‘Running of the Bulldogs’ at Canterbury Park


bull dog racing

This Father’s Day, Canterbury Park will be straying from the typical horse racing and introducing a new breed: bulldog racing.

Races will take place this Sunday between Horse Races 3, 5 and 7 from 1 pm to 6 pm

The race has been titled ‘The Running of the Bulldogs,’ playing off of Canterbury’s attempt to hold a Running of the Bulls event last year. The event was cancelled based on safety concerns after a bull escaped from the Dakota County fair. At the time, about 500 people had already registered for the event.

This is not the first time, or the last, that Canterbury has featured races with nontraditional animals. They host dachshund races on Labor Day, with test runs on the Fourth of July. They also feature an Extreme Race Day on July 19. These races host exotic animals including camels, ostriches and zebras.


Photo via: All Star French Bulldogs



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Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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