It's the State Championship of Racing with over $600,000 in purses up for grabs! Celebrate Minnesota Breds and the history of Minnesota racing.
This will be the 30th Minnesota Festival of
. The event began in 1992 at Canterbury Downs, organized by owners and
breeders to showcase Minnesota breds and racing in Minnesota as Ladbroke, the owners
at that time, had neglected racing and were preparing to close the track. The
inaugural Festival was indeed the final day of racing until 1995 when
Canterbury Park, under the direction of Dale Schenian, Curt Sampson and son
Randy Sampson, opened for a live race meet. A race meet has been conducted each
summer since and Minnesota Festival of Champions remains a centerpiece.
|Northern Lights Futurity
|Northern Lights Debutante
|Crocrock Minnesota Sprint
|Bella Notte Minnesota Distaff Sprint
|Blair's Cove Minnesota Classic Turf
|Princess Elaine Minnesota Distaff Classic Turf
10% Takeout wagers offering the lowest takeout in North America
50 cent Post Time Pick Four begins in Race 1
50 cent Pick Five
All-Turf Pick Five
Entertainment Experiences at Festival of Champions
In addition to these great races be ready for a special appearance from the famous Budweiser Clydesdales on the Track, explore new wine flavors with Saturday Wine Specials, and feast on Prime Rib with Clubhouse Seating Tickets.Budweiser Clydesdales
These iconic horses are making an appearance on the Track in between racing! You've seen them on TV but have you seen them in person?! A majestic experience you won't want to miss.
4:00 – 5:00PM – Public Meet & Greet (Shire Square)Saturday Wine Specials
Performance on Track - After 4th Race
Every Saturday enjoy $2 off all by-the-glass wine and sparkling varieties, including Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Woodbridge and Ruffino.
Feast on Prime Rib at Clubhouse!
Exhilarate your taste buds with a Prime Rib dining experience! Special menu pricing of $32.95 at our Clubhouse Tables while supplies last.