Canterbury Park’s shorter 54-day schedule for 2023 approved by Minnesota Racing Commission

Canterbury Park’s application for a 54-day 2023 thoroughbred and quarter horse racing season from Saturday, May 27 through Saturday, September 16 was unanimously approved by the Minnesota Racing Commission on Thursday.

From July 12th to August 20th there will be four days of racing per week, with races starting at 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. Three-day weeks begin and end the season with races on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Races are also held on three Mondays: Memorial Day, July 3rd and Labor Day.

The 54-day season and an average daily purse distribution of $220,000, including thoroughbred and quarterhorse purses, were agreed upon by track management and the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, which represents owners and trainers of thoroughbred racehorses. This year there was a 65-day season.

“In 2023 we have a schedule which I am confident will be successful based on the available budget and race ready horses that will be in Canterbury during the summer season,” said the Canterbury Park CEO Randy Samson said.

Canada’s women defeat the USA

Sarah nurse scored five minutes from time in Canada Women’s National Team’s 3-2 win over the United States in game four of the Rivalry Series in Henderson, Nev.

Hillary Knight had leveled the game for the Americans with 13 minutes remaining before Nurse defeated the US goalie Maddie Rooney, a former Minnesota Duluth player from Andover, with the game winner. Former Gopher Amanda Kessel had the first goal for the USA

The USA won the first three games of the five-game series. Game 5 takes place Monday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

Beavers win in overtime

Senior Defender Kyle Loofts Power-play goal after 4 minutes and 32 seconds of overtime gave the Bemidji State visitor a 4-3 win over CCHA Hockey’s No. 16 CCHA Hockey State Mankato. Looft is from Mankato.

Christian Fitgerald and Ryan Sandeline scored a minute apart to give the Mavericks a 3-2 lead early in the third period. But the Beavers tied it at 3-all on Aaron Myers’ Goal at 7:22.

Mattias Scholl made 34 saves for Bemidji State (8-5-4, 6-2-3 CCHA), Alex Tracy 21 for MSU Mankato (10-8-1, 7-5-1).

Auggies off to Europe

The University of Augsburg women’s hockey team embarked on their fifth trip abroad in program history on Thursday, a nine-day, three-game trip to Finland and Sweden.

The first part of the trip takes place in Helsinki, where the Auggies will play HIFK on Saturday (5:30am BST) and Hollola on Sunday (4am BST). Saturday’s game will be streamed live on YouTube.

“We are grateful and look forward to continuing the tradition of an international trip,” said the Augsburg women’s ice hockey coach Michelle McAteer said. “Players often say that traveling and competing abroad is one of their best experiences. It’s the ultimate road trip!”


  • Central Florida senior outside hitter McKenna Melvillea former Eagan High School player, was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s first-ever All-America team earlier this week.
  • The Gophers men’s hockey team’s New Year’s Eve exhibition game in Bemidji State at 5:00 p.m. will be broadcast on FOX9 Plus. Third-ranked Minnesota is on a four-game winning streak.
  • at the University of Augsburg Don Steiner was named the 2021-22 Small College Sports Information Director of the Year by the National Wrestling Media Association for the third time in his 26-year career.

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