Canterbury Park’s 2021 quarter horse season that is racing provide 15 stakes events and increased overnight purses. The Shakopee, Minnesota racetrack’s 65-day meet that is mixed-breed May 18 with the first quarter horse races set for May 31. The Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, the race that is richest associated with the period featuring an extra $20,000-added in bag profit 2021, is planned for Aug. 11. If the predicted purse of $175,000 be reached, it might be the greatest into the 34 renditions associated with the centerpiece race that is 2-year-old. Also on Aug. 11 will be the $100,000 estimated Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby, also featuring an additional $20,000-added in 2021.
In response to what Canterbury racing officials predict will be a very spring that is competitive summer time into the Midwest, with songs vying for similar horses, instantly purses for both available events and races restricted to Minnesota-breds in most groups have already been increased. For instance, maiden purses which had been $11,500 in 2019 and had been afterwards paid down to $10,000 in 2020 as a consequence of doubt as a result of the pandemic that is COVID-19 now be $16,500 in 2021. Allowance races for non-winners of two ran for $14,000 in 2019, $10,500 in 2020, and will be worth $17,500 in 2021. The majority of races will be run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to avoid race that is overlapping and possibilities with Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.
“Increasing purses can certainly make rushing at Canterbury more appealing to your individuals and also make quarter horse racing within the Midwest as a whole a more healthful idea for trainers, owners and breeders,” Vice President of rushing Operations Andrew Offerman stated. “We have actually worked completely this off-season using the Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association to generate the perfect quarter horse rushing system for Canterbury Park and also to supply the most readily useful chance for interested events discover success rushing quarter horses at Canterbury Park as well as in the Midwest.”
July 6 features three Bank of America Regional Challenge Races, the Canterbury Park Distance Challenge, the Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge, newly designated level 3 in 2021, while the level 3 Canterbury Park Championship Challenge, won in 2020 by Danjer, a Grade that is multiple 1 recently named AQHA Champion Aged Horse and Champion Aged Gelding. Also on that will be the MQHRA Stallion Auction Futurity with an estimated purse of $75,000.
Minnesota day- bred quarter horses may have six stakes starting with the $ Bob that is 35,000-added Morehouse on May 31 and concluding with the Minnesota Futurity and Minnesota Derby, each worth more than $50,000, on Sept. 8. The $ North that is 25,000-added Star Futurity and North Star State Derby are brand new possibilities for Minnesota-breds in 2021 meant to bolster possibilities for state-breds.
Initial nomination repayments for the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity and Canterbury Park Derby, along with the $50,000-added Minnesota Quarter Horse Futurity and $50,000-added Minnesota Quarter Horse Derby are due on March 1.
Stall applications for the 2021 meet, due April 2, combined with condition that is first, will undoubtedly be available Feb. 9 at https://www.canterburypark.com/horsemen/ .(*)