5 More Kills at Turf Paradise, 17 on the Year

Through a FOIA request to the Arizona Dept. of Gaming, I have confirmed the following recent kills at Turf Paradise:

Kodiak King, Feb 16, Turf R – “fractured shoulder”
Supah Sista, Mar 4, Turf R – “fractured cannon”
Copper Peg, Mar 9, Turf T – “fractured fetlock”
Distinguished, Mar 11, Turf T – “fractured shoulder”
Black Drop, Mar 11, Turf R – “collapsed, [died]” (four years old)

Including these, this makes 17 dead horses at Turf this year – not even three months in. And this, after 38 kills there last year.

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6 Comments

  1. we need to stop this slaughter on the horse tracks now. it has been going on far too long. if a horse has come in last, 2 times it needs to be retired and cared for at a sanctuary. why are there no places for horses to be retired like people. why do we let gamblers take all the money. it is ugly the way it is going on. very very ugly is horse slaughter on the track or int he stall. the drugging is enormous. it kills them at 2 years old. what can you do to stop this slaughter

    On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 5:09 AM Horseracing Wrongs wrote:

    > Patrick Battuello posted: “Through a FOIA request to the Arizona Dept. of > Gaming, I have confirmed the following recent kills at Turf Paradise: > Kodiak King, Feb 16, Turf R – “fractured shoulder” Supah Sista, Mar 4, Turf > R – “fractured cannon” Copper Peg, Mar 9, Turf T – “fract” >

  2. Believe me when I say, most of the horses entered in races here should NOT even be racing. They look like they are going to pass out or drop even before the old finish line. And there was one incident a while ago where around the far turn out the horse was either fallen or gave up. No one after the rest of the “foes” made it back did not even notice someone was missing. PATHETIC
    and this place is a dump.
    .

  3. The horseracing industry consists of people who have refused and continue to refuse to admit that they have done and continue to do anything wrong while committing acts of abuse against horses and illegal acts involving illegal drugs especially doping horses to fix the outcome of races. The racing of horses at the ages of 2 (two) years old and 3 (three) years old is fundamentally wrong in regards to the horses. This is a “standard” or common practice in horseracing.
    To do things that are fundamentally wrong is common practice in the horseracing industry in Arizona and other states.
    The members of the organizations that exploit the Thoroughbreds and the Quarter Horses in Arizona and other states are ignoring the fundamentals of horsemanship, that is to say TRUE HORSEMANSHIP. The character qualities of morality and ethics appear to be absent from these people. The criminal activities that many of the human participants in horse racing are engaged in require investigations. Many of these investigations required the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION to gather the evidence required to convict certain people of their crimes against the horses and other people, and against society as a whole.
    It is very difficult to forgive anyone who refuses to admit nor acknowledge that he or she did something wrong. It is not a time to forgive the horse-abusing degenerate human participants involved in this industry in Arizona and other states. It is time to shut down this activity that can rightfully be described as criminal activity. It is time to stop all government-directed benefits to the horse-abusing, horse-killing psychopathic stakeholders in horseracing. It is time to hold these people accountable.

  4. No “Paradise” when horses are dying at Turf Paradise. This is immoral.
    I will not visit Arizona while the state allows this cruelty to go on.

    • Campsie Grothendieck,
      If you are able to travel to Arizona at all, you could visit Arizona as an advocate for the horses and as an activist against horseracing.
      I live over 1,100 miles away from Turf Paradise Race Course in Arizona so I won’t be going there anytime soon. If I were able to travel that much, I would love to hold a sign up as advocate for the horses and as an activist against horseracing. My money would be better spent on donations to Horseracing Wrongs at this point.

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