(At Least) 14 Kills at Prairie Meadows Last Year

Through a FOIA request to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Prairie Meadows in 2020.

She’sagraciouslady, Jun 17, Prairie S – “chondritis”

Realbird, Jun 19, Prairie T – “fractured carpus”

Mucho Macho Dan, Jun 19, Prairie R – “fractured cannon” (74th race)

Elektracutioner, Jun 22, Prairie R – “internal pulmonary hemorrhage”

Stephanie’s City, Jul 13, Prairie S – “joint infection”

Gonna Get Loud, Jul 18, Prairie R – “fractured sesamoids”

Nastylittlesecret, Jul 27, Prairie R (euthanized Jul 29) – “fractured carpus”

Flying Dahl, Aug 14, Prairie T – “fractured cannon”

Added Attraction, Aug 17, Prairie T – “ligament [rupture]”

Daisy Can, Aug 17, Prairie R – “fractured sesamoid”

Browdy Boy, Sep 3, Prairie S – “colic” (had been raced just three days prior)

Mr Fast Dixie Gold, Sep 6, Prairie R (euthanized Sep 7) – “fractured ilium”

Mkswagon Full Ofgold, Sep 12, Prairie R – “fractured sesamoids”

Sweet Walkin’ Suga, Sep 12, Prairie R – “fractured carpal”

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  1. Yep, looks about right: One track, 14 (admitted) horse deaths, all in less than three months. So, they need only kill a racehorse at Prairie Meadows LESS than once every six days of their 2021 racing season, then, Voila!
    They can boast about “Improved Horse Safety”! Way to strive for blood sport excellence, Iowans.

    (*I think I might be getting a little bit jaded from following this site.)

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