DCTC Night at Canterbury Park

A Night at the Races!

Hey, gather up your friends and family and head out to Canterbury Park, Thursday, August 26, for DCTC Night at the Races. DCTC is sponsoring one of the races. First post is at 7 p.m.

Admission is FREE!

Scholarship in a Haystack

Canterbury and DCTC will also be presenting another round of Scholarship in a Haystack. Contestants will have the chance to find a golden horseshoe redeemable for $500 in Dakota County Technical College scholarship money good toward DCTC tuition and books. Five horseshoes will be hidden in a haystack made from two large round bales of fresh-cut Minnesota hay, creating a free-for-all for scholarship funds. To register for a drawing to compete in Scholarship in a Haystack at Canterbury Park, visit:

Register for Scholarship in a Haystack at Canterbury Park

DCTC Night at the Races
Thursday, August 26, 2010
First post is at 7 p.m.

Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN 55379

Directions to Canterbury Park
For more information, contact:
Judd Greenagel

Corporate Partnerships Manager
Canterbury Park

Erin Edlund

Director of Marketing and Communications
Dakota County Technical College

Scholarship in a Haystack from 2009 Septemberfest


  • Amanda says:

    Anyone expecting to participate in the haystack event: BE WARNED! Even if you applied, chances are slim you will even be able to do this! The guy who organized this thing just told me himself that they accepted several hundreds of entry applications, and tonight they are going to draw names to determine who will participate. This was instead of ending registration once they had enough (plus alternates), or figuring out ahead of time who of the entrants will be eligible. Wost excuse for planning an event I have ever seen in my life! They just want you all to show up and spend money, only to cut you from the haystack challenge. I for one will never step foot in Canterbury ever again.

    • Chris Hayes says:

      As it turned out, 94 people registered and 16 participated. Not sure how many were selected from the drawing, but there was room for more than 16 so you could have participated, after all. Canterbury Park offered everyone who came out for Scholarship in a Haystack free admission, a free program, a free hot dog and a free Pepsi–and the chance to qualify for a DCTC scholarship. Sorry that you felt excluded. Please contact me at 651-423-8266 if you have more questions.

  • Roy Cotter says:

    I have travelled south to Shokopee to watch live racing two or three times a month for the last two years. They host other charitable events, but I stumbled across the ‘Scholarship in a Haystack’ on my school’s website and couldn’t resist a go. In my experience Canterbury has never offered something they could not produce. I was excited to see such an event existed to help students there and, although I didn’t find a scholarship, it was definitely an exciting opportunity. Thanks to those involved, like Chris and Judd, who answered my questions promptly and double checked that I was set. I plan to return after Labor Day for simulcasts and to bother Judy and the other friendly staff in the Paddock Bar.

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