More Kentucky Kills Revealed

Through a FOIA request to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, I was able to go back and get these death confirmations from 2015:

Bandini’s Star, Jan 3, Turfway R – “fracture, ligament rupture”
Fancita Mae, Jan 18, Turfway R – “tendon rupture”
Cozy Nicole, Jan 25, Turfway R – “open, comminuted fracture”
H’s Cat, Feb 1, Turfway R – “open fracture”
Twisted Zing, Mar 21, Turfway R – “soft tissue rupture”
How Bout That, May 9, Churchill R – “fracture, rupture, severed tendon”
Argumental, May 17, Churchill R – “fracture, rupture”
Sadler’s Warrior, May 25, Churchill R – “MCIII/MTIII fracture”
Barefoot Children, Jun 4, Churchill R – “pulmonary hemorrhage, sudden death”
Canny Nanny, Jun 6, Churchill R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Mariano Intheninth, Jun 12, Churchill R – “open, comminuted fracture”
Jilleah, Jul 10, Ellis R – “open, comminuted, displaced fracture”
Flat Deposit, Aug 7, Ellis R – “sesamoid fracture”
Spooky Ghost, Aug 16, Ellis R – “sudden death”
Royal Gloves, Sep 4, Ellis R – “severed tendon, ruptured ligament”
Pierson, Sep 6, Ellis R – “displaced fracture”
Pomodoro, Sep 20, Churchill R – “multiple fractures”
Shore Runner, Oct 3, Keeneland R – “[multiple] fractures and severed soft tissue”
Skyring, Oct 3, Keeneland R – “[multiple] fractures and severed soft tissue”
Get in Line, Oct 18, Keeneland R – “comminuted fracture, severed soft tissue”
Rathbaun, Nov 11, Churchill R – “displaced, comminuted fracture”
Chide, Nov 26, Churchill R – “open, displaced, comminuted fracture”
Drivin Miss Ellie, Dec 26, Turfway R – “sesamoid fracture”

and 2016:

Stef’s Girl, Feb 14, Turfway R – “open, comminuted fracture”
Grey Balls of Fire, Feb 20, Turfway R – “acute soft tissue rupture”
Valiant Hope, Apr 1, Turfway R – “comminuted scapula fracture”
Fancy Hat, Apr 20, Keeneland R – “open, displaced fracture”
Pristine Sistine, Apr 22, Keeneland R – “MCIII/MTIII fracture”
Back in Dixie, Apr 22, Keeneland R – “[multiple] fractures, soft tissue rupture”
Not an Illusion, May 4, Churchill R – “[multiple] open fractures”
Tarpy’s Goal, May 14, Churchill R – “acute fetlock luxation”
Planet, May 22, Churchill R – “open, displaced fracture”
Showered, May 26, Churchill R – “humerus fracture”
Fashion Setter, Jun 4, Churchill R – “sudden death” (three years old, second race)
Cowboy Humor, Jun 5, Churchill R – “open, comminuted fracture”
Gigi’s Kitten, Jun 10, Churchill R – “[multiple] fractures”
Open Order, Jun 19, Churchill R – “open fracture, acute rupture”
The Conception, Jun 24, Churchill R – “pulmonary hemorrhage, sudden death”
Toby the Tiger, Jul 1, Churchill R – “sudden death” (three years old, first race)
Snare, Jul 23, Ellis R – “sesamoid fracture”
Bet With Charlie, Sep 18, Churchill R – “multiple open fractures”
Miss Pink Diva, Oct 9, Keeneland R – “[multiple] fractures”
All Y’all, Oct 23, Keeneland R – “displaced, comminuted fracture”
Whispering Dancer, Nov 9, Churchill R – “grade 5 [lame]”
Millenial, Nov 10, Churchill R – “compound, displaced, comminuted fracture”
Mister Pippit, Nov 10, Churchill R – “displaced, comminuted fracture”
Tiz Candy, Nov 16, Churchill R – “slab fracture”
Lightning Strike, Nov 24, Churchill R – “MCIII/MTIII fracture”
Walkers Sentry, Dec 28, Turfway R – “open, displaced fracture”

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  1. Gambling and grotesque, gruesome injuries to racehorses go together. This killing show must be defunded. Animal abuse should never be funded at all anyway! Who knows how many horses were sent to slaughter that year…?!

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