Through a FOIA request to the Oregon Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2019. Please note that Portland Meadows, the only regularly-running racetrack in Oregon, closed for good in February. Progress.
I’lbeamonkeysuncle, Jan 15, Portland R – “sudden death (vessel ruptures in lungs)”
I’lbeamonkeysuncle was almost 11 and this was his 63rd time under the whip.
Four Times Lucky, Sep 6, Harney Fair R – “internal bleed”
Four Times Lucky was almost 8 and this was her 61st time under the whip.