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Live Horse Racing

Every Sat. and Sun. from May 21-Sept. 17
12:45 p.m.
Every Thu. and Fri. from May 20-Sept. 17
6:30 p.m.
$7-$9
Sports - Spectator
If you've ever wanted to experience the pomp and circumstance of the Kentucky Derby without having to hop a plane, you need to get to Canterbury. With live horse racing taking place every Thursday through Sunday, you can cheer on your favorites, root for the underdogs, and still be home in time to get a good night's sleep. Canterbury is a family-friendly environment, as kids can get up close and personal with the horses and jockeys. Meanwhile, mom and dad can enjoy a craft beer or a cocktail and place a few bets to spice up the entertainment value. Best of all, the track features special events all summer long, including Extreme Race Day featuring ostriches, camels, and zebras running the track (July 16); the brand-new Corgi Dog Races (July 30); Food Truck Fest (August 6); and more. It's also a great value, as every Thursday is Buck Night, where admission and programs are just $1 each, and there are great food specials for $1 to $3. Whether you're looking for a cheap date night or a way to strike it rich with your expert horse-betting, Canterbury is a unique way to spend an afternoon. Post times vary. Check www.canterburypark.com for full schedule and info.