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Breakfast on the Rail - August

Canterbury Park - 952-445-7223
Start your day sunny side up with our Breakfast on the Rail experience! Enjoy a homestyle breakfast track side in our Wild Horse Saloon while watching the horses train for race day. This one-of-a-kind experience also includes presentations from Chris Merz, Director of Racing Operations, Mark Irving, former Canterbury Jockey, and other special guests.

Schedule & Guest Speakers Include:

7:00 – 7:30AM: Registration / Check in

7:30AM-9:30AM: Breakfast is Served
7:30AM: Welcome from Chris Merz - Director of Racing
7:40AM: Mark Irving - Racing Ambassador / Former Jockey
8:00AM: Training Starts on the Track
8:15AM: Kevin Gorg - Race Analyst
9:00AM: Nancy Sheehan Guest Trainer
Harry Hernandez Canterbury Park's Leading Jockey
10:30AM: Event Ends

Kids are welcome at this event, but content of the presentations is specific to race enthusiasts.

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Continental Breakfast and complimentary beverages throughout breakfast include, Juice, Water, Soda, and other non-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks such as Bloody Mary's, Mimosas, and Screw Drivers will also be available during breakfast for purchase.


Known for his work with Bally Sports on Wild, Twins and Timberwolves broadcasts, KG got his start at Canterbury Park and joins our broadcast team for race analysts and special features throughout the summer.


Chris Merz serves as the Director of Racing at Canterbury Park. He oversees all aspects of live racing at the track such as supervising Canterbury’s racing secretary, managing racing operations, being the turf and grounds superintendent, and the stable area manager. Merz also serves on the American Graded Stakes Committee and the Breeders’ Cup World Champion and Field Selection Committee.


Meet Mark Irving, former Jockey at Canterbury Park. He will provide tips on what to look for when betting on a horse, as well as some insider jockey knowledge.
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