68 Florida Kills

Through a FOIA request to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks through June 30:

Marine Corps, Jan 1, Palm Meadows T – “euthanized due to injury of pelvis”

Berliner, Jan 1, Tampa Bay R (euthanized Jan 3) – “displaced knee fracture”

Dance Dune, Jan 1, Tampa Bay R

Power Punch, Jan 3, Gulfstream R

Third Day, Jan 6, Palm Meadows T

X Y Jet, Jan 8, Palm Meadows T

Show No Mercy, Jan 12, Gulfstream T

Salambo, Jan 12, Gulfstream R

Blingin It Back, Jan 12, Tampa Bay S – “likely GI rupture”

Salsa Criollo, Jan 12, Tampa Bay S – “colitis”

Busy Signal, Jan 13, Gulfstream T

Bigger Picture, Jan 13, Palm Meadows T (eight years old, 41 races)

Solder, Jan 18, Gulfstream T

yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Jan 24, Gulfstream T

Strong Performance, Jan 24, Gulfstream R

Grisaceo, Jan 24, Tampa Bay T – “fractured cannon”

Bruno, Jan 26, Tampa Bay S

Gaby’s Dream, Jan 30, Gulfstream R

Stay Again, Feb 7, Gulfstream R

Foot in the Door, Feb 8, Tampa Bay R – “had heart attack” (three years old)

Mr. Philly Dilly, Feb 15, Gulfstream R

Teriyaki, Feb 15, Gulfstream R (euthanized Feb 16)

Discreet Affair, Feb 22, Tampa Bay T

Lemon Drop Candy, Feb 23, Palm Meadows T

Cutie Fantastic, Feb 29, Gulfstream T

yet-to-be-named, Mar 6, Gulfstream T

Double Whammy, Mar 6, Gulfstream R (60th race)

Gallant Bid, Mar 14, Gulfstream R (after “winning”)

Nine Point Five, Mar 16, Gulfstream W T

Scam, Mar 19, Gulfstream W S – “colic impaction” (ten years old, 58 races)

Bostaleto, Mar 21, Gulfstream R

Rox Dene, Mar 25, Gulfstream T

Creative Award, Mar 26, Gulfstream T – “fetlock failure”

Morning Princess, Mar 27, Tampa Bay R

Bravely Bold, Mar 29, Tampa Bay R – “fractured P1”

Laguna Spirit, Mar 31, Gulfstream T

Musical Lia, Apr 1, Gulfstream T – “disarticulated fetlock, open fracture”

Blessed Halo, Apr 4, Palm Meadows T

City Roc, Apr 4, Palm Meadows T

Lost for Words, Apr 5, Gulfstream T

Tizaprincessa, Apr 5, Tampa Bay R – “comminuted fracture”

Golden Tapit, Apr 8, Palm Meadows T

Shanghai Zeus, Apr 9, Gulfstream S – “colic, torsion”

Just a Duke, Apr 11, Tampa Bay R – “comminuted fracture”

Mirandus, Apr 17, Gulfstream T

Belle Mar, Apr 18, Gulfstream T

R Moody Women, Apr 19, Gulfstream T

Richest Gifts, Apr 19, Gulfstream T

Dermot, Apr 23, Gulfstream R

Mrs. Miniver, Apr 24, Gulfstream R

Sean’s Idea, Apr 30, Gulfstream R

Irked, May 2, Gulfstream R

Missandei, May 7, Gulfstream R

Eat the Ticket, May 7, Tampa Bay S – “pleuropneumonia”

Law Degree, May 9, Gulfstream W T

Flight Deck, May 15, Tampa Bay R – “open, disarticulated fetlock”

Ranita, May 21, Gulfstream R (euthanized May 22)

Pump Room, May 23, Gulfstream R – “[multiple] fractures”

Lady Love, May 30, Tampa Bay R – “pelvic fracture”

Finally the One, Jun 8, Palm Meadows T

Jackies Dream, Jun 8, Tampa Bay T – “fractured humerus”

Billy, Jun 12, Tampa Bay S

Put It On Detti, Jun 14, Gulfstream R

Transistor, Jun 17, Palm Meadows T

Koa Kani, Jun 17, Tampa Bay S – “colic”

yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Jun 18, Gulfstream T

Liam’s Lucky Charm, Jun 22, Gulfstream T

Handsome Coyote, Jun 22, Tampa Bay R – “disarticulated fetlock, ligament damage”

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  1. This is why horseracing should be completely against the law!!!!!
    End the cruelty to Thoroughbreds in Florida and every state!

  2. I noticed The tracks, Gulfstream, Tampa Bay Downs and Palm Meadows Trainong Center are “well represented” but nothing from Payson Park T.C.?
    Wonder if they report deaths?

    The deaths and suffering are “ho hum” for racing regardless of any “words of grief” that may expressed. Actions are what count, words do not mean anything. The results of their actions are there for all to see in the never ending ugly spectacle of carnage and DEATH day after day.

    • Rose, you always bring up such important points that easily get overlooked.
      I’m referring to your question about Payson Park Training Center and if it reports deaths?
      NO it doesn’t NONE, NOT ONE of any of the 200+ training centers in the U.S. reports deaths.
      I’ve been to Payson Park and I saw plenty of racehorses die there.
      Lots of Canadian Trainers stall there over the winter such as multiple racehorse killer Roger Atfield, and Gail Cox.
      It’s a training ground for, predominantley, 2 year olds so lots of maiming and killing going on.
      FINAL RHAPSODY was trained by Roger Atfield at Payson Park starting as early as 1.5 years old and in his second start as a 2 y.o. at Woodbine, on 9/8/2019, he suffered a horrific breakdown, was vanned-off and subsequently euthanized as posted on this site:
      Which brings me to my next point.
      Roger Attfield is 81 years old now, and is minimally involved with the racehorses running in his name.
      A program Trainer, more or less, and still killing racehorses.
      His biggest victim was IZVESTIA.
      Izvestia’s “career” ended on October 21, 1991, when he had to be humanely euthanized after breaking a left hind leg in three places while competing in the Rothmans International.
      A former late groom evidently confessed on his death bed that Roger sent him out to die for equine insurance money knowing that his rear leg was already bad and, supposedly, was soaked in cold water for hours before the race.
      It saved Woodbine, the wagering firms millions that day because they didn’t have to pay out on the “favorite” and lots of money was bet on Izvestia.
      So just for good measure, for Izvestia dying for money supposedly, in 1999, he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
      How nice of Woodbine to send him off with a shattered rear leg, broken in 3 pieces while they laughed all the way to the bank.
      Wow no wonder why Roger gets the red carpet treatment at Woodbine and everywhere else he goes because this business supports repeated doping, cheating, and killing Trainers.
      They know nothing else.

  3. Why isn’t some organization working to get an Amendment to end Horseracing on the ballot as they did Greyhound racing?

    • Ramona, I am not the expert but according to what others have said in previous posts, it would cost a bunch of money to get an initiative on the ballot for a vote in just one state, something like $5,000,000.00.

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