-year history of the event, according the Nat Wess, director of live racing operations at Canterbury Park.

  • 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

    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.

  • Record Number Pre-Entered for Claiming Crown

    A record 88 horses were pre-entered Tuesday for this year's Claiming Crown, a $550,000 day of racing to be held July 19 at Canterbury Park. Claiming Crown 2003 will consist of six races with purses ranging from $50,000 to $150,000.

  • 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 Meet Features Return of Claiming Crown

    Canterbury Park will kick off its 63-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet May 16. Highlight of the spring/summer season is the $550,000 Claiming Crown, a five-race series scheduled for July 19.

  • Truly a Judge is a Jewel in Claiming Crown

    In his first start in the East in more than two years, Ailshie & Aidekman's Truly a Judge shipped from California and ran away with the $150,000 Jewel, the last and richest race of the six Claiming Crown Championship events at Philadelphia Park Aug. 31.

  • Claiming Crown Fields Set; Lake on Home Turf

    Fifty-three horses were entered for the $550,000 Claiming Crown Championship scheduled for Aug. 31 at Philadelphia Park. It's the first time in the four-year history of the event that it will held away from Canterbury Park in Minnesota.

  • 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.