Canterbury Park Releases Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule

The Minnesota track's 69-day meet opens May 20.

Press release

The $100,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity tops the track's record American Quarter Horse stakes slate.

Canterbury Park Racetrack in Shakopee, Minnnesota, has released its 13-race American Quarter Horse stakes schedule for its 69-day meet, which opens May 20.

Canterbury's track-record $600,000 Quarter Horse stakes schedule will be topped by the 29th running of the $100,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity on July 10.

“Canterbury Park is proud to offer the richest Quarter Horse stakes schedule in track history,”said Canterbury Park vice president of racing operations Eric Halstrom. “The Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity will continue to be a premier race in the Midwest, and the addition of the $65,000 Bank of America Canterbury Championship Challenge and the Merial Canterbury Distaff Challenge ensures that many of the best Quarter Horses in the country will travel to Shakopee this summer in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Challenge Championships.”

Both Challenge Championship races are new to the stakes schedule; however Canterbury has a longstanding relationship with the Challenge series, having hosted races since 1995.

The complete 2016 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse stakes schedule:

June 12 Gopher State Derby
3-YO 400 Yards $20,000 Added

June 19 Skip Zimmerman Memorial
3-YO & Up 350 Yards $20,000 Added

June 26 Bob Morehouse Stakes
3-YO & Ups 400 Yards $25,000 Added

July 10 Canterbury Quarter Horse Derby
3-YO 400 Yards $50,000 Guaranteed

July 10 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity
2-YO 350 Yards $100,000 Guaranteed

July 10 Minnesota Stallion Breeders' Futurity
2-YO 350 Yards $20,000 Added

July 16 Dash In A Flash
3-YO & Up 110 Yards $20,000 Added

July 17 Bank of America Canterbury Championship Challenge
3-YO & Up 440 Yards $65,000 Added

July 17 Merial Canterbury Distaff Challenge
3-YO & Up f/m 400 Yards $30,000 Added

July 31 Cash Caravan Stakes
3-YO & Ups 440 Yards $35,000 Added

August 7 NCQHRA Futurity
2-YO 350 Yards $20,000 Added

August 21 Minnesota Derby
3-YOs 400 Yards $45,000 Added

August 21 Minnesota Futurity
2-YOs 350 Yards $45,000 Added

Canterbury Park’s 2016 meet runs through September 17.

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