Minnesota Racing Commission Approves Extra Week of Canterbury Races

Created: 11/16/2012 5:21 PM KSTP.com By: Kaitlin Stevens

Racing enthusiasts will have an extra week of fun at Canterbury Park next year. On Thursday the state racing commission gave the go ahead for a 69-day schedule.

Races will start May 17 and run through September 14.

Canterbury officials had originally requested a 68-day schedule but changed that last week. This year's schedule was 62 days.

Races will start at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and weekend and holiday races will start at 1:30 p.m.

The additional days will make the 2013 season the longest since 2006 when the same number of days were conducted.