2-Year-Old Killed at Saratoga This Morning; Over 1,000 Killed at NYRA Tracks Since 2009

Back in the spring, NYRA spokesperson Patrick McKenna boasted that “NYRA…sets the industry standard when it comes to safety and integrity.” This morning, a yet-to-be-named 2-year-old broke down while training at Saratoga and was euthanized on the track. For all three NYRA tracks, this is kill #46 on the year; since 2009, NYRA owns over 1,000 dead horses. “Industry standard for safety and integrity,” Mr. McKenna? If not for the gravity involved, I’d pitch you to SNL for lampooning.

Saratoga’s Dead, Thus Far
Range War, Jun 3, training – “injured while breezing” (being prepped for first race)
Supernova, Jun 22, stall – “apparent peritonitis”
Vindatude, Jul 3, training – “collapsed and expired” (three years old)
Credit Event, Aug 6, training – “fractured leg, euthanized”
Plurality, Aug 6, training – “collided with another horse” (being prepped for first race)
Practice Squad, Aug 10, training – “sustained leg injury, euthanized on track”
Awesome Gerry, Aug 10, racing – “suffered an injury, euthanized on track”
Salt Cay, Aug 11, racing – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”
Answer In, Aug 17, stall – “laminitis” (last raced Jul 16)
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Aug 21, training – “injured, pulled up, euthanized”

NYRA’s Annual Kills
2009: 67 dead horses (partial: database went live in March)
2010: 109 dead horses
2011: 85 dead horses
2012: 95 dead horses
2013: 70 dead horses
2014: 79 dead horses
2015: 59 dead horses
2016: 66 dead horses
2017: 78 dead horses
2018: 60 dead horses
2019: 65 dead horses
2020: 83 dead horses
2021: 76 dead horses
2022: 46 dead horses

2 Comments

  1. Quit Using the horses for the tracks that’s so cruel how they hafto do that they should be used just for pets not races .😡

  2. Disgusting, absolutely disgusting ny. And, in meantime No Chin Todd,and his rolly polly bazillionaire cash cow michael repole, keep yuckin it up with … whatever 😒. I ACTUALLY like California more than ny. There’s something abrasive about ny. All these yucksters are sick.

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