Canterbury Park announced it will run five stakes races with purses of $100,000 or more in 2013, the largest number since the Shakopee track reopened in 1995.
The schedule includes the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby on Aug. 3, which offers the track's largest purse since the $250,000 St. Paul Derby in 1991.
The Aug. 3 card also will include a new race, the $100,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes, and the $100,000 Northbound Pride Oaks, which has increased its purse by $25,000.
The July 13 card includes another new race, the $125,000 Mystic Lake Mile, and the $100,000 Lady Canterbury Stakes.
The Minnesota Oaks and Minnesota Derby, to be run on Aug. 10, will pay $75,000 each, their richest purses since the late 1980s.
Total purses for the 26 stakes races are $1.76 million, an increase of more than 20 percent over 2012. Canterbury's 69-day season begins May 17.
|Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario||7||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Soria||4|
|Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||3|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||2|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo||10||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez||4|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Santiago||1||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: R. Webb||0|
|Seattle - WP: J. Beimel||6||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||5|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||1|
|Minnesota - LP: C. Thielbar||3||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||6|
|Toronto - WP: A. Sanchez||6||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||5|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - WP: O. Perez||7|
|Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||2|
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|Brt Columbia||9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|