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  • Canterbury Park Live Season Begins May 3

    The 2008 live racing season at Canterbury Park begins May 3, Kentucky Derby day, with an opening day program that will feature nine Thoroughbred races, including the fourth running of the $50,000 Shot of Gold Stakes.

  • Jury Out on Rebates, Computer Bets

    There may not be imminent decisions in the ongoing debate over high-volume betting shops and computer-assisted wagering. The industry remains split on mechanisms that have increased or shifted pari-mutuel handle, depending on the point of view.

  • Canterbury Park Sees Gain in Income

    Canterbury Park's parent company reported increased income during the third quarter of 2007 despite experiencing a 5% decline in total handle since the beginning of the year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Card Club Deals Good Hand at Canterbury

    A card club that produced revenue of $11.3 million helped Canterbury Park Holding Corp. post record operating results for 2000. The company owns Canterbury Park, the Thoroughbred track located in Shakopee, Minn.

  • Card Club Boosts Canterbury Park Meet

    For the fourth consecutive year, Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota posted significant increases in on-track attendance and handle for 60-day meet. Card Club revenues contributed to two purse increases of 10 percent each, with total purses of approximately $6.4 million for the meet representing an increase of 26.6% over 1999. Average daily purse distribution was $106,000, compared to $90,000 in 1999, an increase of 17.7%.