Through a FOIA request to the New Jersey Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year.
Burning Blaze, Feb 19, Meadowlands R – “sudden collapse and death: copious amounts of frank blood and serosanguineous fluid drained from the nostrils and mouth; extensive subcutaneous and skeletal muscle hemorrhages”
Tango Dancer N, Apr 15, Meadowlands R – “complete, comminuted, displaced fracture; extensive soft tissue hemorrhage; extensive cartilage loss and ulceration”
Liam’s Boy, May 5, Monmouth T – “complete, comminuted, displaced fracture; torn ligament; extensive soft tissue hemorrhage; severe necrosis/sclerosis at fracture site”
Marsala Hanover, May 14, Meadowlands R – “sudden death: [probably] exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage” also: “severe chronic ulcerative gastritis”
Shaldag, May 15, Monmouth R – “traumatic fetlock injury: multiple fractures, complete luxation of the joint with severe fragmentation of [multiple] ligaments” also: “severe chronic osteoarthritis; chronic ulcerative gastritis”
Creative Girl, May 21, Monmouth R – “[multiple] complete, comminuted fractures”
Miss Margaret Ann, Jun 25, Monmouth S – “colic” (trained Jun 14)
Independence Law, Jun 26, Monmouth R – “[multiple] fractures, extensive damage, scattered muscle hemorrhages”
Chiquito Baby, Jun 26, Monmouth R – “fell: open, complete, comminuted, displaced fracture – bone through skin; [multiple] torn ligaments and tendons, [one] ruptured; extensive soft tissue hemorrhage; severe necrosis/sclerosis at fracture site”
So am I correct in assuming serosanguineous fluid is a sign of previous healing or an attempt of the horses body to
Heal itself? Forgive my spelling,please.
It’s blood and clear fluid with no signs of pus, so it is not infected.
Reading the descriptions of these injuries it sounds more like these horses stepped on land mines or were hit by live ammo rather than having been running down a flat dirt track.
To anyone who still defends this industry – especially regular horse owners who should know the hell better – your moral compass is nonexistent and your soul is completely compromised. You do not deserve to breath the same air that these horses did for their short tormented lives.
The description in your first paragraph could not have been better stated.
Oh, so Creative Girl didn’t survive? Big surprise. Euthanized for multiple fractures, yet creepy NY Thoroughbred Breeders Assn. (is there any TB breeders’ group that ISN’T creepy? I think not) decided to promote the Death Race on Twitter. Even aired a portion of the video — after her breakdown, of course — to illustrate their NY-bred “winner” at a NJ track. So classy.
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