Chart: Big year so far, big weekend ahead for Canterbury Park

  • Updated: July 12, 2013 - 9:42 PM

BIG YEAR, BIG WEEKEND

A year after it signed a purse-enhancement agreement with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Canterbury Park has seen increases in attendance, handle and horses per race. Here’s how the numbers stack up through the first 30 days of the 69-day racing season. All handle and attendance figures are daily averages.

Att. On-track live handle Out-of-state handle Total live handle Total purses Starters per race

2013 6,306 $194,012 $323,562 $517,575 $5,241,015 8.08

2012 6,176 $181,240 $241,205 $422,446 $4,432,142 7.33

% change 2.1 7.0 34.1 22.5 18.3 10.2

*2012 figures reflect 29 racing days; July 4 racing was canceled because of extreme heat.

Canterbury Park will hold three of its richest stakes races Saturday. The 10-race card begins at 1:30 p.m. and includes:

• The inaugural running of the $125,000 Mystic Lake Mile, a turf race that offers the second-largest purse of the season. The morning-line favorite in the field of 12 is Mister Marti Gras, a graded-stakes winner with lifetime earnings of $840,554.

• The $100,000 Lady Canterbury, a 1-mile turf race. Hooh Why, a Grade 1 winner with more than $1.2 million in earnings, heads a 12-horse field.

• The $54,100 Minnesota Quarter Horse Derby. The 10 entries are topped by Hr Money Maker and First Prize Wagon, saddled by leading trainer Stacy Charette-Hill.

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Chicago WSox - LP: J. Guerra 2 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: B. Shaw 3
Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 3 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 6
Miami - LP: B. Hand 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom 9
Washington - WP: T. Roark 10 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick 3
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 0 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: D. Price 3
St. Louis - LP: C. Martinez 2 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 11
Boston - WP: C. Buchholz 11 FINAL
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 0
Detroit - LP: J. Verlander 2 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 5
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 10 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 7
LA Angels - WP: T. Skaggs 10 FINAL
Texas - LP: S. Baker 7
Arizona 4 Top 9th Inning
San Francisco 8
San Diego 0 Bottom 8th Inning
Los Angeles 1
Minnesota 9 Bottom 8th Inning
Colorado 5
Oakland - WP: S. Gray 4 FINAL
Seattle - LP: C. Young 1
NY Yankees - C. Whitley 7:05 PM
Baltimore - K. Gausman
Portland 9:00 PM
Seattle
Winnipeg 34 FINAL
Montreal 33
Ottawa 11 FINAL
Edmonton 27
Calgary 34 FINAL
Toronto 15
Brt Columbia 26 FINAL
Saskatchewan 13
Los Angeles 90 FINAL
Connecticut 64
Seattle 60 FINAL
Minnesota 77
San Antonio 32 3rd Qtr
Phoenix 52
Chicago 46 3rd Qtr
Atlanta 42

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