At Least 27 Dead Racehorses in Texas So Far This Year

Through a FOIA request to the Texas Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year:

Commanding Candy, Jan 8, Sam Houston R – “torn suspensory ligament”

Flyin’ Easy, Jan 18, Sam Houston T – “scapula fracture”

Brave Nation, Feb 4, Sam Houston T – “bilateral fracture”

Twisted Emotions, Feb 21, Sam Houston T – “fetlock disarticulation”

Flitter Bye, Mar 19, Sam Houston T – “cannon fracture” (two, being prepped for debut)

Gal Named Ann, Apr 2, Sam Houston T – “fracture” (two, being prepped for debut)

Rare Redidirt Road, Apr 19, Sam Houston T – “comminuted fracture”

Moro Jetsetter, Apr 22, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Versailles, Apr 24, Lone Star T – “comminuted fracture” (being prepped for debut)

Call Dish, May 7, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Ileavethelighton, May 16, Lone Star R – “carpal slab fracture”

General Trev, May 21, Lone Star R – “carpal slab fracture”

High Pursuit, May 22, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Hoist Your Glass, May 27, Lone Star S – “joint infection/sepsis” (was raced May 7)

Delicious Pursuit, Jun 5, Lone Star R – “acute death”

Dac Timetoshine, Jun 10, Sam Houston S – “colic” (was raced May 22)

Sheer Devil, Jun 11, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Lone Star Heat, Jun 19, Lone Star T – “sesamoid fracture”

Sir Angel, Jun 24, Sam Houston S – “colic” (nine years old, was raced May 22)

Easy Return, Jun 24, Sam Houston T – “possible cardiac” (two years old)

Beta Lake, Jun 27, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Jordans Game, Jul 4, Gillespie R – “humeral fracture” (two years old, first race)

Expect Halo, Jul 4, Lone Star T – “severe groin injury”

Pretty Britches, Jul 9, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Country Love, Jul 9, Lone Star R – “scapula fracture”

Blue Duck La Jolla, Jul 14, Sam Houston R – “humerus fracture”

Kk Dashing Fury, Aug 5, Sam Houston R – “complete luxation, severed ligament”

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  1. Key words:” AT LEAST…”

    They do everything bigger in Texas. So it’s kinda disappointing to read that their Racing Commissioners (*scoff) only admit to (what amounts to) fewer than 50 racehorse kills in a year’s time. We all know their REAL kill numbers are much higher.
    C’mon, Texans: Fess up. Remember the Alamo. Yee-haw:(

  2. HORSERACING must be recognized as the ANIMAL CRUELTY that it is. Horseracing must be punished! Horseracing must be underfunded, defunded and BANNED in Texas!
    All of the horses listed above should each have a video of the ABUSE that they had to endure and tolerate from the psychopathic killers of horses!!! All of these psychopaths that masquerade under the term of “horsemen” need to be brought to justice. They ALL SHOULD BE VIDEO-TAPED AND REPORTED.
    This whole blood-thirsty INDUSTRY needs to be punished, not rewarded!
    These horse-killers should not be allowed to continue to hurt horses. Anyone who places bets/wagers on racehorses needs to STOP because it fuels the abuses of horses.

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