Killed at Prairie Meadows, 2018

Through a FOIA request to the Iowa Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Prairie Meadows in 2018.

Glendo, April 25, Prairie T
“humerus fracture”

Oh My Gravy, April 29, Prairie R
“pastern and cannon fractures”

Raegen Harper, May 18, Prairie R

Proud Hunter, June 3, Prairie T
“pelvic fracture”

Secret Voodoo, June 17, Prairie R
“pastern fracture”

Summer King, July 5, Prairie R
“carpal slab fracture”

Oliver’s Bull, July 15, Prairie R
“sesamoid and DDF fractures”

Sir Smack, July 26, Prairie R
“cannon fracture”

Oh Dear Lord, August 9, Prairie R
“sesamoid fracture” (this race came six days after previous)

Have to Go, August 9, Prairie R
“carpal slab fracture”

Justa Minyun, September 9, Prairie R
“pastern subluxation…the result of a mid-race collision [see below]”

Cruzin Wrangler, September 9, Prairie R
“tibial fracture, skull fracture, DOA…the result of a mid-race collision [see above]”

Hiclass Return, October 5, Prairie R
“carpal slab fracture”

Kaige Fighter, October 11, Prairie R
“carpal slab fracture”

Ls Prince, October 13, Prairie R
“bilateral, compound carpal fracture”

In addition, these still-very-much-active racehorses died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls “non-racing” causes. Technically true, perhaps, but morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Bee Boppin Baby, April 20, Prairie
“shipped in with P1 fracture” (last raced at Oaklawn March 2; she was “claimed” before that race)

Quick Study, April 22, Prairie
“shipped in with stifle fracture” (last raced at Oaklawn April 12; she was “claimed” before that race)

Transformative, May 2, Prairie
“pneumonia” (last raced April 7)

Felony Pursuit, June 2, Prairie
“colic, ulcers, peritonitis”

Another Grey, June 15, Prairie
“flipped in stall”

Spring Special, June 28, Prairie
“down in stall – fractured ilium” (last raced June 15)

Rodeo Blues, July 6, Prairie
“died after treatment for EPM – acute hemorrhage”

Jett Bound, August 3, Prairie
“flipped in barn – acute hemorrhage”

T a Senator, August 13, Prairie
“shock after IV vitamin jug”


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  1. Please provide a share link, so we can share on Twitter and other social websites. We have to get the word out.

  2. Horses actually transported with such horrible injuries? I have no words……….that I can use on this blog.

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