06/15/2012 3:08PM

Canterbury adds $150,000 Mystic Lake Derby to schedule


Canterbury Park announced a new addition to its stakes schedule on Friday, the $150,000-added Mystic Lake Derby. The race will be restricted to 3-year-olds going a mile over the turf course and will be run on July 28.

“The Mystic Lake Derby will offer the largest purse paid at Canterbury since its early years and will increase next season as we expand our stakes schedule,” track president and CEO Randy Sampson said.

Thanks to the recently approved 10-year $75 million marketing agreement between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Canterbury Park, overnight races and stakes for the 2012 season will increase approximately 35 percent. When the enhancements are fully implemented, Canterbury Park’s purses will have more than doubled from the approximately $116,000 a day at the start of the 2012 season.