Two More at Belmont – That’s 37 Dead Horses on the Year

Even though the NYRA baton has been passed to Aqueduct, the killing at Belmont Park continues. The NYS Gaming Commission has disclosed the following:

Goneonamission “found deceased in stall with apparent head injury Nov 24.” The 2-year-old was raced at Aqueduct just two days prior, finishing dead last, some 57 lengths back. Germane? Perhaps.

Sweet Timing “stall bound since Oct 12 due to pelvic injury, developed fever and pleuropneumonia – euthanized Nov 29 due to poor prognosis.” The Commission, of course, is trying to pass this off as “non-racing”; we, however, know there’s no such thing, for all deaths within Racing are by Racing. But in addition, the 3-year-old Sweet Timing was “worked out” on Oct 9, meaning it’s a good bet the pelvic injury that led to her death was incurred on the track.

For those who may have lost count, that’s 37 dead horses at Belmont Park this year. 37. For shame, America.

Doyouknowsomething, Jan 8, stall – “sustained left elbow injury in stall”
Speke, Jan 19, training – “suffered a fracture to his right shoulder”
Catpsalm, Jan 29, stall – “protozoal myeloencephalitis”
Miss Marion, Feb 3, training – “fractured cannon bone…euthanized on track”
Chronos, Feb 3, training (euthanized Feb 4) – “fractured right front leg”
For Pops, Feb 26, training – “collapsed and died” (four years old)
Queen Bode, Mar 3, training – “euthanized at hospital”
Mighty Zealous, Mar 10, stall – “severe respiratory distress…euthanized”
Miss Marilyn, Mar 23, training – “leg injury…euthanasia on the track”
Miss Mimosa, Mar 28, training – “cardiovascular collapse” (three years old)
Pretty Enuff, Apr 1, training – “suffered a leg fracture…euthanized”
Luz Mimi, Apr 4, training – “suffered a leg fracture…euthanized”
La Manche, Apr 11, training – “suffered a fracture…and was euthanized”
Noble Cause, May 11, racing – “injuries necessitating euthanasia”
Anne’s Song, May 24, racing – “ambulanced off, euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Successful Mission, Jun 9, training – “sustained fractures while breezing”
Inflection, Jun 9, racing – “euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Ro Bear, Jun 16, stall – “died in the barn from an apparent impaction colic”
With Caution, Jun 28, training – “P1 fracture…died complications from anesthesia”
Fancy Persuasion, Jun 30, racing – “cardiovascular collapse” (two years old)
yet-to-be-named, Jul 11, training – “fractured sesamoids…euthanized”
La Fuerza, Jul 27, training – “fractured humeral, ambulanced to barn, euthanized”
Royal Inheritance, Sep 6, training – “collapsed and died” (five years old)
Passporttovictory, Sep 6, racing – “bad steps”
Mo Moxie, Sep 7, training – “sustained a fracture and was euthanized on track”
Deft, Sep 12, racing – “broke front leg and was euthanized on the track”
Rhode Island, Sep 14, racing – “was vanned off…subsequently euthanized”
Coffee Crush, Sep 19, training – “cardiovascular collapse”
Have Another, Sep 20, stall – “severe laminitis”
Meet Me in L A, Sep 21, racing – “went wrong…euthanized”
E Z for You to Say, Oct 10, stall – “severe laminitis [both front] feet” (two years old)
Mo Fun, Oct 14, training – “suffered a cardiovascular collapse” (three years old)
Kid Robin Hood, Nov 2, training – “sustained a fracture at the 5/16 pole”
Darken a Day, Nov 10, training – “sustained injury to leg requiring euthanasia on track”
Long Haul Bay, Nov 21, stall – “severe colic”
Goneonamission, Nov 24, stall – “found deceased with apparent head injury”
Sweet Timing, Nov 29, stall – “pelvic injury…fever and pleuropneumonia”

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  1. How many Horses have to die before they become extinct. You people are all a bunch of greedy people and Karma is such a bitch and I hope you get the best of it

  2. I think of how much pain these injured horses must endure and I cannot imagine how much pain they have to feel because of horseracing whether the horse is injured on the racetrack or not.

    I am hoping that the new law against animal cruelty will apply to the horseracing people that use, abuse, and exploit horses for racing, breeding and slaughter.

    • Wanda, I constantly think of those same things,I’m a total worrier. And,you know damn well…the claiming horses are not treated as well as the stakes ones. I don’t like that,if they all can’t be treated the same,I’m all about fairness. All of these beautiful babies should be given the same love.

  3. Found deceased with an apparent head injury. That’s not shady as Hell. And stall bound for two months due to a pelvic injury and then euthanized for fever and pleuropneumonia? Since she wasn’t a high end stakes horse it makes me wonder what kind of care and treatment she really received, and if the original injury was actually severe enough to warrant euthanasia but they were trying to keep her off their ever growing kill list. It wouldn’t be the first time the loving people in racing left a horse stand suffering in a stall for an extended period of time.

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