“We are doing everything possible to avoid suspending our gaming operations in the event of a state government shutdown,” stated Randy Sampson, Canterbury Park’s President and CEO. “If we are forced to suspend all horse racing, simulcasting and Card Casino operations, the impact on the Company would be very severe. We would lose gaming and concession revenues in excess of $1 million per week even as we continue to incur substantial operating expenses, including expenses to support our backside horse population. Moreover, without any revenues coming in, we would be forced to lay off substantially all of our 1,000 full-time and part-time employees, causing hardship for them and their families.”Mr. Sampson added: “Unless there is a quick end to the budget impasse, there is the real possibility that owners and trainers will likely start moving their horses from Canterbury to other racetracks within a week or two of July 1, and, once they leave, it is unlikely they will return. Clearly, if the budget impasse continues beyond early July the impact could be devastating for Canterbury and the horse industry. We could lose the entire remainder of the racing season.” About Canterbury Park: Canterbury Park Holding Corporation owns and operates Canterbury Park Racetrack, Minnesota’s only thoroughbred and quarter horse racing facility. The Company’s 62-day 2011 live race meet began on May 20 th and ends September 5 th. In addition, Canterbury Park’s Card Casino hosts “unbanked” card games 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering both poker and table games. The Company also conducts year-round wagering on simulcast horse racing and hosts a variety of other entertainment and special events at its facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. For more information about the Company, please visit us at www.canterburypark.com. Cautionary Statement: This release contains or may contain forward-looking statements based on management’s beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause results to vary materially. Please refer to the Company’s SEC filings for a discussion of such factors.