Canterbury, Running Aces Request Minnesota Race Dates For 2022

The Minnesota Racing Commission has formally received the requests for 2022 live race days from Canterbury Park and Running Aces Casino, Hotel, and Racetrack, and is set to discuss them in its full commission meeting on Dec. 16, 2021.

Canterbury Park is requesting 65 days of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing, to begin on May 18, 2022 and end on Sept. 17, 2022. The proposed calendar asks for racing on every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, with all post times except Sundays, special holiday races, and exceptions starting at 5:00 PM.

Running Aces Casino, Hotel, and Racetrack is requesting 56 days of Standardbred harness racing, to run from May 15, 2022, to September 17, 2022. Racing at Running Aces is proposed to take place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday with three event exceptions. All post times are slated to begin at 7:00 PM.

Pursuant to State of Minnesota rules and statutes, the Minnesota Racing Commission will conduct a public hearing to hear testimony, receive comment, and allow witness to the discussions. The Minnesota Racing Commission holds regulatory jurisdiction on live horse racing conducted with pari-mutuel betting in the state of Minnesota.

The public hearing will be on Thursday, December 16, 2021. It will begin promptly at 3:30 PM and be held over Microsoft Teams.

Those wishing to view or participate can contact Chad Peterson at chad.peterson1@state.mn.us or 651-925-3951 during business hours for information on how to join the Microsoft Teams meeting. All persons wishing to comment are encouraged to register beforehand or send written mail and must limit themselves to the subject of the 2022 race day requests. Written comment must be received before Dec. 10, 2021. Those who would like to give written comment can email Chad Peterson or send by mail to:

Minnesota Racing Commission
15201 Zurich St. NE Suite 212
Columbus, MN 55025

About the Minnesota Racing Commission
The Minnesota Racing Commission operates in the public interest to ensure the integrity of horse racing and card playing, to oversee the proper distribution of funds back into the industry, and to provide for the safety and welfare of the human and equine participants. The Commission works to promote the horse racing and breeding industry in Minnesota in order to provide economic stimulus, offer residents and visitors an exciting entertainment option, and support agriculture and rural agribusiness. Visit mn.gov/mrc for more information.

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