The last day of February is upon us and that means the traditional end of the “open enrollment” period for the upcoming year of the Canterbury Racing Club. Have your membership postmarked today or call Jeff at 952-496-6408 and you’ll still be on time!
Here are the parameters of the Club:
Members will pay $250 to join the Club. There are no additional fees and the only additional expense will be if we are fortunate enough to get into the Winners’ Circle, there will be small charge for a photo.
The Club ends at the end of 2018 or when we have sold off our horses. As an example, in 2013 we closed in November because our last horse was claimed then and it made no sense to claim a horse for only a few weeks. In 2016, however, we raced straight until December 30th while last year we sold the horse privately on December 27.
Members get admission to Canterbury Park for the season as well as, if available, a special location to watch the races, rotating paddock access and – again, if we’re lucky – access to the Winners’ Circle. We will conduct a few backstretch tours during the season as well so we can visit the barns and get a glimpse at life on the backside. Last year we did a welcome coffee, juice and donuts that was well received so we’ll see if we can do that again as well.
You get to follow YOUR horse(s) during the year!
Members can only get back as much money as they put in. This is a not for profit venture and is used as an educational experience to get people familiar with all the ins and outs of race horse ownership and “pull back the curtain”, if you will, and de-mystify the game.
For those of you that are 2017 Club member: You will have the opportunity to either roll over your returning money into the 2018 Club or receive a check for the amount. You should have received several emails from Jeff Maday with the rollover form. Please let us know if you have not and want to roll over into the 2018 Club.
The new member sign up form is at the bottom of this post. At the bottom of the form is the information to mail in your agreements. Please let us know if you have any questions either by leaving a comment here or contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or jmaday@canterburypark.