12/21/2007 1:00AM

Canterbury gets '08 dates

EmailCanterbury Park has been granted a 67-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet for 2008 by the Minnesota Racing Commission. The meet will begin May 3 and run through Sept. 1.

The Claiming Crown, held at Ellis Park this year, will return to Canterbury on Aug. 2.

For the first time, there will be a second racetrack in Minnesota, as the commission granted 2008 dates to Running Aces Harness Track. About 60 miles north of Canterbury, Running Aces will hold a 53-day harness meet from April 11 through July 6. The track is scheduled to open a card club in July.

Running Aces is located north of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, while Canterbury is on the south side.