01/31/2007 1:00AM

Canterbury schedules 32 stakes


Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., has scheduled 32 stakes worth more than $1.5 million for its 2007 meet, which will run from May 5 through Sept. 3.

The highlights of the schedule are the $100,000 Lady Canterbury, a one-mile turf race for fillies and mares on July 14, and the Minnesota Festival of Champions on Aug. 19. The Festival of Champions offers seven stakes for Minnesota-breds worth a combined $335,000.

Canterbury has held seven of the first eight editions of the Claiming Crown, but that event will be held at Ellis Park in Kentucky this year.

Canterbury management expects to offer average daily purses of $150,000 this year.