A trifecta of trouble for Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park wrapped up its 2023 racing season on Sunday, capping off a disappointing summer at the Shakopee horse track. Why it matters: A stee...

September 19, 2023
3:12 PM

Canterbury Park wrapped up its 2023 racing season on Sunday, capping off a disappointing summer at the Shakopee horse track. Why it matters: A steep decline in wagering, fewer horses, and smaller prizes are major concerns for Canterbury and the state's horse breeding industry. What happened: This was the first season in the past 10 years without the annual $7 million payments the track has gotten for its purses — the money paid to horse owners — as part of a marketing agreement with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Nick Halter