And the Dead Horses Keep Piling Up – Florida, 2017

Through a FOIA request to the Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in the second half (July-Dec) of 2017. (Notes: The Dept. did not forward immediate causes of death; since I began doing this, Florida’s record-keeping has been among the worst – misspelled names, duplicate entries, and most significantly, under-reporting of deaths.)

Slacks of Course, July 1, Gulfstream, race 3

Madame Butterfly, July 24, Gulfstream W, training

Accomplice, July 27, Gulfstream, race 10
(ten years old, 82nd race)

Thousandinmypocket, July 29, Gulfstream, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Bella Kittens, July 29, Gulfstream, training

Stormin Dude, August 5, Gulfstream, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Run Lucky Run, August 11, Gulfstream W, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Sweet Point, August 17, Gulfstream, training
(last five races, all maiden claiming: combined 87 back; trainer, Diosdado Iglesias)

Sing in the Hands, August 19, Gulfstream W, training
(two total races: combined 47 back)

Latin Danger (sic), September 8, Gulfstream W, training

Personal Princess, September 15, Gulfstream W, training
(four total races: one 8th, three lasts – combined 93 back; trainer, Antonio Cioffi)

Storm Troops, September 22, Gulfstream, training
(coming off first race)

Dancing Wind, September 27, Gulfstream, race 9

Gone Jak, October 19, Gulfstream W, race 6
(coming off a last-of-11, 35 back just 12 days prior; trainer, Rosemary Homeister)

Majestic Won, October 23, Pompano, training

French Edge, October 28, Gulfstream, training

Tomoe, November 3, Gulfstream, training

Patriot Man, November 4, Gulfstream, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Gran Airspeed, November 5, Gulfstream, training

Breezed Bayou, November 17, Tampa Bay, training

Golden Dude, November 22, Tampa Bay, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Highborn, November 25, Gulfstream, training
(just two and had already been raced six times; trainer, Jose Pinchin)

Spence Girl, November 25, Tampa Bay, race 6 (euthanized November 26)

Dularie, December 9, Tampa Bay, training

Honor Earned, December 13, Tampa Bay, race 3

Saturday Storms, December 16, Tampa Bay, training
(63 races)

Frau Riley, December 23, Gulfstream, training

K Wave, December 28, Tampa Bay, training

Time in Motion, December 29, Gulfstream, race 7
(first race)

Speighgal, December 30, Gulfstream, race 9

Sophieshardtocatch, December 30, Tampa Bay, race 10

In addition, the following racehorse died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls a “non-racing” cause. Technically true, perhaps, but morally he is no less a casualty of this vile business than the ones above.

Coco, December 13, Gulfstream

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  1. Rosemary Homeister was posting on the Paulick report not too long ago about how some drugs, especially lasix, are needed for the health and well being of racehorses.

    • I could not disagree more with Rosemary Homeister . Lasix is a potent drug with undesirable side effects. It’s use is to treat disease symptoms.
      Initially, it was given to control EIPH in bleeders but soon evolved to widespread use because it is seen as as a way to enhance performance and that is what these people are interested in , not the welfare of the horse.
      Further, some studies have concluded Lasix does little to help control EIPH. And can Homeister explain why the US is the only country that uses the drug indiscriminately ? Do other countries not care about the health and welfare of the horse ? It seems the reverse is true.,

  2. She has a dead horse listed above. I guess her drugs didn’t help to save that one. Quite the contrary, I’m sure.

  3. From what I know, there is no doubt in my mind that the misspelled names, the misinformation, the duplicates are all done deliberately to confuse the animal loving public at large, Florida residents, and to maintain the carefully construed image that racehorses are so “royally-treated.”
    TIME IN MOTION (TIM). Owner John Oxley. Trainer Mark Casse.
    They bought TIM for $650,000 from the SUMMERFIELD consignment in Florida.
    There have been several racehorses die under the same pattern as TIM with many purchased from the Summerfield consignment in Florida.
    The pattern goes like this: purchased for 6-figures, equine insurance policy most likely in place, doesn’t live up to the price tag, isn’t able to perform during training either due to lack of talent and/or possible physical issues, and then drops dead while the equine insurance policy (of the original purchase price) is still in place!!
    If a racehorse under this potential scenario runs, and does not perform, then the equine insurance policy is usually downgraded so they lose the purchase price or a huge portion of it.
    Although there is no proof that TIM was a victim of equine insurance fraud/murder, there’s no doubt in my mind that racehorses are being killed for insurance money.
    It’s being going on since the inception of this business, and it’s probably still going on.
    All racehorse lives matter, and this list is a horrific display of animal abuse, cruelty, and dying.
    If they make it out alive, then the potential to die on a slaughterhouse floor is probably much higher than the potential for a decent home.
    While Summerfield continues to breed and breed there are very few of their racehorses living out their lives in their paddocks that only seem to be reserved for their next victim of the horse racing industry.

  4. Speaking Of Dead Horses.


    Kentucky Derby contender Mourinho was euthanized Monday morning after suffering a severe sesamoid fracture in his front leg, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form.

    Baffert said the Super Saver colt was going easily in a breeze at Santa Anita and took a bad step.

    • And a “shame”, that Morinho died, he said. As he was at the OBS 2 yo’s in training sale. Looking for the next group of babies to ruin.

      • SD, a racing contact once told me that “Bastard Bob” would put Draino in a horse’s veins if he thought it would help the horse win a race. This was an individual that was pro-racing. It sickened me then and it sickens me now yet good ole Bobby is considered to be a “rock star” in the racing world. I find him particularly revolting because of the deaths of a handful of his horses that were on thyroid meds “just because” a few years ago. He has destroyed so many horses in his career which, to me, is reprehensible. Again, he is just another participant in racing that is morally, and ethically, bankrupt.

  5. Teflon Bob is at it again.
    Another dead racehorse under his training methods.
    Don’t fool yourselves folks, the brutality behind this sunshine smile is apparent to everybody else, but for those in the horse racing industry.
    They revere Bob.
    That tells you everything about this business.
    He has killed so many racehorses that I lost count years ago.
    He’s a heartless piece of shit.

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