“Her remains are now in the manure facility” – Florida’s Dead, January-June

Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following 44 deaths on or at Florida racetracks January-June:

Candu Cait, January 6, Gulfstream, race 7 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Catira Rock, January 6, Gulfstream, race 10 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Aubrees the First, January 8, Tampa Bay, training

Copingaway, January 14, Gulfstream, race 10, “fractured humerus”

Prague, January 15, Gulfstream, training

Whip N Nay Nay, January 17, Gulfstream, training

Lupos Phantom, January 20, Gulfstream, training

Conquest Vixen, January 27, Gulfstream W, training – 2-year-old being prepped for first race

Whiskey Wizard, January 27, Gulfstream, training – 4-year-old coming off three last-place maiden-claiming finishes in a row

Lucky Rascal, January 28, Tampa Bay, race 7

Gretna Graeme, February 2, Tampa Bay, training

Lord Ruler, February 4, Gulfstream, race 8, “compound oblique fracture”

Mrs Peacock, February 4, Tampa Bay, training

Starship Stache, February 9, Tampa Bay, race 7 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Diamond Tour, February 11, Tampa Bay, race 3 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Itsnotezbeinbreezy, February 11, Tampa Bay, race 9 (chart said nothing bad at all)

Five Wars, February 17, Gulfstream, training

Gonnawinalot, February 17, Tampa Bay, race 8 (chart merely said “lugged out badly”)

Lady Nura, February 18, Gulfstream, training

Mr. Rose, February 18, Gulfstream, training

Kingston Bay, February 26, Gulfstream, race 5 (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

B Evas Lucky Lad, February 26, Pompano

Chance of Luck, March 2, Tampa Bay, training, “died heart attack”

Tizcano, March 5, Gulfstream W, training

Dickens, March 5, Tampa Bay, race 1 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Morgans Harbour, March 9, Gulfstream, “colic” (doesn’t state whether euthanized or just died) – last raced only two weeks prior

Stormy’s Return, March 12, Gulfstream, race 7 (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

Record Store, March 12, Pompano

Sir Newton, March 13, Tampa Bay, training

Glacial Ocean, March 17, Tampa Bay, training, “died – cardiac arrest” – six years old

Ohio, March 20, Gulfstream W, training

yet-to-be-named, April 1, Tampa Bay, training

Donna’s Dream, April 10, Tampa Bay, training, “flipped over and broke her shoulder – euthanized”; “her remains are now in the manure facility”

Imslopokerodriguez, April 15, Tampa Bay, training

Smart Answer, April 15, Tampa Bay, race 3 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Mo Wees, April 16, Gulfstream, race 1 (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

Southern Thang, April 20, Tampa Bay, training

Yorkshire Inn, April 23, Tampa Bay, race 9

Cinchona, April 29, Gulfstream, training – 2-year-old being prepped for first race

Dealingatthegate, May 7, Tampa Bay, race 7 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Malibu Eyes, May 13, Gulfstream W, training

All Irish, May 24, Gulfstream, training – coming off a last of 11, 28+ back 18 days prior

Hawks Linda Lou, June 14, Oxford, prior to race 3, “the horse flipped and fell while being saddled for racing, hitting its head on the ground; the horse was immediately rendered unconscious and shortly thereafter expired”

El Rustico, June 15, Gulfstream, race 5 (chart merely said “injured, vanned off”)

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  1. These are a hell of a lot of deaths — all premature — all due to abuse and extremely hard work — TO END THESE HORRIFIC DEATHS : No more betting, no more attending, no more patronizing racinos. — PLEASE, DO IT for the horses.

  2. 44 innocent horses die in just 6 months in just one state ……. ? In 12 months that number is likely to double resulting in about 88 dead horses………
    And so very, very SICK!
    For how long does the racing industry think it’s going to get away with this?
    These horses are being brutally and callously sacrificed whilst racegoers party, drink mint juleps, dine, bet and behave as though horses breaking down and suffering excruciatingly painful injuries/deaths is acceptable.
    Hard to believe that we are living in the 21st century.

  3. This industry needs to drop dead in the dirt just like all the racehorses.
    This is so despicable.
    Anybody with an ounce of intellect or morality would want this vile business shut down!
    The facts are here, and they are dismal.
    On some of my prior comments I predicted (about 20 deaths ago) that it was going to get worse, and it has.
    Foal crops that are probably affected by residual drugs in their Stallion and/or Broodmare who conceived them, physical overload on under developed muscoskeletal systems, doping cocktails, and shock wave therapy.
    Furthermore, short rest times between races with increased racing days at racinos, and lower horse population to fill their inhumane demands on a living being for their stupid bets, and wagering profits.
    The commissions, probably under pressure to fill races, permitting just about anything to enter with zippo protection for racehorses whose PP’s are so obviously blatant animal cruelty.
    NO oversight from outside agencies is another factor with the delirious President of the Humane Society, Wayne Purcelle, accepting money to legitimize this animal cruelty.
    Kentucky passing a law that, more or less, protects racehorse abusers by classifying them as livestock.
    One of the largest racetrack operators, Frank Stronach’s Magna International, seems to be deliberately ensuring that replays of racehorses dying during races are either hidden from view or eliminated completely.
    My goodness fighting dogs (pit bulls) have more protections than racehorses!
    Not to say that they don’t deserve it or anything, but just saying.
    This business is like alcohol – so socially accepted, but yet can be so deadly, and it most certainly is to the racehorses.

  4. Thank You Gina!
    Excellent points.

    HSUS is especially troubling as this is one group who could really help STOP horse racing for good by exposing the truth.

    “NO oversight from outside agencies is another factor with the delirious President of the Humane Society, Wayne Purcelle, accepting money to legitimize this animal cruelty.”

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