Oklahoma’s Dead Racehorses, 2016

Through a FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on Oklahoma tracks in 2016. (Note: The Commission did not forward injury details.)

Juliet’s Rose, January 26, Will Rogers training

Eurit, February 18, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

Fast Flyin Fireball, March 13, Remington 3

Jessyoudo, March 31, Remington 9

Louisiana Tres, April 1, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

My Little Surfer, April 1, Remington 9 (2-year-old, first race)

Furrocity, April 9, Remington 11 (2-year-old, first race)

Jesse Jr First Down, April 23, Remington 8

Eyesa Pretty Wagon, April 23, Remington 11

Eyesa Famous Man, April 27, Remington training

Defyance, April 27, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

Lokness, April 29, Remington 6 (2-year-old, first race)

Eyem Fast N Furyous, May 6, Remington 3

Dance Past the Line, May 8, Remington 7

District Queen, May 17, Will Rogers 10 (6-year-old – but only second race)

Cindy’s Frill, May 27, Will Rogers training (4-year-old being prepped for debut)

Tried to Tell U So, June 10, Fair Meadows 2

Lingeringobsession, June 24, Fair Meadows 1

Greatest Times, July 13, Fair Meadows 1 (8-year-old, 45th race)

A. P. Pass, August 12, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

Phone Call, August 15, Remington training

Austin’s Argument, September 3, Remington 3

Mapimi, September 8, Remington 5

Broad Acres, September 8, Remington 8 (3-year-old, first race)

Neala Girl, September 14, Remington 7 (2-year-old, third race)

Cara Chica, September 29, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

Derby Fan, September 30, Remington 5

Sooner Or Later, October 13, Remington 5 (3-year-old, second race)

Paint Me Furious, October 14, Will Rogers 2

Holy Flip Flop, November 17, Remington 7

Commotional, November 18, Remington training (2-year-old coming off first race)

My Buddy Rob, November 19, Remington 9 (3-year-old, second race)

Wayln Brent George, November 19, Remington 9 (same race as above)

Hot Hand, December 2, Remington 7

Oklahoma Rust, December 3, prior to Remington 3

Ardena, December 3, Remington 5

In addition, the following horses died on track grounds from what the industry calls “non-racing” causes. While this may be technically true, morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Eye Opening Dream, July 13, Will Rogers, “found deceased in barn” (was raced just three days prior)

Conja Boo, November 22, Remington, “illness – EPM” (2-year-old coming off last of 11, 37 lengths back)

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There can be no justification for the killing of animals for $2 bets. End it. Now.

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One comment

  1. This is heart breaking. How can so many 2 yr old horse die as stated. There is something seriously wrong here. Other then a possible medical problem that had not yet been found… Should any 2 yr old ever die. I haven’t been involved in the industry in many years now. But that doesn’t matter. My feeling are still the same that something fishy is going on for 2 yr old horses to be dieing as they are. I can only sermize that it has to be how the horses are being trained and handled on and off the track.
    Hearing about all of this just breaks my heart to the point that I am beginning to think that horse racing for money needs to STOP.. I know that this is not a realistic possibility because there is to much money to be made in the Horse Racing Community.
    But something must seriously be done to ensure the safety of the horse as well as the jockey.
    Maybe each horse needs to be seen by a Vet before each race and given a sound a clean bill of health before it can be allowed to run in any race period….
    I’d love to hear any better mire fesible ideas to stop the deaths of horse before their time.

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