Colorado’s Dead Racehorses, 2014

Through a Colorado “Open Records Law” request, I have confirmed the following 12 deaths at Arapahoe Park in 2014:

5-year-old D E Trubador, May 15, training
“sesamoids shattered in training”

4-year-old Flying to the Dash, May 25, Arapahoe 7
“carpus multiple fractures”

5-year-old Wave Good Bye Baby, May 28
“colic” – not euthanized

3-year-old Jess a Speeder, May 30, Arapahoe 7
“probable lower back/spinal injury”

2-year-old Scoop a Jewel, June 1, training
“distal pastern fracture”

3-year-old Montana Red, June 27, Arapahoe 11
“tangled in rail – pastern comminuted fracture”

2-year-old Teenie B Tuff, July 10, training
“shoulder fracture”

7-year-old Lw Wired Val, July 20, Arapahoe 3
“collapsed after race” (chart said nothing)

5-year-old Surviving the Odds, July 25, Arapahoe 9 (euthanized July 27)
“knee injury/possible fracture”

3-year-old Cat O Gold, August 8, Arapahoe 7
“fractured sesamoids – ruptured suspensory ligament”

4-year-old Who’strickingwho, August 10, Arapahoe 1
“ruptured suspensory ligament and fractured sesamoids”

5-year-old Elite Buckaroo, August 9, Arapahoe 4 (euthanized August 12)
“carpus slab fracture”

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    • Because of the weight of the horse, a broken bone doesn’t heal properly, if ever. If you try to take the weight off of it by slinging it up in a stall, the horse will likely die of pneumonia or suffocate when it becomes too tired to lift it’s own body weight with it’s lungs.

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