Canterbury Park Releases 2019 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule

The track's 66-day meet runs from May 3-September 14.

Edited press release

Canterbury Park has released its 2019 Quarter Horse stakes schedule. The track's 66-day meet runs May 3-September 14.

Canterbury Park has released its American Quarter Horse stakes schedule for its 2019 season, which opens May 3.

Seventeen stakes are on the schedule, topped by the 350-yard, $150,000-est. Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity on July 7. Seven stakes worth more than $400,000 will be run on that day, which will feature all Quarter Horse races, including the $75,000-est. Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby and the $45,000-added Bank of America Canterbury Championship Challenge.

"This will be the fastest day in Minnesota sports," said Canterbury Park senior director of racing Andrew Offerman. "Minnesota Quarter Horse racing has produced some very solid runners in recent years and deserves a showcase like this.

"We will feature the best and fastest Quarter Horses on a single day, competing for the biggest purses Canterbury Park offers," he added.

Minnesota-bred Quarter Horses will also have ample stakes opportunities beginning with the $25,000 North Star State Stakes (R) on May 27 and concluding with the Minnesota Futurity and Minnesota Derby, each worth more than $50,000, on September 4. A new state-bred-only stakes for 2-year-olds, the $20,000 Cam Casby, will be run on August 10. Casby, a Canterbury Hall of Fame member celebrated for her accomplishments as an owner and breeder of both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses and for her support of Minnesota racing, bred and owned multiple stakes winners including four Minnesota Futurity and one Minnesota Derby winners. Casby died in 2014.

Stall applications for the 2019 meet are due March 18 and are available, along with the first condition book, at  www.canterburypark.com. Click here for a complete Quarter Horse stakes schedule.

Canterbury Park's 66-day season runs through September 14.

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