Canterbury Park

As horse racing tracks go, Canterbury Park is very young at just around 25 years old. In 1982, voters in Minnesota approved an amendment that allowed pari-mutuel betting. Two years later, ground was broken for Minnesota’s first parimutuel racetrack.

Canterbury Track Layout

The main dirt track at Canterbury features two chutes to provide for racing at 3 1/2 and 6 1/2 furlongs as well as 1 1/4 miles. It holds both thoroughbred and Quarter horse racing.

Canterbury Park Track Layout


Track History & Quick Facts

Did you know that Canterbury Park was home of the 1999 election night party for Gubernatorial candidate Jesse Ventura? Today, the Canterbury Park is home to great horse racing betting action and entertainment events. Racing takes place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the holidays from May through the beginning of September.

Canterbury park also includes a card club which offers Poker and Casino Games. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week offering a variety of games including Texas Hold'em Poker, 7 Card Stud Poker, Poker Omaha and more.

Canterbury Park Betting Odds

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Canterbury Park

  • Address : 1100 Canterbury Road Shakopee, MN 55379
  • Phone : (952) 445-7223 or 1-800-340-6361
  • Opening hours : Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for casino games and simulcast wagering.
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  • Racing schedule :

    Summer Meet – May 15th to May 31st, including May 25th: Friday to Sunday. June 4th to September 12th, including September 7th: Thursday to Sunday.

  • Big races :

    Ungraded – Lady Canterbury Stakes, July 11th.

    Ungraded – Mystic Lake Mile, July 11th.

    Ungraded – Mystic Lake Derby, August 23rd.

  • Post Times :

    6:30 PM – Thursdays and Fridays.

    12:45 PM – Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

     4:00 PM – Special July 3rd racing meet.

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