Yet Another Kill at a NYRA Track

Quick Nick was killed training this morning at Belmont: “pulled up after breezing, vanned off with shoulder injury, euthanized,” says the Gaming Commission. He was just three years old and coming off his first race. For Belmont, this makes 32 kills on the year; for all NY Thoroughbred tracks, 57. Explain to me again, NY racing people, how yours is a “standard that should be emulated across the country.”


  1. Wonder how all the other racing jurisdictions feel about New York’s public death reporting system? They all spend so much time and energy keeping their own kills top secret, only to see NY’s Gaming Commission admit to each and every damned horse death, regardless of how (or where) it occurs.
    Do they truly expect the public to believe they’re not hosting every bit as many kills at their own death tracks?

    Hey, racing officials: Nobody in your sick game cares in the slightest how many racehorses are fatally injured, broken down, abused, dumped and slaughtered for their cruel addiction. So you might as well take New York’s lead and start fessing up to your state’s kills as well. And, who knows? Maybe this will even generate MORE interest in on-track attendance when all the carnage-seeking pervs learn how many “beloved athletes” they get to watch suffer and die horrifically for their entertainment dollar: Bonus!

  2. Everybody that is somebody detests the kill pens . However, I would add the people that continue to be the ones to bless the horse racing events to the list of killing . Very sad these beautiful babies die for nothing
    But money and gambling.

  3. So incredibly sad and another horrible loss like so many others. OMG I wish all of these race tracks could be shut down – these beautiful horses don’t deserve to die and be abused by the “losers” involved in this horrific so called sport!! Why the hell will the governments never get involved with the issues that really matter to so many of us????

  4. People involved in horse racing seem to think this is taking care of 2 and 3 year old race horses even before some of them never have the chance to run in a race. It is said, if you take care of your horses they will take care of you. The horses are made to do their part so why don’t owners and trainers do the same?

  5. The grim reality in horse racing (and most other competitive events involving horses) is that competing in the event is more important than the horse. The horse is a tool. The human competitors break their four-legged tool in some way or in many ways. They discard the broken tool. They replace the tool to compete and repeat the cycle. This is not genuine love for a horse!!!! When “broken tools” are labeled UNWANTED HORSES, it isn’t rocket science that this is not genuine compassion for the horses!

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