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CANTERBURY FACTS

Then Canterbury Downs opened in 1985 to much fanfare. But after the initial popularity
waned and other gaming optioned opened in Minnesota, the Downs was forced to close
in 1992.

In 1994, horsemen Curtis & Randy Sampson along with Dale Schenian purchased the
track and renamed it Canterbury Park.

In 1995, Live Racing returned to Canterbury Park. Since that time, attendance for live
racing has continued to grow, as Canterbury Park has re-introduced the casual fan to
Live Racing.

 

 

CARD CLUB INTRODUCED

In 2000, the Minnesota Legislature authorized a Card Club at Canterbury Park with
a significant portion of the proceeds dedicated to increasing live racing purses. The
Canterbury Card Club became the home for Texas Hold’em, Blackjack and other poker
and casino games in Minnesota. The impact was felt almost immediately during the 2000
live racing season with a pair of 10% purse increases, sending total purses paid up by
26.6% over the previous year.

 

 

LIVE RACING ATTENDANCE 

 

  YEAR     ATTENDANCE  
  1999      209,273  
  2000      232,604  
  2001      244,590  
  2002      265,363  
  2003      302,771  
  2004      333,457  
  2005      344,753  
  2006      359,230  
  2007      373,130  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

AREA

Located on 385 acres in Shakopee, Minnesota; 25 minutes from downtown Minneapolis;
15 minutes from the Mall of America and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.