Through a FOIA request to the Minnesota Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following deaths at Canterbury this year. As always, the response came with this: “Minnesota veterinary medicine laws prevent us from providing any additional identifying information.” (Minnesota is the only state in the country that refuses to identify its dead horses.) That said, surely most if not all of the “racing related” can be found among the 11 below who were “vanned off” and have not been heard from since.

Canterbury Park: “13 deceased horses”
“racing related”: 6
“training related”: 4
“other”: 3

Ceeya Later “vanned off” the Canterbury track 5/20
Saturday Value “vanned off” the Canterbury track 5/27
Casey’s Daddy “vanned off” the Canterbury track 5/31
Be Gone Daddy “vanned off” the Canterbury track 7/3
Skol Factor “vanned off” the Canterbury track 7/6
You Got This “vanned off” the Canterbury track 7/11
Janet’s Rocket “vanned off” the Canterbury track 8/10
Danceronthebeach “vanned off” the Canterbury track 8/12
Deuce “vanned off” the Canterbury track 8/22
Boom Truck “vanned off” the Canterbury track 8/29
Dusty Princess “vanned off” the Canterbury track 9/1

Through a FOIA request to the Minnesota Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following deaths at that state’s two tracks in 2020. As always, the response came with this: “Minnesota veterinary medicine laws prevent us from providing any additional identifying information.” That said, surely most, if not all, of the “racing related deceased” can be found among the 11 horses below who were “vanned off” the Canterbury track last year and have not been heard from since.

Canterbury Park: “total of 16 deceased horses”
“racing related”: 8
“training related”: 3
“illness related”: 4
“other”: 1

Running Aces: “total of 1 deceased horse”
“illness related”: 1

London Legacy “vanned off” Jul 2
Jerf “vanned off” Jul 9
Vezmereyes “vanned off” Jul 16
Simran “vanned off” Jul 20
Painted Canyon “vanned off” Jul 29
Audrey’s Attitude “vanned off” Aug 3
Mica Bay “vanned off” Aug 20
Trapalanda “vanned off” Aug 24
Jazzing Joanna “vanned off” Aug 25
Dreaming of Blue “vanned off” Sep 16
Drop the Gloves “vanned off” Sep 16

Through a FOIA request to the Minnesota Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following deaths at Canterbury Park in 2019. As always, the response came with this: “Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Laws prevent us from disseminating any other identifying information.” Minnesota and Indiana remain the only states that bury – figuratively, of course – their dead.

Racing Related: 7
Training Related: 2
Illness Related: 1
Other: 3
Total: 13 dead racehorses

Through a FOIA request to the Minnesota Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following deaths at Canterbury Park in 2018. The response, however, came with this: “Minnesota veterinary medicine laws prevent us from providing any additional identifying information.” In other words, the victims perished in anonymity.

“racing related”: 8
“training related”: 3
“illness related”: 3
“other”: 2

“total of 16 deceased horses”