The Dead, So Far…

Horses Killed Racing or Training on U.S. Tracks, 2019. (Please note: This list will grow exponentially when I begin filing my annual FOIA requests at the end of the year. For context, please see killed lists from previous years.)

Popyhowuspelcupcak, Jan 1, Turf R – “fracture left front leg”
Gargoyle, Jan 2, Hawthorne T – “comminuted P1 fractures”
Sir Senescal, Jan 3, Gulfstream R – “fell while injured…euthanized on track”
Hold the Mic, Jan 4, Delta R – “fell [in] upper stretch”
Tank Team, Jan 4, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Unusual Angel, Jan 4, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Driveroff Thedeck, Jan 5, Golden Gate R – “catastrophic breakdown of fetlock”
unidentified, Jan 5, Los Alamitos T – “catastrophic right front fetlock breakdown”
Tribal Hero, Jan 5, Turf T – “fracture left front leg”
unidentified, Jan 6, Golden Gate T – “catastrophic breakdown of left front fetlock”
Adroit, Jan 6, Los Alamitos R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
unidentified, Jan 7, Fair Grounds T
unidentified, Jan 7, Fair Grounds T
The Pokester, Jan 7, Northfield R – “broke front right leg – complete”
She’s a Monster, Jan 7, Parx R (euthanized Apr 1) – “knee/carpus”
Londie Lou, Jan 7, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury in her right hind”
Miss Impazible, Jan 8, Penn T – “fracture sesamoid”
Secret Street, Jan 8, Santa Anita T
Cause for Eviction, Jan 8, Turf R – “injured in the gate…fracture pelvis”
Defiantly, Jan 11, Golden Gate T – “euthanized after training accident”
Can’t Stop the Cat, Jan 11, Hawthorne T – “broke down with a fetlock complex”
Tuffy’s Way, Jan 11, Laurel R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the track”
Kimberly B., Jan 11, Laurel R – “hit rival [above]…euthanized on the track”
Clarista, Jan 11, Parx T – “fracture femur”
Derby Treasure, Jan 11, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Westerdale, Jan 12, Aqueduct R – “suffered a fatal musculoskeletal injury”
Blame Us All, Jan 12, Penn R – “fracture sesamoid”
Halsey, Jan 12, Tampa Bay Downs R – “took a bad step”
Velocitation, Jan 13, Turf R – “fracture left front leg fetlock”
Unusually Striking, Jan 16, Turf R – “fracture left front leg”
Noise Mandate, Jan 18, Santa Anita R – “ambulance removed – euthanized”
Speke, Jan 19, Belmont T – “suffered a fracture to his right shoulder”
Big Ceas, Jan 20, Golden Gate R – “catastrophic breakdown of left front fetlock”
Amboseli, Jan 20, Santa Anita R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Rose Dynasty, Jan 20, Turf R – “fracture spine or pelvis”
Tee La Jolla, Jan 21, Louisiana Downs R – “sesamoids”
Like Really Smart, Jan 21, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Last Promise Kept, Jan 21, Santa Anita R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Breeze of Cinnamon, Jan 23, Delta R – “cannon fracture”
Regal Delight, Jan 23, Monticello R – “fractured left front distal limb”
Dancing Harbor, Jan 23, Santa Anita T
Thunder Bye, Jan 24, Oaklawn T – “humerus fracture”
Spitfire, Jan 25, Santa Anita T
Tripwire, Jan 26, Gulfstream R – “collapsed fatally” (two years old)
Tommy T, Jan 27, Aqueduct R – “fractured sesamoids…euthanized on track”
Blue Anchor, Jan 27, Oaklawn R – “fractured a carpus/knee”
Only You, Jan 27, Parx T – “fracture cannon”
Team Colors, Jan 27, Sam Houston R – “bilateral proximal sesamoid fracture”
Admiral Grace, Jan 29, Mahoning R – “displaced slab fracture”
Via Leone, Jan 30, Charles Town T – “condylar fracture”
Meet the Genius, Feb 1, Charles Town R (euthanized Feb 19) – “suspect pelvic fracture”
Yankee Trip, Feb 1, Delta R – “comminuted fracture carpus”
She’s Stunning, Feb 1, Laurel R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the track”
Conner Clark, Feb 2, Delta R – “open fracture sesamoids, fetlock luxation”
Kid Cantina, Feb 2, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Dancin N Moonlight, Feb 2, Turf T – “cannon bone fracture”
Miss Marion, Feb 3, Belmont T – “fractured cannon bone…euthanized on track”
Chronos, Feb 3, Belmont T (euthanized Feb 4) – “fractured right front leg”
Luna de Rojo, Feb 3, Oaklawn T – “catastrophic training injury”
Comegowithme, Feb 3, Santa Anita R (euthanized Feb 6)
Lodestar, Feb 3, Tampa Bay Downs R – “was severely injured and fell”
Brylee’s Deelite, Feb 6, Delta R – “hyperextension flexor tendons”
Tracey’s Desire, Feb 7, Yonkers R – “collapsed on track”
Tiger Man, Feb 8, Aqueduct R (euthanized Feb 9) – “left front leg”
Blaze Star, Feb 9, Parx T – “fracture sesamoid”
Majesty Marie, Feb 9, Rillito T – “fracture left front cannon bone”
Vision, Feb 13, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
Doc’s Mescalero, Feb 15, Delta R – “fracture sesamoids, fetlock luxation”
Grace Bay, Feb 15, Golden Gate R – “flipped and struck head on the way to…race”
Could Be Game, Feb 16, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
Twice Please, Feb 16, Sam Houston T – “severe back injury working from gates”
unidentified, Feb 17, Golden Gate T – “shattered cannon; severed spinal cord”
Jager Time, Feb 17, Santa Anita T
Happier You, Feb 18, Parx R – “fracture knee”
Unusual Rider, Feb 18, Santa Anita T
unidentified, Feb 19, Los Alamitos T – “catastrophic right front fetlock breakdown”
Broadway Man, Feb 19, Mahoning R – “fractured right hind pastern”
Volume One, Feb 20, Mahoning T – “fell, broke shoulder”
Junior G Man, Feb 20, Turf R – “fracture right front fetlock”
Hot American, Feb 22, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step…catastrophic injury”
Queen Jeanne, Feb 22, Turfway R – “[multiple fractures, ruptures, and tears]”
Ed’s Quick Cat, Feb 23, Charles Town R – “slab fracture”
Battle of Midway, Feb 23, Santa Anita T – “shattered his pastern”
Just Forget It, Feb 23, Santa Anita T
unidentified (probably Rosiescruella), Feb 22-Feb 24, Los Alamitos R
Charmer John, Feb 25, Santa Anita T
Serbian Syclone, Feb 25, Turf R (euthanized Apr 14) – “fracture front leg”
For Pops, Feb 26, Belmont T – “collapsed and died” (four years old)
Zoomin Effort, Feb 26, Louisiana Downs R – “fell, euthanized”
Burton, Feb 26, Mahoning R (euthanized Feb 27) – had prior knee surgery
Just Richter, Feb 27, Delta R – “fracture sesamoids, fetlock luxation”
Grand Tuner, Feb 27, Delta R – “fracture sesamoids, fetlock luxation”
Red Bomber, Feb 27, Parx T – “tendon/ligament rupture”
P T Bruiser, Feb 27, Turf T – “fracture right carpus”
Simply Gucci, Feb 28, Fair Grounds R – “cannon fracture”
Pop’s Irish Rose, Feb 28, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress…euthanized”
Zuba Ziba, Feb 28, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
Hay Iris, Feb 28, Penn T – “fracture cannon”
unidentified, Mar, Golden Gate R (euthanized Mar 19) – “complications…after racing”
Cupboard, Mar 1, Hawthorne T – “horse went down – multiple carpal fractures”
Munningsfornothing, Mar 1, Penn R (euthanized May 9) – “fracture knee”
Catchumdenae, Mar 2, Mahoning R (euthanized May 21) – multiple fractures
Macer, Mar 2, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
Lily Ain’t Foolin, Mar 2, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury and fell”
Charlie Webb, Mar 2, Sam Houston T – “high transverse cannon bone fracture”
Eskenforadrink, Mar 2, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Queen Bode, Mar 3, Belmont T – “euthanized at hospital”
Vergelito Two, Mar 3, Turf T – “fracture shoulder”
Justin K, Mar 4, Penn T – “fracture sesamoid”
Oxford Comma, Mar 5, Fair Grounds R – “cannon fracture”
R Power Grid, Mar 5, Parx R – “suffered a serious injury…euthanized”
Lets Light the Way, Mar 5, Santa Anita T
My Mystery, Mar 7, Oaklawn R – “euthanized,” no other details given
Rockin Sunday Mass, Mar 8, Delta R – “open, communited fracture cannon”
Justlikesister Ray, Mar 8, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
Queen of Umaill, Mar 9, Aqueduct T – “pulled up lame…euthanized”
Ibetyoucanwiggle, Mar 9, Northfield R – “acute collapse…died within three mins”
New Express, Mar 12, Mahoning R – “horse fractured left knee”
Lite the Storm, Mar 13, Charles Town T – “shoulder fracture”
Colt Silver Bullet, Mar 13, Sam Houston T – “sesamoid fracture, cannon fracture”
Rapid Rabbit, Mar 14, Charles Town R (euthanized Mar 15) – “P1 fracture”
Princess Lili B, Mar 14, Santa Anita T – “broke both front legs”
Monster Bea, Mar 15, Fair Grounds R – “sudden death” (five years old)
Mr. Marvin, Mar 16, Charles Town R – “dislocated fetlock fracture”
unidentified (could be Yes I’m Ready), Mar 15-Mar 17, Los Alamitos R
Jet Black Oil, Mar 18, Louisiana Downs R – “radius/ulna”
Tiz Mattie, Mar 18, Mahoning R – “comminuted fracture sesamoids”
Ghost Speaker, Mar 19, Retama T – “sudden death on track” (two years old)
Zoe’s Castle, Mar 20, Charles Town T – “shoulder fracture”
Dontridetheclutch, Mar 21, Penn R – “fracture sesamoid”
Miss Marilyn, Mar 23, Belmont T – “leg injury…euthanasia on the track”
Haitian Hill, Mar 23, Penn T – “sudden death” (five years old)
Whiskey Train, Mar 23, Tampa Bay Downs R – “took a bad step”
Magnolia Petal, Mar 24, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
Liberty Valance, Mar 25, Mahoning R (euthanized Mar 26) – “fractures [both] knees”
He’s a Perfect Ten, Mar 25, Miami Valley R – “drowned”
Tommy Grossman, Mar 26, Sam Houston R – “sudden death on track” (four years old)
Miss Mimosa, Mar 28, Belmont T – “cardiovascular collapse”
Smart Daddy, Mar 28, Hawthorne T – “complete fracture of neck”
Tell It Ina Melody, Mar 28, Turfway R – “[multiple fractures, ruptures, and tears]”
Shooby Said, Mar 30, Buffalo Raceway R – “took bad step at finish”
Special Skills, Mar 30, Camden Steeplechase R – “broken neck…euthanized”
It’s Show Time, Mar 30, Penn R (euthanized Apr 8) – “fracture carpal”
Arms Runner, Mar 31, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Ls Power, Mar 31, Turf R – “fracture spine”
Pretty Enuff, Apr 1, Belmont T – “suffered a leg fracture…x-rayed and euthanized”
Owen’s Express, Apr 2, Finger Lakes T – “fractured right shoulder”
Luz Mimi, Apr 4, Belmont T – “suffered a leg fracture…x-rayed and euthanized”
Bad Humor, Apr 4, Oaklawn R – “euthanized,” no other details given
Myrtle’s Boy, Apr 6, Hawthorne T – “comminuted fracture of the neck”
Cathedral Reader, Apr 6, Keeneland R – “[multiple fractures]”
Fast Track Kathern, Apr 7, Gulfstream R – “in distress…euthanized on track”
unidentified, Apr 5-Apr 7, Los Alamitos R
Redneck Humor, Apr 7, Turf R – “fracture right front leg”
Patann Redemption, Jan-Apr, Mahoning T (euthanized April 9) – “ruptured [illegible]”
Nite Court, Apr 9, Charles Town T – “tibia fracture”
Mandel, Apr 10, Keeneland R – “[multiple fractures, ruptures, and tears]”
La Manche, Apr 11, Belmont T – “suffered a fracture…and was euthanized”
Cashel Rock, Apr 11, Hawthorne R – “open joint disarticulation, ligament rupture”
Atomic Sealster, Apr 11, Tioga T – “fell over…subsequently stopped breathing”
Mama’s Hope, Apr 15, Mahoning R – “fractured and dislocated left front ankle”
Lion Command, Apr 15, Turf R (euthanized Apr 16) – “fracture right front leg”
Southwick, Apr 17, Mahoning R – “fractured right knee…euthanized on track”
Hoped For, Apr 18, Keeneland T
Amandine, Apr 19, Keeneland R – “[multiple fractures]”
Ardrahan, Apr 20, Grand National Steeplechase R – “fell…euthanized”
Into Morocco, Apr 20, Keeneland R – “[fracture, tear]”
It’s All Up to You, Apr 20, Lone Star R – “fetlock disarticulation”
Montt, Apr 20, Lone Star R – “P1 fracture”
Thisonesmylife, Apr 21, Lone Star R – “cannon fracture”
unidentified (good chance Bos Dream), Apr 26-Apr 28, Los Alamitos R
unidentified, Apr 26-Apr 28, Los Alamitos R
Caramelo P, Apr 28, Turf R – “fracture left rear leg”
Tighten Up, Apr 30, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Twincreeks Jack, May 1, Monticello R – “euthanized, following severe injury”
Caonavo, May 1, Thistledown R (euthanized May 4) – “[multiple] fractures”
Breakin the Fever, May 1, Thistledown R – “fell, fracturing shoulder”
Lovetobehappy, May 7, Thistledown R (euth Jun 24) – “bad knees; fractured skull”
American Deluxe, May 8, Thistledown – “fractured sesamoid, ruptured suspensory”
She’s So Needy, May 10, Arlington R (euthanized Jul 6) – “laminitis – rotated P3”
Jersey’s Heat, May 10, Arlington R (euthanized May 13) – “comminuted carpal fracture”
Noble Cause, May 11, Belmont R – “injuries necessitating euthanasia”
Allie’s Aflirt, May 11, Fairmount R – “flipped, hit head prior to race – horse died”
Chis Conquest, May 12, Arlington T – “collapsed – comminuted fracture of scapula”
Almighty Afleet, May 12, Belterra R – “slab fracture with collapse of joint integrity”
Red Gum, May 12, Monmouth R – “took a bad step”
Amazon Nellie, May 14, Arlington T – “open, disarticulated fetlock”
Classiesistar N, May 14, Monticello R – “broke down, euthanasia administered”
Prue, May 15, Arlington T – “horse dropped dead training”
Kinley Karole, May 16, Churchill R – “went wrong”
Circle Unbroken, May 16, Penn R – “catastrophic injury, humanely destroyed”
Cat Three B, May 16, Timonium T – “suffered an injury, put down on the racetrack”
Misty Fly, May 17, Charles Town R – “open fetlock dislocation”
Saratoga Breeze, May 17, Gulfstream R – “fell”
Congrats Gal, May 17, Pimlico R – “collapsed, perished on the track”
Commander Coil, May 17, Santa Anita T – “broke down”
How’s My Boy, May 18, Charles Town T – “sudden death” (four years old)
unidentified, May 14-May 19, Los Alamitos R
Spectacular Music, May 19, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Lil’l Allstar, May 21, Mountaineer R – “bad step, euthanized on the track”
Laser Lynn, May 21, Mountaineer R – “collapsed in upper stretch, euthanized”
Soroa, May 21, Thistledown R – “suffered a catastrophic injury, fell, euthanized”
Johnny Jump Up, May 22, Delaware R – “went wrong”
Terrafirma, May 23, Charles Town R – “suspensory rupture” (chart: “vanned off sore”)
Katys Miracle, May 23, Charles Town R – “broke leg, euthanized on the track”
Anne’s Song, May 24, Belmont R – “ambulanced off, euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Political Theatre, May 24, Fair Hill R – “fell…subsequently euthanized”
Kochees, May 25, Santa Anita R (euthanized May 26) – “took a bad step”
Golden Julia, May 25, Saratoga T (died May 30) – “horse died from acute blood loss”
Game Lad, May 27, Delaware R – “euthanized bilateral sesamoid fracture”
Beau Dan, May 30, Belterra R – “went bad”
Weather, May 30, Charles Town T – “shoulder fracture”
Dempsey, May 30, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”
Heaven Rocks, Jun 1, Buffalo R (died three days later) – “in distress, collapsed”
Miss Gee’s Love, Jun 1, Parx R – “suffered a fatal injury”
Alive and Well, Jun 2, Golden Gate R – “injury to left front fetlock”
Derby River, Jun 5, Santa Anita T – “fractured shoulder”
Eagle Dance, Jun 6, Penn R – “suffered catastrophic injuries to both front ankles”
Investment Analyst, Jun 7, Saratoga T – “sustained leg injury necessitating euthanasia”
Moro Chief, Jun 8, Lone Star R – “went wrong”
Formal Dude, Jun 8, Santa Anita R – “fractured pelvis”
Successful Mission, Jun 9, Belmont T – “sustained fractures while breezing”
Inflection, Jun 9, Belmont R – “euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Truffalino, Jun 9, Santa Anita R – “collapsed and died”
Calmack, Jun 10, Louisiana R – “pulled up in distress…euthanized” at Louisiana
Coraline, Jun 11, Thistledown R – “suffered a [fatal] injury”
High Beam, Jun 13, Churchill R – “sudden death”
Well Graced, Jun 13, Delaware R – “went wrong and had to be euthanized”
Battleofthebulge, Jun 13, unidentified Kentucky track T – “internal hemorrhage”
Winning Homer, Jun 14, Arlington T (euthanized Jul 20) – “laminitis”
My Majestic Rose, Jun 10-Jun 14, Keeneland T
Tizjohndeersway, Jun 15, Arizona Downs R – “lame left front”
Orra Moor, Jun 15, Monmouth R – “was severely injured…euthanized”
Easy Livin, Jun 15, Monticello T – “collapsed on jogging track exercising and died”
Follow the Petals, Jun 16, Laurel R – “expired after falling”
Kool Yankee, Jun 19, Louisiana R – “was pulled up…and euthanized”
American Currency, Jun 22, Santa Anita T – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Pomera, Jun 23, Belterra R – “went wrong, fell”
Joy of the Saints, Jun 19-Jun 23, Pleasanton T
New Dancer, Jun 28, Arlington T (euthanized Jun 29) – “[multiple] sesamoid fractures”
With Caution, Jun 28, Belmont T – “P1 fracture…died complications from anesthesia”
Will Call, Jun 29, Churchill R – “collapsed and died”
Hot Sriracha, Jun 29, Laurel R – “sustained a catastrophic injury”
Rove, Jun 29, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Royal Ransom, Jun 29, Suffolk R – “broke down”
Fancy Persuasion, Jun 30, Belmont R – “cardiovascular collapse”
No New Friends, Jun 30, Pleasanton R – “injury to left front ankle”
unidentified, Jul 1, Delaware T – “sudden death”
Daybreaker, Jul 1, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Gattino Marrone, Jul 3, Saratoga T – “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”
Buck Snort, Jul 4, Arlington R – “sesamoid fractures with DSL rupture”
Metallic, Jul 7, Monmouth R – “was badly injured”
Sandra Smiles, Jul 7, Pleasanton T – “sudden death”
Dash For The Cash, Jul 9, Monticello R – “died following 2nd place win”
Ransom Note, Jul 10, Finger Lakes R – “fractured 3rd carpel”
yet-to-be-named, Jul 11, Belmont T – “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”
D Emcee, Jul 12, Finger Lakes T – fractured sesamoid necessitating euthanasia”
Unsuspected, Jul 12, Charles Town R – “was pulled up appearing lame”
Fight Night, Jul 12, Saratoga R – “fell heavily after the wire”
Stand With Honor, Jul 13, Arlington R- “open, sesamoids fractures, DSL rupture”
Total Fidelity, Jul 14, Saratoga T – “fracture to LF sesamoids – euthanized”
Fabulous Prince, Jul 15, Finger Lakes R – “flipped in the gate, skull fracture”
Charge a Bunch, Jul 18, Del Mar T – “head-on collision”
Carson Valley, Jul 18, Del Mar T – “head-on collision”
Freespin N, Jul 18, Monticello R – “broke down in stretch – euthanized”
Hey Willie, Jul 19, Charles Town R – “collapsed post-race and was euthanized”
Colonel Lewis, Jul 24, Thistledown R – “suffered a catastrophic injury, euthanized”

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.

Whata Hustler, Jan 2, Monticello – “severe chronic right forelimb infection”
Doyouknowsomething, Jan 8, Belmont – “sustained left elbow injury in stall”
L ‘s Choice, Jan 10, Turf – “illness – lungs”
Henry, Jan 14, Santa Anita
Raise the Mast, Jan 15, Charles Town – “broken back, barn area”
unidentified, Jan 16, Golden Gate – “cardiac arrest” (she was three years old)
Top Hat Wildcat, Jan 23, Turf – “laceration abdomen”
Tiz Willow, Jan 25, Golden Gate – “horse succumbed due to malnutrition”
Ponchito, Jan 22, Santa Anita
Jubilance, Jan 27, Turf – “flipped in stall, hit head, spinal cord trauma”
Mongolian Hunter, Jan 28, Santa Anita
Catpsalm, Jan 29, Belmont – “protozoal myeloencephalitis”
Come and Take It, Jan 29, Retama – “leg caught in stall door, fractured fetlock”
Macho Brew, Feb 4, Penn – “colic”
Surely a Bullet, Feb 4, Turf – “weight loss, cancer”
B Three, Feb 8, Charles Town – “died in stall”
Celebrity Tsipras, Feb 10, Monticello – “euthanized following fall”
unidentified, Feb 12, Golden Gate – “purulent cellulitis with secondary laminitis”
No Excuses Please, Feb 16, Miami Valley – “hit his head…seizures…euthanized”
Cooney, Mar 4, Santa Anita
Mighty Zealous, Mar 10, Belmont – “severe respiratory distress…euthanized”
unidentified, Mar 10, Golden Gate – “ruptured stomach”
Doctor C., Mar 10, Sam Houston – “vet scratch, colic Mar 9, died Mar 10”
Hazel Anne, Mar 22, Hawthorne – “femoral artery was ruptured…exsanguination”
Montana Sunset, Mar 23, Golden Gate – “equine herpes virus”
Just a Secret, Mar 23, Hawthorne – “horse down in stall, unable to stand – euthanized”
Bonafide Bandit, Mar 26, Finger Lakes – “cast in stall”
Supernumerary, Mar 30, Sam Houston – “severe laminitis”
Rolling Shadow, Apr 4, Santa Anita
Poppin, Apr 7, Lone Star – “pneumonia/colitis/renal failure”
Amos P, Apr 26, Charles Town- “head trauma, barn area”
Sports Reporter, May 2, Thistledown – “colic and passed in the stall”
Giggle Byte, May 6, Charles Town – “colic”
Facade, May 11, Finger Lakes – “colic”
My Baby T, May 13, Belterra – “fell fracturing pelvis…humanely euthanized”
Current Times, May 27, Santa Anita
Ro Bear, Jun 16, Belmont – “died in the barn from an apparent impaction colic”
Conquest Typhoon, Jul 7, California – “cardiac arrest” (seven years old)
She’sakittykat, Jul 12, Finger Lakes – “laminitis”
unidentified, Jul 8-Jul 14, Los Alamitos
Overlord, Jul 15, Saratoga – “colonic rupture”

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  1. After reading this – I noted this is partial list of tracks. I would think the real tally would be almost double of this. Thank you, Patrick, for the untiring work you do to track all these deaths and for exposing them.

  2. Yet another Death List.
    This is so vile and so heartbreaking.
    I absolutely despise anybody who continues to participate in and support such intentional harm and killing onto these racehorses.
    These are not “accidents” because every single thing they do to these horses is the cause of their demise.
    They keep doing it nothing has changed.
    I see racehorse killer got access to Del Mar – you see people there are no changes not even the MINIMUM protections are afforded to these racehorses as they are continually sent back to these racehorse killers.
    Simply breeding them to die is vile and the vile people who do this you ought to be a shame of yourselves.
    I wouldn’t expect you to hang your heads in shame like normal, rational people because you can’t possibly be normal or compassionate to do and see what’s going on.
    So sorry for all racehorses on this list and for all others one step away from dying.

    • As a person who lives in Del Mar, I think it’s a horrible thing. What’s even worse is seeing how many people flock to the racetrack to watch these animals be tortured.

  3. I am curious about the ratio of California bred horses, to other area bred horses. And I’m not sure it the horse racing industry has a lot of in breeding. I just hate this for these magnificent animals.

  4. Thank you for your work on this. Do we have an number for the total deaths this year? I would like to put a number in a post to share on my social media.

  5. Can someone tell me how in the hell a horse can sever their spinal cord?
    Even Grand Prix level show jumpers don’t suffer leg injuries like this, and you would think with all the stresses of jumping those 17 hand plus Warmbloods would be snapping legs off left, right, and center. Like I’ve said before, NO other equine “sport” produces mass casualties and misery like the racing industry, unless you want to count rodeo, but that’s a different ball of shit altogether.
    And I see some pansy- assed judge lifted the ban on Hottendorfer. Well, why not? He’s no worse than any of the other monsters in the racing industry, he just had the bad luck to be available when they needed a scapegoat to placate the barrage of questions. And of course HSUS and PETA are keeping quiet because they’re completely sackless and are probably getting some sort of kick back like all everyone else.
    Time has run out for so many of these beautiful young horses who were treated like disposable chattel by breathing bags of filth. I just cannot understand how people can see horses literally break apart right in front of them and think nothing of it. Can see the agony and terror in their eyes and walk away with a handful of money and not a care or conscience in the world.

  6. You need to read what people write on horse-racing message boards, like the Paulick Report. The denial is unbelievable. They blame PETA, anyone they label as an ‘animal activist, Horseracing Wrongs for reporting the grisly death toll & reasons for the deaths, the average person, whom they say has no clue about racing & how well cared for all racehorses are, etc., etc. They call banning trainer Jerry Hollendorfer who had a record number of breakdowns in a short time from having horses at tracks all wrong & that he was a scapegoat. They defend & defend. And horses continue to die. They cannot see the truth that’s right there in front of them. Some of the arguments they present would be laughable if it wasn’t for the fact that horses are dying! No one in horse-racing can agree on anything and things just get worse. The blame is squarely on the shoulders of those who have been doing wrong to these beautiful animals for decades. It’s time to shut this hideous sport down.

    • Agree, S., they’re cannibalizing themselves now, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of horse killers;)

  7. Love and respect you ALL so much. I honestly felt so hopeless and all alone on this issue as I became distantly familiar with the horrors of horse racing. I even bought myself a real, genuine, OTTB after finding out what this industry is all about. Couldn’t be happier with my big, goofy lug of a pleasure horse, but I also know what a rarity he is; he’s been snatched from the jaws of the monstrous racing death machine that chews up and spits out thoroughbreds like they’re the excrement scraped off the bottom of racehorse owners’ shoes. There’s no credit that I can take for his “rescue.” It’s entirely happenstance that his life was spared, while literally THOUSANDS of his stablemates have been broken-down/euthanized, or — as most often occurs — claimed/dumped/slaughtered by the aforementioned death machine.
    I will never give his former connections the satisfaction of knowing that my survivor is getting the daily love, pleasure, companionship, and care that ALL these horses deserve. Racing creeps would just use this one, anecdotal instance as justification for continuation of their death machine. They’d prattle on with their self-congratulatory insistence that “aftercare” is something THEY choose to engage in on a regular basis. They do not. When, on the rare occasion these success stories occur, it is always through the efforts of truly caring — NON-racing — horse people. Sadly, we are no match for the death machine. But, through the efforts of this site and its supporters, the machine is being dismantled and will ultimately be relegated to the scrap-heap of animal abuse history.

  8. OMG! This is beyond belief! It is like living, breathing creatures, are nothing more than a scrap of paper. We will never learn how to treat the other creatures who share this planet with us. We are part of a circle , not above it.Let’s end this now!

  9. The horse racing business has been operating with total impunity and lack of transparency for years while collecting billions in profits via casino/corporate welfare.
    The apologists, defenders are lashing out at opponents to horse racing because they have been exploiting and killing racehorses for so long now and they don’t like it when they are held accountable.
    Strip away their inaccurate claims of this being a “sport” and “entertainment” and what you have left is a voiceless, defenseless sentient racehorses being turned into disposable gambling chips to fill their wagering coffers.
    It’s sad, unacceptable, vile and it needs to end.

  10. These horses are treated like race cars. They keep using them to perform and when they are injured or killed throw them away and NEXT. It is an assembly line of inevitable death. Those that survive are eventually sent for slaughter. It is up to the trainers, veterinarians,and jockeys who exploit them and then turn a blind eye to speak up and be a voice for these animals. They must be made accountable through laws. Horses should not be treated like livestock. Another facet is this is a gamblers sport and many people who go to these races are addicted. No animals should be used to perpetuate an addiction like dog and horse racing. The only way to stop this is through laws that animals have rights also and need protected. Where are the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts who use horses as team logos? They have the money, power and media attention to make a difference to take a stand to stop this inhumane exploitation and to change laws.

  11. SHUT DOWN the DEPRAVEDLY INDIFFERENT, CRUEL, HEINOUS industry of HORSE-RACING — FOREVER — so much proof has been presented regarding their suffering and premature deaths — let’s SHUT DOWN THIS INDUSTRY – so many ways to make money — NO EXCUSES!

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