17 More Racehorse Kills in Florida

Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2021 (this is part 2; part 1 here). Please note, however, that zero stall deaths were forwarded. In addition, the single-page “reports” mostly came without immediate causes of death. In short, Florida’s recordkeeping is, along with New Mexico’s, the worst in the nation. So, I’m absolutely certain that this is not a full accounting of Florida carnage. (Because of the paucity of information, where possible I’ve supplemented with notes from Equibase.)

Michigan Avenue, Jul 15, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (two years old)
Chit Chat Bang, Jul 22, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (two years old, coming off first race)
Disputant, Aug 13, Gulfstream T – “had a fracture” (two years old)
Bulk, Aug 20, Gulfstream R – “went wrong in the left hind”
Now a Jaguar, Aug 26, Gulfstream T – “deceased”
Autumn Heir, Aug 30, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (two years old)
Squeezadios, Sep 17, Gulfstream R – “suffered a catastrophic injury, euthanized”
Serengeti Sunshine, Sep 18, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (coming off first race)
Anaya’s Secret, Sep 26, Palm Meadows T – “deceased” (two years old)
Starship Simba, Oct 1, Gulfstream T – “deceased”
Fulmini, Oct 9, Gulfstream R – “collapsed on the gallop out” (three years old)
Sunshine City, Oct 18, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (three years old)
Estilo Exitoso, Nov 20, Tampa Bay T – “fractured scapula” (two years old)
Gator Bite, Nov 21, Tampa Bay T – “[multiple] fractures”
Mineyerownmalone, Nov 27, Tampa Bay R – “suspensory rupture”
Garter and Tie, Dec 5, Gulfstream T – “deceased”
R Big G, Dec 12, Tampa Bay T – “compound fracture, disarticulated fetlock”

2 Comments

  1. The people who are involved in this egregious cruelty to horses are disgusting and despicable people. They could stop this deliberate causing of injuries, pain and death to horses but they won’t stop. These horse-abusing, horse-killing, psychopathic, narcissistic, money-grubbing creeps belong in prison!

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