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Extreme Race Day with Camels and Ostriches
Canterbury Park’s sixth annual Extreme Race Day, Saturday, July 21, will feature three stakes races on a ten-race program, plus exhibition races by camels and ostriches.
Racing begins at 1:30 p.m.
Camels and ostriches will take part in exhibition races throughout the afternoon. Camels take the track after race four (approximately 3 p.m.) and ostriches follow race seven (approximately 4:40 p.m.).
Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke will compete in the camel race as will track handicapper Angela Hermann.
Saturday will also feature family-friendly activities with free pony rides, a petting zoo and face painters. Admission is $5 for adults, children under 18 are free and parking is free. For more information, call 952.445.7223 or visit www.canterburypark.com
More About Canterbury Park
Canterbury Park opened in 1985 as Minnesota's first horse-racing track of the modern era. Canterbury hosts a 62-race season which runs from early May to Labor Day. Races are usually run Thursdays through Saturdays, plus a few holidays. The facility includes a 1-mile oval dirt track and a 7-furlong turf course. The track has indoor and outdoor seating, simulcast betting year-round and a number of food stands and bars. A few years ago, the track added a 24-hour card club, with various types of poker and blackjack, including weekly poker tourneys.