“Large Laceration With Arterial Bleeding,” et al. – New Jersey’s Dead Racehorses, 2017

Through a request to the New Jersey Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following deaths at that state’s tracks in 2017.

Heavy Head, January 21, Monmouth, training
“fractured humerus”

Liscloon, April 7, Meadowlands
“colic”; “carcass removed to M & S Pet Removal” (6-year-old, had been raced 12 times in the first three months of 2017)

Here’s the Moon, May 31, Monmouth, training
“shattered carpus”

Maritime Pulpit, July 13, Monmouth, training
“medial/lateral sesamoid fracture, condylar fracture”

Cool It, July 16, Monmouth, training
“euthanasia due to shock from large laceration with arterial bleeding”

Herriot, July 22, Monmouth, race 6
“complete disruption of suspensory apparatus during race” (third race in three weeks; trainer, Victor Russo)

Big Man Rocket, July 23, Monmouth, training
“euthanasia due to an inoperable carpal fracture”

Cosmic Ruby, December 19, Westampton Training Center, training
“died in stall – complication of routine surgery” (3-year-old coming off consecutive last-place finishes – combined 83 lengths back)

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


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  1. Another post that reveals the facts, the truth, behind the fancy hats and “entertainment” banner.
    The ugliness, the torture, the blood bath is confirmed with these death facts.
    So sorry for all racehorses who suffered, and continue to suffer immensely for this vile business.
    Yet, the delusional apologists watch racehorses being maimed and/or killed daily while they continue to support the very cause of this massive pain, and suffering!
    This would be like leaving your children with a convicted pedophile, but saying that because your getting therapy for them it’s okay to support the perpetrator of their sexual abuse!
    There are no other viable solutions other than these hell holes need to shut down now just like getting your child away from the very pedophile that perpetrates the abuse on them.
    Logical, rational, compassionate, and morally correct.

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