Canterbury Park

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Twin Cities Summer Jam is a go in 2021, lineup confirmed

Organizers say they're optimistic that the event will happen if people follow public health guidance between now and then.

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Jake Mauer, 'patriarch of the Mauer baseball family,' dies at 89

Jake Mauer is perhaps best known for his role at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

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Canterbury Park jockey banned for illegal device, loaded weapon

The Shakopee track has been running live races during the pandemic.

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Curtis Sampson, who brought horse racing back to MN, dies at 87

He died peacefully at his home in Hector, Minnesota.

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Canterbury Park requests 52-day racing season starting in June

The racetrack and card casino has been shut down since mid-March.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood among 9 confirmed acts for TC Summer Jam

Another world-famous lineup of stars performing at the second annual music festival.

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band confirmed for 2020 Twin Cities Summer Jam

The three-day festival will be held in late July next year.

Horse track sets 2012 average attendance record

The average attendance for the 62-day live racing season at the Shakopee racetrack was 6,595 -- a new record at Canterbury Park, the Shakopee Patch writes. That's up 7.3 percent compared to last summer -- which was 6 days shorter because of the state government shutdown. The amount of money wagered was also up 25 percent this year.

Mystic Lake Derby debuts at Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park offered its richest purse ever for a single race at the track on Saturday. The $161,000 Mystic Lake Derby was the first significant event since the horse track partnered with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Last month, the owners of Mystic Lake Casino agreed to pay $75 million over the next decade to boost racing purses at Canterbury Park. In exchange, the racetrack will drop its longstanding push to add slot machines. Hammers Terror won the inaugural race, with jockey Lori Keith in the saddle.

Paul Allen became the first person to announce a horse race on helium

Last Saturday was extreme day at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The horse racing track brought out ostriches and camels for a couple of races, as they have done annually for years now. In the final race, track announcer Paul Allen became the first-ever to call a race on helium.

Play the ponies? How about the ostriches and camels?

It's Extreme Race Day at Canterbury Park on Saturday. That's when the horses will share the track with camels and ostriches. Some of the jockeys will be out of the ordinary, too, including Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke.

Shakopee Sioux gain major role at Canterbury in pact

The new 24-page agreement between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux and Canterbury Park goes beyond having the tribe increase race purses in exchange for the track dropping its push for racino – it gives the Shakopee Sioux a major presence at the state's premiere horse racing venue. The tribe likely will heavily market its Mystic Lake Casino at the track. And the Sioux get naming rights to the winner's circle.