Corporate Name: Canterbury Park Holding Corporation
Mailing Address: 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 (click for map)
Telephone: (952) 445-7223 or (800) 340-6361; Publicity/Press Box: (952) 496-6408
Fax: (952) 496-6400; Press Box: (952) 496-6476
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Canterbury Park has grown from a 1990’s horse racing and simulcasting facility to a 24-hour-a-day, year-round entertainment destination.
In June of 2012, Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community entered into a cooperative purse enhancement and marketing agreement that will inject $75 million into the horsemen’s purse fund over a 10-year span. This year’s 69-day meet begins May 20 and runs through September 17.
Featured race days include the fifth annual $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby on August 28 and the 23nd running of the Minnesota Festival of Champions on August 21.
A full menu of simulcast racing is offered daily in the Canterbury Race Book.
Opened in 2000, Canterbury Card Casino is home to the largest poker room in the upper Midwest. The poker room deals Texas Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, and Omaha. Table game offerings include blackjack, Pai Gow poker, and other games. The card casino is open year-round, 24 hours a day.
Canterbury also hosts several special events throughout the year, including the Midwest’s largest craft show in April and November, motorsports events, trade shows and concerts.
As a member of the Minnesota Keystone Program, Canterbury Park contributes five per cent of its pre-tax profits to the community each year. Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (CPHC) is a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ.
Officers: Curtis Sampson, Chairman of the Board; Dale Schenian, Vice-Chairman; Randy Sampson, President, General Manager; Mark Erickson, Vice-President, Facilities; Mike Garin, Vice-President, Non-Gaming Operations; David Hansen, Vice President, Finance; Mary Fleming, Vice-President, Human Resources; John Groen, Vice President, Marketing
Vice President of Racing Operations: Eric Halstrom
Director of Racing: Andrew Offerman
Racing Secretary: Robert Junk
Media Relations Manager: Jeff Maday
Track Superintendent: George Moncrief
Director of Television: Stan Besser
Horsemen’s Bookkeeper: Tiffany Leggett
Track Announcer: Paul Allen
Nearest City: Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International, 15 minutes, equipped with an equine ramp
Track Data: 1-mile dirt oval; 7/8-mile turf oval; 355 acres; stable accommodations for 1,600 horses
Seating Accommodations: Grandstand, 4,080; Park Restaurant, 525; Clubhouse, 2,225; total grandstand capacity, 16,000; Total Track Capacity, 35,000
Simulcast Information: 364 days a year (closed Christmas)