Live racing season at Canterbury Park begins Friday 17 May 12

Canterbury Park in Shakopee kicks off its 2012 live racing season Friday with a three-day weekend of thoroughbred racing and a Saturday simulcast of the Preakness Stakes.

Friday’s post time is 7 p.m.; Saturday’s races will feature two $35,000 stakes races for Minnesota-bred horses; the Saturday and Sunday events begin at 1:30 p.m.

Canterbury will offer 62 days of live racing this season, which runs through Labor Day. Several new and returning promotions will be featured each weekend, including Thursday racing beginning June 14.

General admission to Canterbury Park is $5. General parking is free.

For additional information, call the Canterbury Box Office at (952) 445-7224, or view a list of promotions and important dates at