34 More Kills in West Virginia

Through a FOIA request to the West Virginia Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s two tracks in 2020. (This is part 2; part 1 here.)

Cecilia’s a Gem, Jul 8, Mountaineer R – “fractured condyle, [ruptured] ligament”

Pumpkin, Jul 14, Charles Town S – “colic, toxic”

Mighty Bop, Jul 23, Charles Town R – “fractured sesamoids” (67th race)

Supercharged, Jul 25, Charles Town R – “fractured tibia” (1st race)

Bird Call, Aug 4, Mountaineer R – “lung hemorrhage” (chart said “fell into the rail”)

Cowboy’s Plan, Aug 27, Charles Town R – “injured in paddock [before race]”

Major Medallist, Aug 28, Charles Town R – “fractured fetlock”

Beautiful B, Sep 1, Mountaineer R – “rupture”

Rich Tradition, Sep 2, Mountaineer T – “comminuted humerus”

Island Rock, Sep 5, Charles Town R – “complete, compound pastern fracture” (1st race)

First Talent, Sep 21, Mountaineer T – “fractured sesamoid, [ruptured] ligament”

Evan’s Chile, Sep 24, Charles Town R – “fractured LF leg”

Windsor Legend, Sep 25, Charles Town S – “founder” (had been raced 52 times)

Castle Ridge, Oct 1, Charles Town R – “fractured sesamoids”

Frikitona, Oct 2, Charles Town T – “multiple fractures” (being prepped for debut)

Ominous, Oct 7, Mountaineer T – “details unknown”

Sir Majesty, Oct 9, Charles Town R – “fractured LF leg”

Encantado, Oct 10, Charles Town T (euthanized Oct 24) – “fractured sesamoids”

Infinitypowersiwin, Oct 13, Charles Town S – “natural death” (was only three; had been raced just 4 days prior – finished last, 23 lengths back)

Global First, Oct 22, Charles Town T – “fractured RF leg”

Stand Alone Dennis, Nov 8, Mountaineer R – “fractured fetlock”

Two in the Bush, Nov 19, Charles Town R – “fractured pastern”

W W Archie, Nov 20, Charles Town S – “anaphylactic shock”

Im a Patriot, Nov 23, Mountaineer R – “compound, comminuted fracture”

Birthday Baby, Nov 25, Charles Town T – “fractured tibula” (being prepped for debut)

Uncle Jessie, Nov 25, Charles Town R (euthanized Nov 30) – “double slab fracture”

Correjon, Nov 26, Charles Town R (euthanized Dec 2) – “slab fracture”

Something Great, Nov 28, Charles Town T – “fractured shoulder”

Ride On Mason, Dec 1, Mountaineer R (euthanized Dec 2) – “fractured C3”

Beat Navy, Dec 3, Charles Town R – “slab fracture”

Profit’s Cause, Dec 7, Mountaineer R – “fractured multiple bones”

Father’s Luck, Dec 8, Charles Town S – “founder, all four feet” (just four years old)

Mesmerizingpegasus, Dec 11, Charles Town R – “fractured carpus”

Tbtwelve, Dec 23, Mountaineer R – “fractured sesamoid, [ruptured] ligament”

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  1. Yikes. Guess Charles Town’s latest killing spree (FOUR on-track racing deaths in the last two weeks) wasn’t such an outlier, after all. Was it, racing creeps?

  2. Hey Guys….Mountain Bear, is most likely dead. Because of scummy Turfway Park ky. Boy, I’ll tell ya,these tracks are really working overtime on the killing sprees.

  3. Last night Charlestown race 2, #7 horse when gate opened did a hiho Silver and his head hit the top of the gate where the numbers are shown. The rider fell off a few feet from the starting gate. The horse did run with the pack around the track riderless. Hopefully his head was not injured.

  4. Gotta “love” the hypocrisy…”natural death” huh? In their demented minds all kills are “natural” or “accidental” Sick pricks!!!

    • Right, Andrea! INFINITYPOWERSIWIN was a victim of abuses inflicted upon her by the racing participants!!! So NATURALLY she died from the injuries she sustained from the INHUMANE TREATMENT SHE RECEIVED by her Owner/Trainer, Lofflin Downie AND HORSERACING ITSELF!!!
      She was a FLORIDA-BRED filly foaled on March 17, 2017 and earned $5,915 with a total of 12 starts. She died on October 13, 2020 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. How horrible for her and all of the other horses that were killed by the ABUSE OF HORSERACING AND GAMBLING BETS!!!!
      Horseracing is SYNONYMOUS with horse-killing! Horseracing has NO redeeming value! Horseracing must be ended!!!!

  5. I am opposed to horseracing when it leads to the horses suffering or having to be euthanized as a result.

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