Through a FOIA request to the Texas Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks from August through December of last year (this is part 2; part 1, which ran through Aug 5, is here).
There are, you will see, only three listings. That the whole state of Texas had only three deaths after August 5 defies belief, and I said so in an email to the Commission. In response, they magically found one more (initially they had only forwarded two deaths, with no causes or locations), but that was it. In addition, there were two deaths on the first FOIA in August that were not included this time around (I asked for the entire year in order to cross-check and to make sure no horses slipped through the cracks). Bottom line, the Texas recordkeeping is slipshod at best, and I simply do not accept that the 30 kills I have for 2021 is the true toll.
Jessa Louisiana Dash, Oct 6, Sam Houston T – “sesamoid fracture”
Marmalade Candy, Oct 26, Lone Star S – “found dead” (five years old)
Kw Sally, Nov 20, Lone Star R – “comminuted carpal fracture”