Canterbury Park (NASDAQ: CPHC) (formerly Canterbury Downs), is a horse racing track in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA. It runs a meet that consists of about 70 racing days from early May to mid-September, generally holding scheduled races Thursday through Sunday, with racing added on several holidays throughout the meet. The track itself features a one-mile (1,600 m) oval dirt track and a seven-furlong (1,400 m) turf course. Outside seating is available along with several indoor seating options. The track runs multiple food stands and bars throughout the building and simulcast betting is also offered.Make Canterbury Park part of your personalized Shakopee itinerary using our Shakopee trip builder app.
Canterbury Park has hosted the Claiming Crown of horse racing for all but four years since its inception in 1999.
The inaugural Mystic Lake Derby, offering the largest purse at the track since 1991, was run on July 28, 2012. The race was won by the 3-year-old Hammers Terror in a time of 1:37.18 over the one mile turf event.
The park also includes a card club. A two-week series of poker tournaments, Fall Poker Classic, is held each fall at Canterbury Park.
Canterbury Park reviews
I really enjoy making this happen 1x a summer. And I prefer to sit in the restaurant area. I hate the long lines out side and for some reason I enjoy someone else bringing me my food and drinks here..... more »
went their and saw Areosmith best concert ever first time being at Canterbury great place for a concert the sound was great I would recommend to go to a event their more »
Went with a group of friends today. Had a great time but was surprised that it was so poorly attended. Fear they are not going to survive long. And it was a beautiful Saturday in August. We reserved a table on the third floor and ended up at the second row from the window. Was told the front row was fully booked. But nobody showed up for most of the tables. We could have been seated at the window. The food was good. Big nachos and awesome burger. The calamari was a bit fishy tasting. Would have been more fun if more people and action.
Always a friendly place to go. The horses are beautiful. The entertainment was amazing. The native American horse race was so fun to watch them move from horse to horse was amazing. They have to change horses twice and use 3 horses. We watched adults then the kids had a turn these kids could have given the guys a run for there money. We had an amazing time.
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