Evangeline’s 21 Dead Athletes

Through a “Public Records Act” request, I have confirmed the following 21 raceday kills (the Commission did not forward training deaths, so this list is far from complete) at Louisiana’s Evangeline Downs in 2014:

3-year-old Sicard’s Sensation, April 17, Evangeline 10

5-year-old Rock Elle Ten, April 30, Evangeline 2

3-year-old Polar Pal, May 2, Evangeline 7

5-year-old Gibson Halo, May 29, Evangeline 4
(chart merely said “eased, lame”)

4-year-old Wino, June 11, Evangeline 2
(chart merely said “pulled up, vanned off”)

5-year-old Lone Star Sizzler, July 12, Evangeline 7

4-year-old Generator, July 18, Evangeline 8

5-year-old Rosie by Rossini, August 9, Evangeline 7

5-year-old Sorcerer’s Queen, August 21, Evangeline 7
(chart merely said “pulled up, vanned off”)

5-year-old Im Funny for Money, August 21, Evangeline 9
(chart merely said “pulled up, vanned off”)

3-year-old Tu Tu Tango, August 23, Evangeline 1
(chart merely said “pulled up, vanned off”)

5-year-old Throwsomelimeonit, August 29, Evangeline 2
(chart merely said “vanned off after wire”)

3-year-old Integratee, October 22, Evangeline 5
(chart said finished fine)

5-year-old Game to Run, October 23, Evangeline 8
(chart merely said “lame”)

3-year-old Honeydripper, October 30, Evangeline 3
(chart said finished fine)

4-year-old Lies N Disguise, November 13, Evangeline 2

4-year-old Caseys Patriot, November 22, Evangeline 9
(chart said finished fine)

2-year-old First to Dashn Shine, November 28, Evangeline 10 (“neurologic”)
(chart merely said “stumbled, fell”)

4-year-old Heza Fast Lover, December 12, Evangeline 3
(chart merely said “lost rider, lame”)

2-year-old Dee Magic Corona, December 13, Evangeline 5
(chart said finished fine)

3-year-old Mississippi Stud, December 17, Evangeline 8
(chart merely said “pulled up lame”)

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  1. Again, heart breaking. Every one of the horses on this list shared things in common with our own beloved four-legged family members…first and foremost, they wanted to live.

    DEAD HORSES for entertainment? This is just sick craziness…

  2. Outrageous cruelty continues because of a corrupt industry in pursuit of money and mindless gamblers many of whom are addicts.

    Ps Mr. Jacobson has “topped both trainer and owner standings this season on the Aqueduct inner track”. ” He continues his dominance of the inner track with 37 wins out of a hundred starters”.. Even racing fans have nothing good to say about this guy. Yet, he continues to be recognized for his “achievements” !!!! One fan lamented how frequently he starts the horses. Well, he can do that because there are no rules to prevent such blatant abuse !!! Why would any fan lament such abuse without realizing it is not just this particular abuser but the whole rotten industry that in essence encourages such abuse by the lack of any rules to protect the horse.

    • Couldn’t agree with you more Rose – no rules to protect the horse!
      It is my belief that many trainers are addicted to racing.

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