06/27/2006 11:00PM

Canterbury track report


Canterbury Park will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Dean Kutz Memorial Chapel on Saturday. A fundraising drive for the new facility was started last summer and the project has received generous support from the family of Canterbury Park chairman Curtis Sampson. The 3,000-square-foot facility is named after the late Dean Kutz, the leading rider at Canterbury Park in 1987 and 1988, who later in his career was lauded by his colleagues with the George Woolf Memorial and Mike Venezia awards.

* Canterbury Park will experiment with a 4 p.m. post time on Saturdays in July. The track is hoping to gain additional support for its simulcast signal and hopes the change in post time will help draw additional attention to the Claiming Crown, which is scheduled for July 15. Canterbury Park will also have a 4 p.m. post for its Monday racecard, which will also feature the track's first fireworks show following the races.