Through a FOIA request to the Colorado Department of Revenue, I have confirmed the following kills at Arapahoe Park in 2021.
Cash Kitten, Aug 30, stall – “colic of five-day duration”
Cash Kitten was six years old and had been raced 47 times, most recently Jul 5.
Rhoda’s Jewell, Aug 31, stall – “severe fibrinosuppurative pleuropneumonia”
Rhoda’s Jewell was five years old and had been raced 41 times, most recently Aug 11.
Behavin Good, Sep 27, stall – “colic, died” (not euthanized – just died)
Behavin Good was three years old and had been raced just ten days prior.
Cornstalker, Oct 6, stall – “acute 180° colonic torsion with acute colon rupture”; also: “extensive gastric erosion; moderate ischemic necrosis”
Cornstalker was six years old.
Turko, Oct 16, racing – “broke down”
Turko was two years old, and this was his fourth time under the whip.