The long holiday weekend allowed for numerous activities, and while a friend was visiting from Iowa we had the opportunity to check out the horse racing at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN.
The topiary horse greeted us as we arrived at the park.
We had just enough time to check out the horses for the upcoming race . . .
. . . before placing our bets.
Even though I live fairly close to the track, I’ve only been there a couple of time – usually when friends are visiting. Last Saturday afternoon was the perfect opportunity to once again check out the races.
As always the day was exciting, and while we were there we saw history in the making. During the eighth race of the day, Burning Fuhry, a beautiful bay horse at 75-1 odds, rode to an easy win paying out $153 on a $2 bet to win. This was the longest shot horse to ever win a race in the history of the track. What made this race even more thrilling was that the horse who came in second was at 53-1 odds. It was definitely an exciting race watching these underdogs ride to victory.
The large crowd watched and cheered . . .
. . . as Burning Fuhry rode to a history making win . . .
. . . providing the perfect finish to the day.
The horse races at Canterbury Park are always exciting, and at times history making, ensuring that it's a great place to spend a summer holiday afternoon.