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No Running Of The Bulls Planned For Canterbury

There will be no “Running of the Bulls” at Canterbury Park after all. While Canterbury had not formally agreed to host “The Great Bull Run” next year, the event was tentatively scheduled for next May.

08/15/2013

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Canterbury Park Could Host Bull Run

You might not have to travel to Pamplona, Spain if running with the bulls is your type of sport. A promotional group is bringing the Great Bull Run to America at 10 locations over the next year. Organizers have a tentative date of May 14 at Canterbury Park horse race track in Shakopee.

08/06/2013

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Human Cannonball Soars Over Canterbury Park

Saturday at Canterbury Park, the horseracing had some competition. As part of Saturday’s Memorial Day race festivities, Canterbury welcomed Dave “The Bullet” Smith to the track to fire up the crowd. Smith is the Guinness World Record Holder for human cannonballing, and he’s been on shows like “America’s Got Talent” and the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. But after all his experience, is it still scary to climb into the cannon?

05/27/2013

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Minn.’s Canterbury Park Opens Racing Season May 17

Canterbury Park opens its 2013 horse racing season in just about a week. The 69-day race meet is the Shakopee track’s longest since 2006. The meet runs until Sept. 14.

05/09/2013

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Can’t Bet On The Derby At Running Aces

For the first year, Canterbury Park in Shakopee has exclusive Minnesota rights to Kentucky Derby bidding. That means Running Aces is shut out of one of racing’s biggest days.

05/03/2013

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Best Outdoor Summer Concerts In Minnesota

Celebrate summer with these fun, outdoor music festivals around Minnesota.

04/11/2013

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Racino Bill Aims To Solve Stadium Funding Woes

Funding for the Viking stadium has come up short at the Capitol in the past, but racino supporters say lawmakers can’t ignore it any longer.

04/08/2013

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Best Upcoming Spring Art Festivals Or Events In Minnesota

Some of Minnesota’s major destination events take place in the spring, drawing people from throughout the region.

03/18/2013

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Snowmobiles Replacing Horses At Canterbury Downs

The track at Canterbury Park is usually reserved for horses, but blanket it in snow and it becomes the perfect venue for horsepower.

01/03/2013

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Pups Of All Sizes Compete At Mpls. Kennel Club Show

The big Minneapolis Kennel Club Dog Show is this weekend, and along with all the dogs on display young handlers will be competing as well.

11/16/2012

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Fillies Race For Hope Set At Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park in Shakopee hosts the second annual Fillies Race for Hope Saturday.

08/04/2012

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Camels, Ostriches To Race At Canterbury On ‘Extreme Race Day’

The sixth annual Extreme Race Day at Canterbury Park in Shakopee will feature a camel race and an ostrich race.

07/21/2012

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Best Local Heavy Metal Bands In Minnesota

Looking for the best local heavy metal Minnesota has to offer? Metal purists and modern metal fans alike are sure to find a local favorite from this inclusive list.

07/19/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Nisswa’s Turtle Races

Serious speed is on display at Minnesota race tracks like Brainerd International or Canterbury Park. But you’ll also find small-town tracks where the contestants aren’t quite so fast.

07/15/2012

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Canterbury Has Make-Up Day Due To Heat Wave

For horse racing fans, Saturday is business as usual at Canterbury Park. The 12 race program begins at 1:30 p.m. and includes two stakes races.

07/06/2012

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Canterbury Park Cancels Fourth Of July Racing, Events

Extreme temperatures and intense heat have forced all live racing and Fourth of July festivities to be canceled at Canterbury Park.

07/03/2012

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Canterbury-Mystic Lake Deal Approved; Not Everyone Happy

The historic deal between Minnesota’s largest Indian casino and the largest horse racing track is taking a lot of heat.

06/13/2012

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Dark Star Memorialized At Canterbury

A fitting tribute was held Saturday for a long-time local sports personality with a passion for horse racing. Friends and fans remembered the life of Dark Star, a long-time WCCO Radio personality, former host of a TV show called “Canterbury Report”, and a Vietnam War veteran.

06/09/2012

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Canterbury Remembers Dark Star

Dark Star is being remembered by his friends at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

06/02/2012

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Dayton OKs Poker, Horse Race Gambling Expansion

Poker players will be able to find more seats and place bigger bets in horse track card rooms and Minnesota Indian tribes will get permission to simulcast live racing.

05/04/2012

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Bill Enhancing Racetrack Betting Advances

A bill enhancing gambling at tribal casinos and privately owned horse racing tracks in Minnesota has sprung up and steamed ahead in the final days of the Minnesota Legislature’s session.

04/28/2012

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New Racino Bill Could Raise Funds For Stadium, Schools

The idea of a Racino is getting some extra momentum from the Republican leaders in the Minnesota Senate.

02/02/2012

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Minnesotans Loving Rare Stretch Of Warm Weather

The temperatures outside have many of us checking the calendar after we broke records across Minnesota on Thursday. The Twin Cities hit 45 degrees, but it was even warmer out west.

01/05/2012

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Racino Supporters Make Plans To Sweeten Deal

Supporters of racino, a racetrack and casino combo, announced plans to increase the prize money for the races by nearly $26 million.

11/18/2011

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Racino Could Be Best Option To Pay For Stadium

A report released Wednesday said slot machines located at Minnesota’s two horse racing tracks would generate enough annual revenue to build the Vikings stadium with plenty left over for education.

11/09/2011

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