The Minnesota Racing Commission regarding my FOIA request:
I have received your FOIA request for racehorse deaths in Minnesota for the 2017 race meets. Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Laws prevent us from disseminating any other identifying information. Canterbury Park: Total of 19; Racing Related: 13; Training Related: 4; Illness Related: 2.
Please note that the reported 2017 Canterbury death toll (again, 19 – in 67 days of racing) is more than the previous two years combined. How’s that for progress?