15 Racehorses Killed in New Mexico

Through a FOIA request to the New Mexico Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks thus far this year. Please note, however, that New Mexico is a work in progress: It is not clear whether all the horses in the FOIA documents are indeed dead, an ongoing problem I’ve had with this state (the Commission has assured it is working on it). For now, the confirmed:

Mr First Regard, Jan 4, Sunland R – “internal bleeding – euthanized on track”
Cryptic Queen B R, Jan 8, Sunland R – “ankle”
Heza Wild Dragon, Jan 11, Sunland R – “dead upon arrival” (chart: “good try, vanned”)
Flying Kolors, Jan 12, Sunland R – “cardiovascular, fractured knee…died on track”
A. C. Val, Jan 19, Sunland T – no details given
Ocean Bound, Feb 5, Sunland T – “shoulder”
Hollywood Angel, Feb 8, Sunland T – “bilateral sesamoid fracture”
Laffy Brown Taffy, Mar 3, Sunland T – “shoulder”
Mr Klee, Mar 16, Sunland R – “slab fracture”
Premeditatedrunner, Mar 23, Sunland T – “bilateral sesamoid fracture”
Buffalo Gold, Mar 23, Sunland R – “fracture at ankle level”
Gallup Scat [sic], Mar 31, Sunland T – “sudden death”
Dom Cool, Apr 4, Sunland T – “shoulder fracture”
Madcat Cartel, Apr 9, Sunland T – “shoulder”
Coronas Al Jaguar, Jun 2, Sunray R – “EIPH collapse, sudden death”

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  1. A list of dead horses is a list that should never need to be added to. I’ll never understand (thank God) how horses can die from these kind of injuries – or any injuries for that matter – in these numbers and there is no REAL investigation, no animal welfare organization stepping in to protect the horses suffering and dying EVERY SINGLE DAY. How people that claim to “love them like family” can abuse and torture them EVERY SINGLE DAY and then throw them away to die in terror and agony without giving them a thought. Our society needs to wake up, because it’s so true that you can judge the heart of a person by their treatment of animals.

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