Through a FOIA request to the Arkansas Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following deaths at that state’s only track, Oaklawn, this spring. Please note: The Commission did not forward stall deaths, so this list is incomplete.
Macho Appeal, Jan 16, R: “Pulled up on turn, euthanized on track.”
Majestic Freedom, Jan 23, R – “Pulled up, vanned off. On Feb 1, horse was unable to stand…euthanized. Histology revealed avascular bone necrosis.” Majestic was just two years old – “bone necrosis.”
Green Tea Mochi, Feb 2, T – “Returned acutely lame – pelvic fracture – euthanized.”
Torte, Feb 19, T – “This horse sustained open, bilateral sesamoid fractures [and] complete rupture of the suspensory apparatus.” (two years old)
Good Luck Charm, Apr 8, T – “Multiple fractures with rupture of collateral ligaments…euthanized on track.”
Brice, Apr 16, R – “Catastrophic injury, euthanized on track.” (chart merely said “vanned off”)