Canterbury Park official responds to horse racing safety investigationby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
The horse racing world is buzzing about an exhaustive study of horse breakdowns and jockey injuries detailed in the New York Times.
A state by state survey by the Times, this weekend, shows that about 3,600 horses died racing or training at tracks across the country over the past three years.
In Minnesota, at Canterbury Park, there were 3.2 incidents per 1,000 starts, that's fewer than most tracks nationwide.
The Times investigation also found lax enforcement of horse racing drug rules, with illegal and often legal drugs masking lameness in sore horses.
The racing industry pledged to clean up it's act after the televised breakdown of the filly Eight Belles in the 2008 Kentucky Derby. Jeff Maday, a spokesman at Canterbury Park in Minnesota, talked with Minnesota Public Radio's Cathy Wurzer about the safety of horse racing here in Minnesota.
- Morning Edition, 03/26/2012, 8:40 a.m.