07/19/2014 6:44PM

Dirt runners dominate Battle of the Surfaces


SHAKOPEE, Minn.  – While crowd of 18,915 at Canterbury Park was excited about the traditional camels, ostriches, and zebras seem on Extreme Day, a unique horse race was creating most of the buzz.  The seventh race on the card, labeled the Battle of the Surfaces, featured  a 20-horse field with 12 horses on turf and eight  horses on dirt, a race only seen at Canterbury Park.  The last time the race was run, in 2008, the starting gates failed to open together and the race was scrapped off the Extreme Day card.