It’s been nearly 20 years since Minnesotans got their live thoroughbred horseracing back at Canterbury and 13 years since we’ve been playing cards there.
“We’ve assembled an amazing group of table games and poker dealers,” says Michael Hochman, director of card operations. The assembly includes a 32-table poker room and casino games such as Texas hold’em, blackjack, and baccarat.
Thursday through Sunday and on holidays until mid-September, Canterbury is the only place in Minnesota to see live thoroughbred horseracing. And if horseracing isn’t exciting enough for you, Canterbury also races camels, ostriches, and wiener dogs.
Homestretch offers up staples such as burgers and pizza, while Park Restaurant features a more elaborate menu and full-service bar. There’s also the 24/7 Finish Line Cafe.
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites is three minutes down the road from Canterbury Park. Weekend rates start at about $119 per night, while weekday rates start at $99.
1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee, 952-445-7223, canterburypark.com
Bet on the final leg of the Triple Crown and watch the simulcast from Belmont, New York, in Shakopee. June 8, $5 (kids 17 and younger are free)